The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen: Hours, Address, The National Museum of Denmark Reviews: 4.5/5

The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Danish history is brought to life at The National Museum of Denmark Meet the Danes of today and of the past. Go for a guided walk with a local insider who will elaborate on Danish welfare, the country’s free spirit and what “hygge” really means. And finally, hear from the Danes in the 9th Century; the Vikings who were feared and renowned all over Europe. See the remains of the people who lost their lives in the tribal wars of The Stone Age. The woman who survived a blow to the head with a stone axe and later covered her mutilated head with a hat. See the treasures that the Vikings brought with them from their travels to England and The Mediterranean. Or experience the axe that in 1772 severed the head of one of the main characters of Danish history’s most dramatic love affair. On your way out, grab a Danish souvenir from the museum’s gift shop - and if you get hungry, you can always eat typically Nordic dishes at the appraised restaurant Smor.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 9 min walk
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Morten P
Copenhagen, Denmark331 contributions
A wonderful place
Aug 2020
I have said it before, but I simply love this place, and come there several times a year.
The guided tour "The First Danes" was perfect and we had a fun and knowledgeable guide.
Again, and I will say it again, I can't say anything bad about this place, keep up the good job everyone.
(Rane, you made a change for the good, thanks)
Written January 6, 2021
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MrsSoilwork
Sandbach, UK41 contributions
Absolutely brilliant
Oct 2020 • Solo
I went here on my own today and it was absolutely brilliant!!!
I'm not really interested in royal stuff, religious stuff or Greeks and Romans but they were interesting.
The prehistory section and Viking exhibition was outstanding!!! I spent over 2 hours going around and I was fascinated. I've never seen so much Viking stuff before and such a big collection of stone age artefacts.

Well worth a visit and a very reasonable ticket price.
The shop at the museum has loads of lovely things as does the cafe. Come here, you won't regret it!
Written October 28, 2020
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ianwebb75
London, UK833 contributions
Spend the day
Aug 2020 • Couples
There are so many things to see and read here you could spend all day getting lost in history. Fantastic museum, not overpriced and friendly staff who are happy to help with your needs.
Written August 30, 2020
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1979Chas_Deb
Locust Grove, VA216 contributions
Good place to get a historical overview of Denmark
Sep 2019
Spent several hours touring the National History Museum... very educational and quite interesting. Well worth your time!
Written June 11, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,548 contributions
Outstanding Collection!
Aug 2019
I have seen many museums but this is one of the few that was especially engaging - I really enjoyed myself and would love to return one day! It was like going into a time machine and stepping into various homes from different times. Fantastic job! (I went in August 2019, my first time in Copenhagen.)
Written May 18, 2020
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Whale_JW
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia66 contributions
Good visit to know some history
Jun 2019
Great place to learn more about history, not only history of Denmark, but also some human and world history. However, i thought there were too many information which are too "new", as I usually prefer "older" stuff in a museum. It's worth the visit though.
Written May 7, 2020
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Morten P
Copenhagen, Denmark331 contributions
A wonderful place
Feb 2020
I simply love this place, and come there several times a year.
Viking exhibition is just top notch, and the boredom button initiative is just fun, and not just for kids.
Can't say anything bad about this place, keep up the good job everyone.
(Rane, you made a change for the good, thanks)
Written April 6, 2020
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grebnesi2020
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
Worth a visit
Apr 2020
The National Museum in Copenhagen is a natural (and cultural) history attraction. It has always been good but has improved more and more over the years. There is all sorts of cool stuff to look at. If you find this sort of museum interesting then I'd say go for it.
Written April 3, 2020
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Benjamin L
Kastrup, Denmark518 contributions
So so
Oct 2018 • Family
Pay, not great info...
It's a national museum right.
Well there are also more exiting things at time.
But when I am asked to pay at a national museum that's known as free entry (we pay through our taxes) then I expect an extra. I'm sure it's there too... But if I don't know what it is and there is little to no info, then it doesn't matter.
Written March 17, 2020
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PJo
Waterloo, Canada4 contributions
Great museum
Mar 2020 • Family
Free viking tour was excellent. Learned alot about myths and truths. Interesting collection of artifacts.
Written March 9, 2020
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