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The National Museum of Denmark

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Address: Prinsens Palae, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 13 44 11
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: The National Museum in the heart of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest museum...
The National Museum in the heart of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest museum of cultural history. The exhibition at the National Museum covers over 10,000 years of history, and a visit to the museum can be completely customized to suit your own interests in a journey through time and space. Amongst other things, you can experience Denmark's cultural history from Viking times to the present day, ethnographic treasures from all over the world, the art and culture of ancient antiquity, and the changing spectacular special exhibitions. In the Children's Museum, you can see and try things that show how people ate, worked, played and dressed hundreds of years ago in different environments. Admission to all exhibitions at the National Museum is free, although there is a charge for the guided tours on various themes.
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Loads to see here, allow one or two days to see it all. Goes from ancient events and history to modern day Denmark.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loads to see here, allow one or two days to see it all. Goes from ancient events and history to modern day Denmark.

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Bexbot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place is free and it is 4 floors, packed with history. Buy the end, it's a bit too much to take in. We were here for 2 hours as we had to meet someone but we could easily have spent a full day here. If you read every single explanation or historical fact, then you will need all day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous Gift Shop and lovely museum altogether ! What a great way to spend some time learning about Denmark !

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We loved this place. Great explanation of the history of the country and the exhibits are well laid out, although we did find ourselves getting a bit lost on some of the floors. The last rooms we visited were about WW2 and this was very sad and moving. For some reason the heating wasn't working, so it was very stuffy,... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I wish we'd had more time to peruse this museum. Wonderful works of art in all the rooms! They had modern works of art, as well as classics by Rembrandt and others. I enjoyed pieces by Gauguin and Munch a lot. Time was definitely our enemy as we only saw a portion of this magnificent museum. I will say catching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Contains perhaps the best exhibit of the evolution of the human race. Also has a great collection of viking artifacts. And it is all FREE (yes , no admission charge).

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Everyone interested in where we all (not just Danes) came from should check out this museum if you have time! The exhibits from prehistory through the Viking age were fascinating and very well done - I spent 1.5 hours on that floor alone! The second floor was less impressive and interesting to me personally, but the museum was closing anyway,... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out space, with FREE entry and free baggage and coat lockers...for easy viewing of the many rooms....begin at the beginning and work your way round the ages of man....right up to 21st century.Very interesting exhibits,all well labelled and well lit and written in English too. Liked the toy room especially...and the Museum shop has the best selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An extensive and dazzling collection of artifacts from pre-historic, stone age, bronze age, iron age, middle ages, renaissance through modern times, most with a Danish and Nordic bent. We spent 4 hours there and could have spent more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great museum, depicts the history of Denmark really well. It has a free entrance and has something for everyone - a short recommended list of highlights for people with limited time, short summaries in each section for people with a couple of hours and enough for those who want a spend a whole day or more there. The current temporary... More 

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