UUMMANNAQ MUSEUM

Uummannaq Museum tells fantastic stories from the region.

Particularly interesting is the museum’s exhibition of the extensive polar exploration that took place and Alfred Wegener’s expedition on a propeller-driven sled on the Ice Sheet.

Wegener became world-famous due to his theory of continental drift. His aim was to build a scientific station in the middle of the Ice Sheet.

The museum also houses copies of the clothing of the famous Qilaktisog mummies, which were discovered in the area in 1972. Today the original items of clothing can be found at Greenland’s National Museum in Nuuk.

CONTACT INFORMATION

UUMMANNAQ MUSEUM

Alfred Berthelsenip Aqq. B 9
3961 Uummannaq

Phone: +299 95 45 56
E-mail: cjer@avannaata.gl