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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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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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Agree with everybody else - very good museum to visit

I can only agree with other travellers. Free to enter & free lockers for personal belongings, well-laid out from what we saw (as we only visited the ground floor), lots to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can only agree with other travellers. Free to enter & free lockers for personal belongings, well-laid out from what we saw (as we only visited the ground floor), lots to see and read (English text).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the museum early in the morning, and quite glad I did, as it was quite busy by the time I was leaving around lunchtime. On arrival you can store your jackets and bags in lockers free of charge which is great. The museum is very warm, so you might want to do that. The exhibits are great, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

To start off, there are free lockers and coat hanging area which is ideal for those travellers who have to carry their back packs. Clean, modern, airy reception/greeting area. The "White buses" exhibition is fantastic. Interactive and interesting. Only got chance to see the medieval section, which was interesting, but similar to most other museums. Although on saying that, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used Copenhagen as a brief stop on our way to our final destination. The museum was an ideal place to learn about Denmark. We spent at least two hours there but did not see everything. It was free! Very educational. And, a nice, warm place to visit when the weather is not cooperative.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a well done museum that should be the starting point for first time visitors. It gave me good perspective on what I was going to see in Copenhagen. It doesn't really handhold you through city attractions, just gives good historical context on Danish history. I'm a bit of a history buff, and I learned some things at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An interesting Museum, you need almost a full day to be able to see all of it. A nice bistro inside. There was an exposition about the use of fur as clothing, very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't have long in the museum, which is pretty big, but we saw the White Buses exhibitions which was excellently put together.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My father and I spent a cold, wet afternoon at the National Museum. The museum is free to get into and will take several hours to see it all. The lay out can be rather confusing but the information desk has a map of the building exhibitions. There is a whole history of Denmark from prehistoric times to the present.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to enter, and absolutely vast! I only managed the ground floor when I was there, but got inspired to go on a field trip out into Denmark after I saw the massive rune stones they had in the place. If you have young children be aware there are human remains on display, both skeletons and mummified humans, so if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ground floor, all we had time for, is laid out as a time line of Danish history. Large clear boards provide concise explanation, whilst behind in each room are many detailed exhibits.Immaculate.Look out for the " re-branding " of the Vikings !

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.