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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
Fee: No
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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It is so good that I did not even to manage all of it - the collection is huge and explanations are on a high scientific level, easily accessible to normal visitors! A good result... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Nice museum to visit on a rainy day. Many things to see from all over the world. Not that many special things though, but entertaining and for free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is so good that I did not even to manage all of it - the collection is huge and explanations are on a high scientific level, easily accessible to normal visitors! A good result and combination out of scientific accuracy and public accessibility!

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Helsinki, Finland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

They have a vast collection of stuff but nothing special. Take an hour or two to browse the collection. Worth a visit if the weather isn't nice.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Free museum with a lot to see and learn about Denmark - from prehistory to medieval ages and modern stories. No audio-guides but everything is very well explained and nicely shown. I spent 3 hours without being able to see everything! Gift shop is nice too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Its free to visit and is very close to Christiansborg Palace. Takes you to pre-historic times and is a good use of an hour!

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent museum and it is free! We were really impressed with everything there! To really do it justice you need to have a full day or two. It is huge! Really liked the free lockers to store everything while you were enjoying the museum Didn't eat at the restaurant, so I can't rate that. We were very... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Anything from prehistorical artifacts, to Vikings, post WW2 Denmark... A must do for everyone visiting Copenhagen!

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Warana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A truly excellent museum, with the Danish prehistory and bronze to iron age displays a real highlight. An absolute must see if you want to learn about the history of Denmark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We got into the Museum almost by accident. We had a bit of free time and we happened to be in front of it. Unfortunately we could just spend 45 min in it, but it was really interesting. Ah, and as we were late .. it was quite empty, so it mad it even more enjoyable :-)

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you need any more convincing about the impact of this country, go to the early/Viking part of the museum. A really impressive collection of materials will ensure that you understand how advanced society was back then and how wide ranging the impact. Have fun

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