National Museum of Faroe Islands

The museum is located just outside Torshavn. The museum of today is both a cultural and natural history museum. The cultural museum was established in 1952 and the natural history museum in 1955. In 2013 the exhibition staged a new permanent exhibition: National Museum – Nature and Culture, covering Faroese geology, botany, zoology, archaeology, folk-life and history. The museum has an open air museum located close to the exhibition.

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The museum is working on a project to preserve and restore the original buildings and tools of a whaling station north of Torshavn. This land station is the only surviving Norwegian whale station in the northern hemisphere and the ambition is to create a whaling museum and a historical maritime heritage site.

The national museum is part of a new institution, Faroe Islands National Heritage – Archives, Library and Museums, established in 2011.


Opening hours:

15/5 – 15/9: 10-17

16/9 – 14/5: 14-17 Thursday and Sunday


Facilities for disabled persons


Søvn Landsins – National Museum of Faroe Islands
Kúrdalsvegur 15
Postbox 1155
FO-100 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands

Tel.: +298 340 500