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Natural History Museum


The purpose of the Natural History Museum is to research, document, and educate about the organic Faroese nature in past and future.

The main emphasis of the research is to describe the Faroese biodiversity and ecosystem, as well as examining how climate change and natural consumption affect these phenomena.

A continuous active research takes place at the institution, and the research is imparted by the museums. Furthermore, the museums preserve and substantiate the Faroese natural heritage. The museums are constantly developed in order to follow the most recent classification and naming conventions in the field.

Animals and plants, that are acquired in the collection, are on display at the exhibition. There are also special exhibitions, such as one about whaling.

The Natural History Museum has subdepartments for
  • Botanics
  • Terrestrial zoology
  • Marine zoology
  • Whales and seals

The subdepartments supervise the collection, registration, conservation, research, and impartion within their respective fields.