Qasigiannguit Museum is a local historic museum
The museum is housed in the oldest building of European origin in the village, which stems from the creation of the village as a colony in the first half of the 17th century.
The museum was opened in the beginning of the 1980’s in conjunction with the archaeological digging on the island of Qeqertasussuk south of Qasigiannguit. The museum was officially opened and approved as a local museum in 1984.
The museum was originally housed in the old telegrapher’s building B-8, but has since been expanded to multiple exhibition houses. The museum mainly works with Qasigiannguit, and surrounding areas, cultural history.
The museums exhibitions and activities shines a light on the Saqqaq-culture and the unique finds from the permafrozen excavation site on Qeqertasussuk, Qasigiannguits history and evolution and on local hunting and fishing with a special focus on the shrimp-fishing and production, which was the main catalyst of the industrialization-process from the 1950’s and onwards.
Furthermore, the museum exhibits male and female traditional clothing in the modern era.
A small exhibit about the arctic birds is also part of the museum as well as a activity-cart that teaches local geology.