National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Streymoy

4.7
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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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  • We came across a large Museum of the Faroe Islands. It starts with geology, nature, introduced animals (rats and hares) to continue with the fishing boats as they lived and the customs of the village.
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  • This museum tells us a lot about the history of the Faroes, colonization, the hard life of the inhabitants of yesteryear, old photos in support... and lots of exciting things! On the other hand, disappointing the "slideshow" proposed, old as my dresses ... this deserves to be updated into a real and more lively movie!
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