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“Really not much more than a small store” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Copenhagen Amber Museum

Copenhagen Amber Museum
Kongens Nytorv 2, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
45 33 11 67 00
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Ranked #105 of 310 things to do in Copenhagen
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Owner description: The museum is located in Kanneworffs House, a charming old house dating back to 1606, which is one of the oldest houses in Copenhagen.The museum takes you on an exciting journey through the fascinating history of amber. The museum holds an impressive collection of amber antiques and artifacts, including a wide array of entombed insects from prehistoric times as well as some of the world’s largest pieces of Baltic amber.At the museum you can learn about how amber was formed more than 30 million years ago and why we today can find it washed up on Danish coasts. In the exhibition stands you can see different types of amber from all over the world and see how the amber is used. You will also have the opportunity to get an insight into the significance of amber at different stages throughout history.One of the main attractions of the museum is the collection of more than 100 pieces of amber with inclusions of insects and plants. Magnifying glasses, enables the visitor to observe the more than 30 million year-old insects and plants closely.
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“Really not much more than a small store”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I stopped into the Amber Museum while browsing the shops along with canalfront. I must admit that this place was a bit of a disappointment. If you like amber, and want to shop for it, I suppose this place is as good as any, although the prices didn't look to be anything special. Besides that, this really isn't a museum. Instead, it is simply a storefront operation that sells jewelry made of amber. To call it anything else is a bit of an exaggeration.

Visited August 2013
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“World of amber”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The shop/museum is located in Nyhavn . Since we were in the shop to make some purchase, we took the opportunity to visit the museum located on the second floor. Cost is 25kk , included with the copenhagen card. Not sure that I would pay to visit it but since it was included with the card, we went. It is small, give you good information on amber all over the world

Visited July 2013
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“some thing new”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

when i been there i thought it will be big museum of Amber , but it was less than normal , i found many of Chinese , and when i asked some of them why you are here they said its a luck stone !!, there is a shop and you can buy some Amber .

Visited June 2013
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“Small scale”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It's shows amber in it's different forms. The collection/exhibition in the museum is rather small scale, good for individuals who are interested in amber, if not, I think looking at the amber jewellery in the retail shop is good enough. Look out for those little 'tourist cards' in some hotels, it offers free admission to the museum( if not, it's 25 DK pp). I discovered those cards in my hotel lobby only after the visit

Visited May 2013
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“Great Amber Introduction.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Facinating eye catching building..Commercial tasteful store on ground level. ( My companion purchased a ring) Museum on uppers tiny and compact.The history and locations of this precious soft stone very interesting..As it floats ashore on the oceans of the world it can be found just about world wide, even North America!!Multi coloured Amber eye opener.

Visited April 2013
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