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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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This was one of the best museums I've been to (and I work in history and heritage so I'm a fussy visitor!). The exhibitions demonstrated the chronology of events very clearly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best museums I've been to (and I work in history and heritage so I'm a fussy visitor!). The exhibitions demonstrated the chronology of events very clearly and in an engaging way. It was really easy to see how things changed over time. Artefacts feel accessible and FOR the public to enjoy, rather than being hidden... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to follow the development of Denmark from the Stone Age through the Middle Ages. The collection and presentation of artifacts spanning these eras is strong, with objects ranging from arrowheads and coins (some of Greek and Roman origin) to giant runestones and well-preserved boats and carts. Remarkably well-preserved clothing from the Viking era is displayed,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited and looked at a few of the exhibits. A really fantastic display and preservation of all kinds of cultures from all over the world, as well as very very old artefacts from Scandinavia. Particularly interesting for me was the White Busses that rescued thousands of Scandinavian prisoners from German WW2 concentration camps, also told the story of life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We only had a few hours to spend here and wasn't nearly enough. You could easily spend a day here and still not see everything. We were amazed at all of the different exhibits. Our history buff teenage son was in heaven. We hope to return to Copenhagen some day and this will definitely be on our list of places... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited their top 10 exhibits and thoroughly enjoyed my trip. The Denmark through the ages is particularly interesting as it runs to 2000.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very detailed historical account of mankind. Especially good if you have young kids. The artefacts are very well displayed and treasured.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited with our daughter's family. We took turns with the kids so we all got a chance to look round the excellent exhibits while the kids and 'minders' enjoyed the super children's area (yes, the adults enjoyed it too). If you don't have kids, the museum is excellently laid out with first class collections depicting eras from Denmark's past.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We spent over 3 hours here. There is a lot to see over 3 floors and they have a lot to cover starting in 13000BC. The ground floor covers 13000BC to 1050AD and has some significant artefacts while presenting the story of these times very well. The next floor is Middle Ages 1050AD-1660 which was weak in relation to other... More 

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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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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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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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