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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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Great. comprehensive museum

This museum (free entry) has a wide range of exhibits, dating back to Roman artefacts, Egyptian mummies, a Danish social history display and currently, a gripping exhibition on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum (free entry) has a wide range of exhibits, dating back to Roman artefacts, Egyptian mummies, a Danish social history display and currently, a gripping exhibition on the Whites buses, which brought refugees from the concentration camps to Sweden and Denmark at the end of WW2. The building is spacious, so it doesn't feel cramped when you move around.... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The museum was very well put together and very interesting. They have quite a nice collection of exhibition and objects pertaining to danish history and is certainly worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This museum has fantastic exhibits showing the history of Denmark and the Danes in great detail. The entrance hall is bright and airy. Some exhibits can be a bit dreary and stuffy, but overall there are some fantastic artefacts and artworks. There is a lot to see so leave at least 3 hours if you want to see everything. The... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a large museum that is free to visit. We ended up going twice since there is so much to see. It has great displays on very early inhabitants in the area as well as other major periods in Danish history. We did not get to see the Viking display since they now have it traveling to other cities.... More 

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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is free to enter and the lockers are also free to store backpacks etc. The exhibitions are interesting and well maintained.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Free entry, well laid out with excellent descriptions of items in English. Cafe and shop. I had hoped there might be more on the Vikings.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It contains a lot of Viking artifacts and other interesting artifacts of the ancient Danes and other exhibits. It’s very large and it can get hot and stuffy in the museum. We did not give ourselves enough time to really explore. It probably takes a whole couple days. I really enjoyed wandering and reading about the history and also seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It can be confusing, but still has a lot of things to see. Really lot's of. Plan a few hours. Take a map and make sure that you visited all the rooms, not only half of it.

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This has to be my favourite museum in Copenhagen, having visited three times now. There is always something new to discover.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy a good read with your history it's worth a visit, but I didn't find it managed to delivery an experience but it was free so i can't really complain

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Additional Information about The National Museum of Denmark

Address: Prinsens Palae, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 13 44 11
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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