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The National Museum of Denmark

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Address: Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 13 44 11
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The National Museum of Denmark is the largest culture-historical museum in...

The National Museum of Denmark is the largest culture-historical museum in Denmark. The museum is a dynamic cultural institution offering a great variety of exhibitions and activities. Our artefacts come from all over the world and from different time periods. We can take you on a journey, traveling thousands of years through time and experience everything from the Danish national treasure the Golden Horns and the 3000 year old Egtved Girl to African masks and Egyptian mummies. 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.

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A beautiful collection of art, both Danish and from around the world. A sense of calm and nobody rushing you around. Displays change, so check what is on offer. Although some... read more

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful collection of art, both Danish and from around the world. A sense of calm and nobody rushing you around. Displays change, so check what is on offer. Although some guide books suggest that entry is free, this changed earlier in 2016 and adults are charged Kr 110

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well documented museum. English descriptions everywhere. Kinda expensive though....one ticket was over 10 Euro. Museums should be cheaper

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comprehensive collection of Danish history starting with the prehistoric era thru the 1800's. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours to cover the various exhibits. Hint- there are hidden elevators that make moving between floors easier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a half day in the museum and did not see it all. Floors and rooms are categorized by era and/or theme so you can plan how you want to spend your time. The museum is full of artifacts and facts. We took the 1 hour English speaking guided tour which focused on certain artifacts that were particularly interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is massive and easily would take a whole day. Alas, we only had a little over an hour so decided to enjoy the highlights of the prehistoric collection. Use your guidebook or other reviews to plan ahead on what you want to see, otherwise it can be overwhelming and maze-like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 2 hours there, would have been there for another 5 but they were closing! Worth getting there earlier if you want to see it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was pretty impressed by their collections from Egypt and nearby persian areas. It is much quieter than a British museum and you to get an opportunity to see things much closer than other museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to visit to learn more about the Danish and Nordic culture/evolution, entry fee is mandatory, except to use many hours if you want to study jo a bit human evolution, restaurant is available, exhibitions change over the year do check website before visit. Please is very big, many many rooms, hours will fly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An adult ticket costs DKK 75 , that's about £10 . The Viking treasures are lovely and worth the viewing . The Sun chariot of 1000BC was fabulous as were the Rune Stones . There was a person giving a tour but it was perhaps a private tour but if I knew how to go for it I would as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beautiful building houses Danish history in a wonderful way. It is laid out really well although I think the descriptions could be clearer. The only bad thing was the noise ! There were a large number of Danish groups who were very noisy and our poor guide, Maria, had a job making herself heard above the din. A very... More 

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Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

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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.