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National Museum of the Faroe Islands
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Too easy to overlook, deserves more visitors.

Given how small the Faroe Islands are and how few people live there, this is really an impressive... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
ggm96822
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Honolulu, Hawaii
very informative about geology

the best place to learn about the geology and natural history of Faroe Islands. Also good... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
NJFamilyAdventures
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Very nice staff, welcoming and happy to guide you. Great museum to catch the becoming of the islands. 2 floors, great view. Bring snacks, there is a room with coffee, tea and water, but no real cafe. You are invited to bring food from a next door supermarket if you want to. Very interesting museum, not really a "kids' place".

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The tapestry and pew ends are lovely and the history of the geology of the island is interesting but most of the museum is about fishing evolution in the islands which isn't really my thing... The walk from Tórshavn though is beautiful a d goes past the shopping centre if you wanted a uick browse.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The museum is well laid-out.

The entrance interpretation describes geological information relevant to the formation of the Faroe Islands; the lower ground floor houses many Faroese artefacts.

For a small museum it's a pleasant surprise to see displays spaced out, with selected objects rather than an overcrowding of everything collected.

We spent about half an hour here but if you read every sign and look at everything in detail it would take longer.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It was hard to know what to expect before coming here. First of all, it's a little outside of Torshavn, in what looks like a small industrial estate. The contents are surprisingly large, with two large floors. Overall it does capture the unique history, culture and geography of the Faroes quite well, and exhibits are captioned in Faroese, Danish and English (admittedly with a few mistakes in English). In January the museum was quiet and easy to slowly make your way around. Overall a great place to learn a little more about this interesting little nation.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Far exceeded our expectations with its in depth view of geology, nature, culture, viking history, industry, whaling and much much more. A must see if you want some background to your Faroes adventures.

Don't miss the medieval pew ends from Saint Olav's church at Kirkjubøur on the lower floor. They are a treasure

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank marekw
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