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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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Specializes in European art 1300-1800 and contemporary art. Some gorgeous stuff. Don't miss it. The building itself is very interesting

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is a good reflection of Danish history. The museum is large, so don't go if you're tired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Specializes in European art 1300-1800 and contemporary art. Some gorgeous stuff. Don't miss it. The building itself is very interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very hot inside, felt unpleasant to walk around (although it was a hot day). The children's museum was quite cool but because it is in the basement corner, I wouldn't have noticed if my friend hadn't told me. Note that they started charging entrance fee, glad my copenhagen card covered it.

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Thank Ara C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good museum especially for those that don't really like the museum jam... Nice info in danish and English and well laid out explaining the history of Denmark. Didn't get to do it all due to it closing at 5 but will go back again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Prepare for a full morning of viewing, so much to see. Came for the Danish history and regret not starting on the top floor as we were hot and read out by the time we got there...

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Thank M R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is easy to find and is located close to Tivoli. It is family friendly and has an excellent restaurant. The museum was slightly disappointing I was excited to learn about the Vikings but there was limited information and artefacts - I learned more in the British museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had 90 minutes and wished we had more for the excellent museum, particularly the prehistory area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really worthwhile museum to learn more about the people of Denmark, both from the far past (Viking times) up to the present. There are at lot of interesting exhibits. Everything is well laid out. There is also a Victorian Apartment that was gifted to the National Museum that can be viewed by tour only. It is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went back to see the large rune stones and spent a bit of time in the neolithic and early settlement areas i.e. tools, bones, weapons etc Great for kids also. My third time at this museum but a lot of other stuff to see. Great shop also

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I started making my way around the ground floor and could find my way through easy enough and there was loads of really good displays with information that told a story. But this ended when we moved to the 1st floor. The information vanished, there was no story told anymore and just turned into a set of artifacts. The exhibits... 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.