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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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Brilliant early history section

This museum has some marvellous stone, bronze and iron age artefacts. The Viking section is also superb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has some marvellous stone, bronze and iron age artefacts. The Viking section is also superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

this is the most unlike-museum Museum I've ever seen. Childern-friendly places and you can see many cute babies around.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We visited the National Museum with my parents and my 11-yr-old daughter, and everyone enjoyed the experience. We learned about the Vikings and Danish history, which gave our Copenhagen visit some context.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This excellent museum is well laid out with everything in English as well as Danish. Each room has an overview panel and then plenty of details and interesting artifacts, maps, and graphics. I followed Rick Steve's advice to see the prehistory, medieval and modern sections. Best description of northern Europe's prehistory I've ever seen.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had high hopes of seeing lots of Viking artefacts, but i was disappointed. It does have SOME Viking relics, but really not much. There are still some very interesting things here though, and it is well worth a visit as it is free. I enjoyed the ancient burials and sacrifices, and the Neanderthal exhibits. There are some shops downstairs... More 

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Riihimaki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is a lot to see in this museum and it has many floors. We easily spent at least two hours here. There is no entrance fee and the lockers were also free.

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A horrendous day weather wise, so you could just imagine how mega busy this museum was. Locker rooms are well worth using, but on this occassion we could not even get close to them, so hence we had to walk around the museum with very wet clothing. Once getting a floor plan of the museum you can quickly see that... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is such an odd place - it's room after room of virtually unlabelled artefacts. Multiple examples of the same thing in rows and rows and rows... for instance, half dozen or so examples of almost identical Innuit sealskin underpants; why? There does seem to be a sort of geographical order to things - sort of - with a nod... More 

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My 10 year old daughter and I visited the museum, and there was something interesting for all ages. The history of Denmark is well presented, and the museum has a very nice shop.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum was free, and enjoyable, although extremely warm. In fact, so warm, we had to leave. The exhibits were average, nothing special, but a great bargain for the money.

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