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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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Nice Museum - Good variety

I visited the museum during my stay. The entrance is free, also for the temporary exhibtions. I was surprised about the variety of the collections. The Denmark 1660 - 2000 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum during my stay. The entrance is free, also for the temporary exhibtions. I was surprised about the variety of the collections. The Denmark 1660 - 2000 and cosplay corner were very interesting. I spent two hours in this museum, which is very good. A must see if you are in Copenhagen

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Sindal, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

No entrance fee and easy to wander through. The exhibits are interesting and offer a walk through history. The museum is rarely crowded and offers a cafe and gift shop.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Almost all of the signs were in English so we knew what we were seeing. The layout of the museum was labyrinthine, though, and we had to go all the way through a section to get back to the central area. It was nice that there was free entry on Wednesdays.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Found the feel of the tempory exhibition 'white buses' was spot on for the era it was portraying. Only went through one other area but very informative with a bit of English to help explain.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Over 3 floors packed with informative archeology and social history. Exhibit information is in Danish and English. You should plan to spend around 3 hours there to fully explore but can do in less if pushed for time. Highly recommend that you include this in your intinery if on a trip to Copenhagen.

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

interesting place to visit ! The day we went it was free, we didn't pay anything. it could be interesting for a lot of people.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very decent museum. Not overloaded with items and very easy to walk through. As is very common, different centuries on the different floors. We regretted not starting at the top going backwards through time, as we have seen pre-historic items at a number of museums now. There are some very interesting well preserved bodies from ancient times though, some... More 

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San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by this museum anticipating to be there for an hour or two before continuing on with our day - but instead spend nearly 4 hours as the museum is detailed, interesting and was free for entry! There are lockers inside for keeping coats and hats. I would say it is a must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in Copenhagen this museum should be on your list of a half dozen places to visit. They have a fine collection of Danish arts among French Impressionists and other collections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum located in the medieval part of Copenhagen. In museum are on display many artifacts from different cultures: Eskimo, Japan, India, Australia... There is a very nice exhibition about Denmark history and a very new one on WWII (on white buses and experiences of people detained in the camps).

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Address: 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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