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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
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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Fascinating, well-done, and free!

Everyone interested in where we all (not just Danes) came from should check out this museum if you have time! The exhibits from prehistory through the Viking age were fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Everyone interested in where we all (not just Danes) came from should check out this museum if you have time! The exhibits from prehistory through the Viking age were fascinating and very well done - I spent 1.5 hours on that floor alone! The second floor was less impressive and interesting to me personally, but the museum was closing anyway,... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out space, with FREE entry and free baggage and coat lockers...for easy viewing of the many rooms....begin at the beginning and work your way round the ages of man....right up to 21st century.Very interesting exhibits,all well labelled and well lit and written in English too. Liked the toy room especially...and the Museum shop has the best selection... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An extensive and dazzling collection of artifacts from pre-historic, stone age, bronze age, iron age, middle ages, renaissance through modern times, most with a Danish and Nordic bent. We spent 4 hours there and could have spent more time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great museum, depicts the history of Denmark really well. It has a free entrance and has something for everyone - a short recommended list of highlights for people with limited time, short summaries in each section for people with a couple of hours and enough for those who want a spend a whole day or more there. The current temporary... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We only had a couple of hours to visit here. Too bad for me. Need at least a day. I got so caught up in the Viking artifacts, that the time just flew. I want to go back!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Free with lovely exhibits that have information in both Danish and English. They cover a long period of history and also have a big gift shop and cafe. Well worth a visit if you are interested in Danish history and artifacts. As a bonus, there are free and secure lockers for you to stash your stuff as you wander.

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Saw an amazing exhibit on the White Buses. Extremely informative and interesting exhibit. Interactive, and presented multiple point of views on white buses operation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum on a brief stopover in Copenhagen. We only had time to view the exhibits from the Stone Age to the Vikings, but these displays were very well done. The explanations were clear and informative and one could get a clear sense of progression as man developed new skills and agriculture became common. The museum is free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The National museum has more than you can absorb in one visit. On a Friday morning the entrance was free, and me and my friend focused on their earlier European art, starting with pre-renaissance art and finishing with Baroque art. The collection is not on the par of the National Gallery in London or of the Louvre, but still there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of great exhibits - some good art . Loved the casual , not stuffy feel of the place. Fantastic place to bring kids - the ones we saw around the place were really enjoying themselves. Great cafe as well - with good qualty open sandwiches.

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