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This museum is housed in the former family home of Arctic explorer par excellence Knud Admussen... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Small but packed with information

Set in Knud Rasmussen’s birth house, the Ilulissat Museum is a small, somewhat cramped building... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great museum to spend a couple of hours. It was 60kr however it also included entrance to the art museum. It was really interesting to see, especially after visiting the national museum and archives in Nuuk. There was also some outdoor exhibitions...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative, interesting and well laid out museum. It's a wonderful place to spend the inevitable bad weather day.

Thank Rusty1976
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This museum is housed in the former family home of Arctic explorer par excellence Knud Admussen, whose mapping and explorations of the northern regions helped pave the way for other Arctic explorers. But in addition to the gallery dedicated to him, are other galleries on...More

Thank Phillyjanie
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Set in Knud Rasmussen’s birth house, the Ilulissat Museum is a small, somewhat cramped building, but is packed with interesting information about the scientist/explorer, life in the town as it developed, and also broader information about the Inuit and other settlers in Greenland. Some outdoor...More

Thank rilasata
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Nice museum (ticket combined with art museum) in old house which by itself is worth the visit. close to city center and to the nice old church. Very detailed and complete historical information that help understand the evolution of the city ovr time

Thank MarcPe
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth the time to learn about the areas history and evolution. We weren’t aware of how much of a role climate change in the last 150 years has played a part in the development of the city. This was one of the first places...More

Thank msuzdak
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This museum gives you a nice insight in Greenlands impressive history. The museum is filled with historical prints and relics from the time of exploration and big winter expeditions. A must see when you're in the area!

Thank Dennie N
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

On an expedition cruise we made a stop here. Interesting exhibits of the local culture and history. The town isn't too big, so take your time and enjoy what they offer

Thank DERtravels
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Worth a visit while you're in Ilulissat. It gives a good idea of the XIX century Arctic exporers, especially Knud Rasmussen, and history of the city and surroundings. Many information are in Greenlandic/Danish only (e.g. documentaries on screens) so it was quite disappointing to be...More

Thank Little_Frank_22
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The museum is not big, and it is a bit expensive (although everything in Greenland is expensive). However, there is a lot there, and some really interesting material about the history of Greenland. Worth spending an hour there.

Thank Kathy D
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