The Faroese Museum of Natural History is an institution under the Ministry of Education, Research and Culture.
The institutions’ key responsibilities are in research, collection, and in creating awareness to the general public about Faroese natural history.
The main emphasis of the research is on describing biological diversity, the ecosystem, and to establish how climate change and human activity impacts these phenomena.
The institution is active in research, and aims to use the Museums to project this research. Additionally the museums preserve and document part of our cultural history. They are continuously developing, and keep up with present taxonomic and nomenclature consensus.
Digital archives are available online and are continuously expanded, allowing for access by Faroese and international researchers.
Animals and plants that get collected make up the exhibition, but special themes such as whale hunting have also been made periodically.