National Museum of the Faroe Islands

The National Museum of the Faroe Islands (Faroese: Føroya Fornminnissavn) is the national museum of the Faroe Islands, located in Tórshavn.

The Museum on Brekkutún 6

The National Museum of the Faroe Islands has exhibitions in the museum building on Brekkutún 6 in Tórshavn. There are items which tell the history of the Faroe Islands, the culture etc. from the Viking Ages and the Middle Ages. There are items from the farming live and the maritime live in the Faroe Islands. The famous Kikjubøstólarnir, which are parts of the original benches from the Ólavskirkjan (St. Olav's Church) of Kirkjubøur are amongst the most valued items of the National Museum on Brekkutún 6. These were in Denmark for many years but have now returned to the Faroe Islands.[1]

Heima á Garði in Hoyvík

Heima á Garði is a farmhouse in Hoyvík, near Tórshavn. The farmhouse is now a part of the National Museum of the Faroe Islands. The main building was built around 1812, but it is furnished like Faroese houses were in 1920s. The museum is an outdoors museum with all the buildings and tools etc. which belonged to the farmhouse.

The pew ends

The medieval pew ends from Saint Olav's church at Kirkjubøur (mentioned above) featured in three series of Faroese stamps, engraved by Czeslaw Slania.

Faroese stamps 1980:

Faroese stamps 1984:

Faroese stamps 2001:

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Coordinates: 62°01′56″N 6°45′54″W / 62.03222°N 6.76500°W / 62.03222; -6.76500

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