Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu
Greenland National Museum & Archives

Opening hours

Greenland National Museum has changing opening hours, depending on the season.



September 16th — May 31st 


1 pm — 4 pm 

Monday closed



June 1st - September 15th


10 am - 16 pm


Closed days:

December 24th. 
December 25th. 
December 26th. 

December 31st. 
January 1st. 

Admission and guided tours

During the summer there is an admission fee of 30 DKK

Children below the age of 16 are free of charge

Free entry for all on sundays


A guided tour can be arranged by contacting the museum at: or phone: (+299) 32 26 11

A guided tour with up to 10 people is 450 DKK/hour.

Contact the museum for further information regarding guided tours.

Welcome to Greenland's National Museum

Greenland National Museum is the largest cultural history museum in Greenland.

National Museum safeguards and promotes the history of Greenland. Our artefacts, art and images comes from all over the country. A visit to the National Museum is a glimpse into all the different cultures that have existed in Greenland.

The museum's history

The first museum exhibition opened in 1965 in the old Herrnhut building from 1747. The Museum was inaugurated at that very location on 23th of August 1966.
The museum was subsequently moved to its current location in the 1970s after a repatriation program between the National Museum of Denmark and the Museum of Greenland had begun.
The repatriation  program, called Utimut - which means "Going back", meant that thousands of Inuit items that had been taken to Denmark by explorers, was returned to Greenland. This meant that the museum outgrew its original building and had to be moved to our current buildings.

The majority of the exhibition- and administration buildings are from 1930-34 with a extension from 1992. Originally the buildings served as bakery, store, cooper's workshop and warehouse.

The museum is split into four different buildings, all located within a short walking distance from each other. 

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