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The National Museum of Denmark

Opens in 24 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Opens in 24 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 13 44 11
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Reviewed yesterday

Especially when it was raining. We spent hours here looking at the different exhibitions. So impressed that you can leave your coat, brolly etc in the foyer and no one touches anything. The only thing that let the place down was the café. Spent almost...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The website suggested English-speaking visitors spend their time on the first floor, so that is what we did. The exhibits were chronological and as we moved through time, we learned how the culture expanded and developed. Highlights included the Egtved girl, the Sun Chariot, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nationalmuseet was previously called Tøjhus museum. This museum has changed a lot during later years. They enormous collections from the dark ages until present of uniforms, small and huge guns and all types of equipment from different wars. The people working there are very helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Olof J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable day out learning aboutrhehiatory of Denmark. Wonderful people, wonderful culture. Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank GoToGate13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is better to do on a rainy in Copenhagen (and they have some...) than to go visit a museum (and they have some...). Although I had been in Copenhagen several times already, I had never been to this museum, for reasons unknown. This was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned about Danish pre-history, Vikings, and runes of course. But I was also pleasantly impressed by other surprising exhibits like one on Mongolia, nomads, and Genghis Khan. A good option for spending 2-4 hours especially on a rainy day!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jasworld2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the most interesting museum in Copenhagen. There are lots of exhibits You can find here everything about the history of the Danes, starting with prehistory, passing to the Vikings, the Middle Ages and modern times. Danish explorers, lifestyle over time, weapons, jewelry, household...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank zuv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am particularly interested in the prehistoric period and had read that this museum had an extensive display. Wow! Over 20 rooms devoted to this period. Very well displayed and explanations alongside. I could not believe the amount and quality of the exhibits. Really you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank marymary27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being in Copenhagen for business, I had several hours before my flight and decided to visit National museum. It has wide set of exhibits. However I rather expected more art, and less historical artifacts. Museum covers all areas, such as Europe, Africa, North America, Oceania,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with very interesting and beautiful exhibitions of various places and times of interest from the danish history.

Date of experience: October 2019
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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
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July 21, 2019|
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They have lockers for you to use.
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May 14, 2019|
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The guided tours are at 1 Hour 15 minute intervals. Tour takes approx one hour. ( we went for the 12:45 one. What time you want depends on which tour you wish to go on. I would suggest the "Meet the Vikings" one. You can... More
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