Ilulissat Museum, Ilulissat

3.8
#2 of 13 in Museums in Greenland
Learn about local history and the story behind many polar explorers at Ilulissat Museum. Located in the first teaching college dating back to 1848, the museum gives insight into the town history, first settlements, and Arctic expeditions through three permanent showrooms. Particularly absorbing are the stories of Knud Rasmussen's adventures on ice through photographs and artifacts from his expeditions. The museum offers parking on site. Put Ilulissat Museum into our Ilulissat trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • most of the explanations are written in Greenlandic and Danish and only few in English. since we can't read neither Greenlandic nor Danish but only English -- we couldn't understand the exhibits and t...  more »
  • It would be really helpful for the hostess to take the trouble, on the one hand to say hello, on the other hand to warn late visitors that if they want to watch the film and the documentary, an hour of visiting will not be enough. We were stunned along with other visitors when the hostess arrived next to us without uttering a word and turned off the video player. We were so engrossed in the film that this way of doing it was really a cold shower. It is obvious that the museum must close at the specified time, that is normal, but there are still basic rules of politeness. We were not driven back to the exit but dunded out. This small old-time museum contains lots of exciting information, the black and white film: Palo's wedding is beautiful. shame.
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