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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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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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Very eclectic museum, worth The visit

We started our visit in Copenhagen by this museum and it was a good idea. The collection is very eclectic and worth The visit. You switch from period to period by wandering around... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We started our visit in Copenhagen by this museum and it was a good idea. The collection is very eclectic and worth The visit. You switch from period to period by wandering around The rooms so you Will anyway find some masterpieces touching you. Do not miss it.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like all great museums, this one deserves more than one visit to really do it justice. You could spend a couple of hours just in the area dedicated to ancient Danish history - from the ice-age to the Vikings. The number of artifacts on display is amazing and the explanations give you a very good idea not only of where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing museum. You could spend a couple of days in here. Even includes a remnant viking ship. Runic carvings are incredible as are the peat bog bodies on display and treasures unearthed in the bogs.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First, the museum is no longer free. It's about 75 kroner per person now. We only had two hours there, which did not feel like enough time! I would have spent more time on the second floor exploring the exhibit on Danish history from 1660 to 2000.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good overview of Danish history from Stone age to modern times. Free of charge. Only for history buffs like me :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of ancient Danish artifacts including Viking era helmets, axes and swords. Well displayed. Get there early. English used in display writing

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have limited time, I wouldn't put it at the top of your list unless you're an incredible history buff. It would be a good rainy day option though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot to see in this museum, so be sure to book at least a few hours of your time if you want to look over everything. They have free hour-long tours as well, which I found very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was very interesting. I enjoyed the Viking history and the way the museum was set out so that you follow a chronological timeframe. They have a nice little cafe and there is an entry fee. It was easy to spend a few hours there though as there is much to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful museum, full of Viking history and artic acts as well as usual museum departments, kids, living etc

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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.