National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn

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Museum · Specialty Museum
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 Torshavn 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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  • I am a wheelchair user. This museum is on 2 floors, but both are accessible. There is a small lift between floors. I really enjoyed this visit as I love museums. It is well laid out, and spacious...  more »
  • I would have loved to visit and the online information I could find suggested it was open 10:00-17:00 everyday. However upon arrival, it turned out that its winter hours are 13:00-17:00 and.... the...  more »

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