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Address: Soelvgade 48-50, Copenhagen 1307, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 74 84 94
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen...

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen - with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only museum in Denmark where you can enjoy a tour of 700 years of art history and also experience the nation's largest collection of Danish art from the eighteenth century to today's cutting-edge contemporary art. The museum provides guided tours, workshops for children, live performances, concerts and much more.There is free admission to the permanent collection and to the exhibitions featured in x-rummet. Admission applies to the major special exhibitions.

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Special carnival event

We (with a 3.5 yr old) went on the first Sunday of the month because there's was supposed to be special workshop for kids. 'Unfortunately' instead there was a free special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We (with a 3.5 yr old) went on the first Sunday of the month because there's was supposed to be special workshop for kids. 'Unfortunately' instead there was a free special carnival event for children. It was very very nice to see children coming to the museum dressed up and doing some Danish carnival traditions. The entire ground floor was... More 

Thank Katsuyuki N
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great grand uncle collected Matisse and donated to the state of Denmark in 1928 ... he didn't like mr Picasso so only one in collection ... but the Matisse section is amazing, along with Braque, Modigliani and Derain. If you like art this is a must see in Copenhagen!

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a must visit in Copenhagen. It has a free entrance and it is quite a special museum not because of the works it has inside but for the perfect way that it is organized. It is interactive and you can play games that stimulate your fantasy with themes from the pictures in the hall.

Thank OrjolaShahaj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interested collection of French Impressionists especially Matisse and Denmark fine arts. Recommend.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice museum accross from the Old royal castle in Copenhagen. If you like modern art there was a lot of this as well as more traditional older art. We enjoyed the older Danish and Scandinavian paintings. These were definitely worth seeing.

Thank R7494CLmichaelw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father and I have been in Denmark for 3 weeks and it has been dark, cold and wet. We decided to get out and spend the afternoon at the National Museum. The museum is near other points of interest in the city and close to a pedestrian shopping area. The museum is free and open on the weekends but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection of sculptures, Egyptian, Greek & Roman antiquities and French paintings was much better than I had expected to see in Copenhagen. The gallery itself is first rate with a sub tropical atrium full of plants and water and a very pleasant cafe. I visited on a snowy and cold day so it was a great place to spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great gallery that contains art work from 1300-present and also from different cultures. Spent a good 3 hours (I was also visiting with an artist) seeing every art piece in exhibit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice museum but I didn't find it very interesting at all as I'm not very into art (which makes you think, well why go!) but as I've been to other art museums which I've still found interesting, there seems to be something lacking here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gallery was well laid out and there were a few good works of art but it was lacking in masterpieces. I am not particularly interested in Danish art so that left me a bit cold. Overall it was a nice visit and was free.

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