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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank Maloptera
Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 4 days 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank Vikinggirl222
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days ago NEW

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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean and well organised, free lockers, an area to park buggies, an airy atrium in the middle and a cafe bar plus lots of interesting exhibits with information in English, Danish history and other global exhibits. There is a changeable exhibition on an upper floor. The one I visited was the White ambulances impact on supplies to concentration camps. (No... More 

Thank Tina B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During my visit, we ran into some freezing rain and the museum was the perfect place to fill up our afternoon & most importantly, IT'S FREE and we were able to store our luggage in the coat room

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Hammel, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First the good news: entrance is free! The museum is so big that going throught the whole collection will take a couple of days - but it is worth it. The prehistory of Denmark from the early hunter tribes to the renaissance, and quite often a special exhibition on a special topic. Food in the restaurants is way too expensive... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit. Very well maintained and its free all days of the week. The doll houses are indeed so lavish!

Thank Mini I

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