National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Streymoy

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A visit to National Museum of the Faroe Islands immerses you in the long and rich past of this intriguing archipelago. Well-organized exhibits cover Viking settlements, the Middle Ages, and more recent eras. In the nature section--divided into geology, botany, and zoology areas--see displays of now-extinct species. In other sections, you'll learn about the people, culture, and way of life throughout the Faroes' history, including work, pastimes, and other aspects. Don't miss a perennial highlight: the engraved pew ends that used to be in the 12th-century St. Olav's Church, carved by Czeslaw Slania. Take a look at our Streymoy trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to National Museum of the Faroe Islands and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Would very much like to have seen this museum, but unfortunately was here closed and opened only from 15.5 to 15.9.19 again, had probably expected that a museum which tells so much about a country's nature and culture is open all year though there are fewer guests in periods. The construction from the outside could be a factory building gray and a little boring. It is easy to get to the museum by bus, which stops few hundred meters from here. In addition, the museum has an open-air museum a hundred metres or a 10 min walk further down to the water. Hope to see the museum a second time.
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  • Given how small the Faroe Islands are and how few people live there, this is really an impressive museum, both for its natural history collection, the boats, fishing history, archaeology displays and ...  more »
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