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Address: Prinsens Palae, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 13 44 11
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The National Museum in the heart of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest...

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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Worth a visit if you are interested in the ancient history

Despite the name, I won't call it the fist step in learning about Denmark or Copenhagen. However, it tells a good and coherent story of life in the ancient times and provides many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the name, I won't call it the fist step in learning about Denmark or Copenhagen. However, it tells a good and coherent story of life in the ancient times and provides many artifacts to support the story. This historic tour was my favorite part of the museum. The many other rooms containing pieces of art are a bit disjointed... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a long time on our first really interesting visit, so went back the next day for another long session - after coffee and hot chocolate in the cafe upstairs, A really worthwhile, FREE, attraction and would recommend to anyone, even if only to dip into for a short while. Very good shop too and we liked being able... More 

Thank LKB26
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is free and there's alot to see. Lovely gift shop too. Lots of exhibitions and history on display.

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Panevezys, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if in the first glimpse it looks like small museum. after all it gets clear that they have good collections of church art, nice egyptian collection, interiors of duke palace are very intersting. it is one of the must see in Copenhagen.

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent most of one day and a bit of the next at this museum. Particularly interesting for early Iron Age (the highlight for me was the amazing silver cauldron with embossed images of exotic animals all round) and Viking artefacts but there was a lot of other things as well. The special exhibition "the white busses" was very interesting... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is free. This does not justify the poor organization of it. Most of the expositions room have too low lights and you can't even read the details of the items. There is quite a mess all around and few parts with too much chaos. The best pieces are in the worst part of the museum (third floor, that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

loads of great artifacts from pre history onward. Not a lot of Viking stuff, but some great stuff!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great day in Copenhagen. The museum is massive and has a lot of Viking history. I think the kids will love it too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum has a broad collection going back to early man, ancient Greek and Roman to the Danish court through times. The building is a bit old with lots of seperate rooms and you either will get lost or not visit all rooms. But the collection is very good with extensive detailed comments accompanying the lots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took refuge in this museum from a freezing rainstorm outside and ended up really enjoying our afternoon here. It was warm and cozy inside, entry and bag storage were both free. Without sufficient time to see it all, we focused on Danish pre-history and Viking times. Lots of fascinating displays and artifacts to see! Learning more about this time... More 

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