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Ilulissat Museum

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Address: Nuisariannguaq 9, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
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Super cute little museum

Visited this little place on our first day in Ilulissat, not expecting much. The museum is actually located within the famed Knud Rasmussen's original home, which explains the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this little place on our first day in Ilulissat, not expecting much. The museum is actually located within the famed Knud Rasmussen's original home, which explains the great portion of the exhibition dedicated to his life and great voyages across the Arctic. It really is something, how these ethnographic adventures were conducted back then. The museum includes information in... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Greenland and Illulissat is very interesting and different place .Illulissat museum must see if you want to understand traditional people

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This Illulissat museum, while small and is in the former house of local hero, Knud Rasmussen, is quite interesting and full with information about Illulissat area. It is worth spend 1-2 hours to learn about local people. Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879 – December 21, 1933) was a Greenlandic/Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum gives a good perspective on Arctic life with many models of the housing and activities that give a good idea of the difficulties in such an environment. Worth a visit.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This little museum is a very useful introduction to life and history of Ilulissat and its environs. It is small enough to see everything in an hour or two but covers the ground of geology, history and traditional life and work pursuits in admirable breadth. Everything is labelled in three languages including English so it's very accessible. Some of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum with lots of information about Greenland including famous explorer Knud Rasmussen who was born in the house. Some of the exhibition rooms seem too crowded and could need a new display

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice break from hiking and icebergs. Also gets you into local art museum. Three floors of items. Centrally located.

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Pau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you ever make it to Ilulissat its a must stop! From the history of Knud Rasmussen to the story of the early Greenlandic peoples to geology and history of Ilulissat! Not many small towns on earth have a better museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The old home of Knud Rasmussen is converted to a nice small museum. The exhibition gives plenty of information of the history of the area and Knud Rasmussen´s life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

this museum will give you an excellent overview of the history of Greenland and its' peoples. It is not big so very manageable. Right in town you can walk to it.

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