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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
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

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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Wonderful facility, does Copenhagen proud.

After the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, this is the second best museum I have visited abroad. The entrance opens onto a space for hanging coats and leaving umbrellas and from there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Oakham, United Kingdom
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, this is the second best museum I have visited abroad. The entrance opens onto a space for hanging coats and leaving umbrellas and from there into a large, airy atrium. The shop is at the far end, the cafe/restaurant is on the first floor, there are toilets on the ground, first and second floors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to those museum on my last day in Copenhagen and I'm really glad I did. There is so much information in this museum about Danish history and it is really interesting. The exhibitions are well layed out and designed to capture your attention. We spent 4 hours in the museum and still didn't see everything! Definitely a must... More 

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Northern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a huge museum, packed with intersting historical items. You could spend a day, or perhaps spend time on some of it. I especially enjoyed the bronze age section. Well assorted museum shop that is accessible without ticket. Affordable tickets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are, admittedly, history buffs and museum connoisseurs. We spent 5 hours here, pausing for lunch and later some pastry in the excellent cafe. A wealth of artifacts from stone age to the present. Imaginative presentation. Excellent signage. Good immersive videos filling whole walls. Just an all-around great historical museum. And free!

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visit was in the midst of a business trip, so could not spend much time there. But the museum is very good in all respects, from layout to display

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is really special as it has so many prehistoric and Viking things including many weapons and even preserved blankets! They also have stones with Viking runes. This is better than all of the other history museums at it actually focuses on Danish history rather unlike other ones which will have main exhibitions of mummies or something. A must... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went and visited with the Copenhagen card spending most of my time on the first floor. The layout was rather neat as it was a nice timeline of history. In particular, the viking rooms were well done as well as some of the portions on sacrifices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has as you would expect a whole shedload of exhibits from pre history and viking era - The gallery numbering and linear nature of the layout lets you work from pre history up to the end of the viking age, with clear exhibits and some fascinating finds all well presented and in Danish/English. the Danish history exhibits on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some museums are dull but we found this one to be fascinating and we could have easily spent half a day here if our time in Copenhagen hadn't been limited. As a compromise we checked out the extensive Viking displays and took the time to find the fascinating bog mummys and Bronze Age burials. Note though that entry to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So nice to go here. The displays are nice and it is family and wheelchair friendly. And it is free! For families with small children they have strollers to use in the museum and you park your own by the entrance. There are small lockers for you to leave your stuff in. A small but nice store and also a... 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.