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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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Good place to spend a rainy day

Located centrally and near to other great places to visit, we (tried) to pop in here several times during our visit to Copenhagen. Tried, since the opening hours on Sunday were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Located centrally and near to other great places to visit, we (tried) to pop in here several times during our visit to Copenhagen. Tried, since the opening hours on Sunday were short, and Mondays the place is closed. Free exhibitions, lots of room to lock your belongings in, and not too busy. If you are looking for Viking exhibitions -... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is well worth a visit. There is lots to see. We particularly liked the temporary icelandic display. Another very interesting section is the toy exhibition. It is a big place and you could easily spend 2 or 3 hours browsing, all for free.

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Malmo, Sweden
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Me and my girlfriend have not been to Copenhagen so many times and no one of us has been to this museum before. We are not very intrestef un history, but it was okey to see, but not more than that.

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited many museums but this was certainly the best. They have an astonishing collection and you would need a full day to see everything. It's also completely free and the staff are very nice. I would highly recommend this museum. It's just across the road from the Carlsberg statue collection.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This cntrally located museum provides a wide range of information about the development of the land and people of Denmark. It was quite busy as they had a large section of fun things to do for young children. It had a real family feel about it.

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is a wonderful place if one wants to know about Nordic culture and adventures of Viking. There are also collections from several other parts of the word where the Kingdom of Denmark had trade links.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The National Museum of Denmark is free. It is clearly the best funded and best collection in Copenhagen of historical artefacts. Here, the founding principles of modern anthropology were invented, the history of Scandinavia can be studied and incredibly they have a large collection of classical sculpture and artefacts - that seems to be a Danish thing - think Ny... More 

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The National Museum of Denmark was the first big attraction we visited during our time in Copenhagen and it was a fantastic first impression. Firstly, it is free, so that automatically makes it worth a visit for something to do. As an added bonus, there is so much to see and you can easily while away a lot of time.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The National Museum houses a brilliant journey from earliest man (and woman of course) to the more modern day. This is set out with highly informative information panels in Danish and English, ensuring that each piece on display is given its place in time and in the development of Danish culture. My comment in the title is not a criticism... More 

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Naestved, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A really wonderful collection for the free access. We were there just before Christmas and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves! Try one of the tasty cakes in the cafe!

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