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The National Museum of Denmark

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Address: Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
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+45 33 13 44 11
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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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Travel through history

Many interesting objects with well documented history of events of all the time ages. Nice bathrooms, lockers for coats, not expensive. Great visit over all!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many interesting objects with well documented history of events of all the time ages. Nice bathrooms, lockers for coats, not expensive. Great visit over all!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though i am not history buff but i went to museum as entry was free and i was free too. But i liked it when i went with my wife and little daughter. There were few exhibits where you can be going as if you are going back in time. Obv it provides good insight into Danish history. I like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time at the museum. It has exhibits from the early Stone Age up until present day. An expansive range of rooms and artefacts. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is huge, we spent half a day looking at the ground floor alone. There are countless fantastic artefacts to look at and what makes it superb is the information laid out in a clear way, arranging everything in chronological order to tell a story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn´t expect a lot from this museum, but it was a surprise for me because it is not too big and you can have an overview of Denmark history. The building is really beautiful as well and the sectors are well organised. From the entrance, you can have a map and choose what you want to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

there were elements to this museum which were great, when we visited it was quiet, the entrance fee was really reasonable, however there were lots of 'temporary' exhibitions and it was all a little too overwhelming and far too much to see, it's a bit of a maze, however some areas are really fascinating, feel we would have gained so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was brilliant value for money. We payed around £10 for each adult and could have quite easily spent all day here. There were 4 floors of different exhibits and everything was written in both Danish and English which was helpful. Overall, an excellent museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well done museum. Everything in English. Preserved human remains and artifacts. Perfect cold and rainy winter day activity that gives you a real sense of Copenhagen. Children's museum is worth a visit! This place could take you three days if you did it right - we spent five hours and saw maybe 1/3 at a fast clip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value for the entrance fee. A good option for a rainy day. Probably worth spending more time that one might allocate, consider doing half, having a break in the cafe and continuing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent hours in the museum, but didn't get to see it all. Lots of exhibits, many I suspect you will not see anywhere else (e.g. the bog objects and bodies). It covers a large area so lots of walking, we were shattered after exploring just two floors. There is a cafe/restaurant, but be warned that it is expensive (as is... More 

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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.
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