Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu
Greenland National Museum & Archives

Opening hours at the museum


September 16th — May 31st

1 pm — 4 pm

Monday closed



June 1st - September 15th

10 am - 4 pm



Adult: DKK 50

Children under 16: Free

Welcome to Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu - Greenland National Museum and Archives.

Here you can read more about the museum’s collections and exhibitions, as well as Greenland’s intangible cultural heritage. The archive's digitalised Church ledgers are found here.

Use the menu above or the search function to find what you're looking for and if you need further assistance, please reach out to the NKA staff.


Special exhibition

Special exhibition

Expedition Relics

For over a century, there was a great interest in organizing expeditions to Greenland. Several episodes mark history, many ending in tragedy and failure. The evidence of these expeditions along Avannaarsua is reflected in the objects left behind by 19 expeditions carried out between 1853 and 1934. Relics are exhibited.

Visit the exhibition and learn about the relics. The exhibition will be available from April 6th until August 18th, 2024, at the museum.

Digitized exhibition

Digitized exhibition


NORDAFAR, a historical fishing port in West Greenland. NORDAFAR was established in 1953 and closed in 1985. The port welcomed fishermen from Norway, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Greenland, as well as ships from European countries. NORDAFAR has been a place full of with life - you have now the opportunity to step into an exhibition that offers a glimpse of everything that made NORDAFAR a unique place, told through the lens of four selected buildings.

Visit the digitized exhibition and learn about the port through abandoned buildings.

Qassiarsuk Tapestry Tour

Qassiarsuk Tapestry Tour

Take a virtual tour of Qassiarsuk, a subarctic settlement in Southern Greenland with a rich history spanning a thousand years! Join us as we explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its sub-arctic farming landscape.

The tour unveils Qassiarsuk's ancient history, showcasing the enduring connections between Norse settlers and today's Inuit communities. You’ll hear from local guides Aqqaluaq-Ole Frederiksen and Tupaarnaq Egede and local farmer Frederik Egede, whose families have cultivated this land for generations.

This project was a joint effort between CyArk, Kujataa World Heritage, and Greenland National Museum and Archives, and it was made possible with the generous support of Iron Mountain.

The Archive is temporarily closed for research services

We have temporarily suspended our research services as staff are engaged in spiral investigation, receive large deliveries of archives from Greenlandic authorities and do extensive registration work. As a result, the Archives is now unable to host researchers for the remainder of 2023.

This applies to all inquiries regarding archival research, in-person visits, guidance and other services for researchers and other archive users.

Requests for personnel records, tax information, diplomas and other public inquiries will be processed as usual, although longer processing times may occur.



You can once again see the memorial for one of Greenland's most important and most recognized artists, Aron from Kangeq.

The memorial, which was made by Christian “Nuunu” Rosing, was shown for the first time in 1993 and on the 200th anniversary of Aaron's birth, it is now again to be found outside the museum.

Digitized exhibition "GREENLAND 1721-2021 A COLONY. A NATION. A PEOPLE."

Digitized exhibition "GREENLAND 1721-2021 A COLONY. A NATION. A PEOPLE."

The new special exhibition "GREENLAND 1721-2021 A COLONY. A NATION. A PEOPLE." can now be experienced in a virtual exhibition.

Click here to see.


The Museum

The Museum

The museum was started in mid-1960s as the first museum in Greenland. The collections have ever since expanded the collections, from excavations and with repatriated material from the Danish National Museum. The museum works with archaeology, recent history, arts and crafts. The museum houses the central registers of listed buildings and monuments and undertakes conservation provisions of the law on protection of monuments and buildings, as well as participating in nature conservancy and urban planning.

The museum advises the Greenlandic government in all affairs regarding permission for excavation of ancient monuments. All excavated material belongs to Greenland.

The Archive

The Archive

The archive is primarily tasked with ensuring the preservation of archival material and is furthermore responsible for the collection, organization, preservation, registration, research and dissemination of Greenland's cultural and social historical development.

The first law on archives was passed on the 1st November 1982 and on January 1st 1991 the Museum and the National Archives, which previously had been two separate institutions, were merged under the name Greenland National Museum and Archives.

The institution receives records from all public institutions in Greenland as well as from private donators. The archive is available for enquiries concerning records on- or from Greenland.


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