Museum of Copenhagen

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Museum of Copenhagen
3.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum of Copenhagen is closed until 2018, when it reopens in new sorroundings in Stormgade 18 in central Copenhagen. See the museum's webpage for more information. Exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, lectures, and much more. The Museum of Copenhagen offers a wide range of activities that will help you become familiar with, understand and experience the uniqueness of the capital, both as a modern metropolis and as a historical city.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 7 min walk
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Simon E
Peterborough, UK32 contributions
A hidden gem!
Aug 2020
I have been following this museum on Instagram and was impressed y the quality of their posts so, on a trip to Copenhagen, I decided to visit. I had heard it was only a small museum and would take only half an hour to see it. This is wrong! I was delighted to discover first that there was an excellent art exhibition (Paul Fischer); that the new home is in the city’s old child welfare department (which is itself part of its history, really. Interesting); and, that the museum has created a wonderful narrative of the city with a good collection of exhibits. They also have a really fascinating table top model of Copenhagen which I spent a long time looking at, tracing routes and finding landmarks. Yes, the museum isn’t as big as the national museum but it is super way to spend a good couple of hours in the morning or afternoon, if you add a coffee and pastry in the café. And finally, it’s open on a Monday and a ticket includes free admission to Thorvaldsens Museum which is another must-see attraction.
Written August 24, 2020
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Nomad_in_Transit_3
Copenhagen, Denmark22 contributions
Fast introduction to history of Copenhagen
Feb 2020
The Museum of Copenhagen has relocated to Stormgade and is now closer to the strip of museums including the National Museum, the art museums Thorvaldsen's Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

The newly opened museum offers a good visual introduction to the city of Copenhagen. it is easy to navigate, there is much to see and to learn with both films, videos and audio. It was interesting to see the new layout and the new exhibits.

The day was a typical Copenhagen winter day: gray and rainy leaving everything dark and gloom. Sadly this left the rooms rather dark and it was difficult for all of us (ages 10-51) to read the explanations and details on old documents.

A Copenhagener myself, I learned new things about my city and the building the Museum has relocated to.
Written February 23, 2020
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Charla
Copenhagen, Denmark8 contributions
Excellent! Finally opened!
Feb 2020
The old museum located at another place was good. This new venue and contents are amazing. A MUST see for all.
Written February 13, 2020
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joen.dk
Copenhagen, Denmark9,503 contributions
Re-opened in Stormgade. Good currentPaul Fischer exhibition
Feb 2020 • Solo
Went there on the opening night at the new address in Stormgade, close to Tivoli and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. It was a popular event with many guests of course, and a somewhat excited atmosphere. The rooms are nice, fin-de siecle, with frescoes and some stained glass. There's a cafe/bookshop etc. too. The exhibitions were largely ready, except from a section with the theme of Kierkegaard and Copenhagen, which will open in March, s good idea.
There are in the main two upper exhibition stories, and a supplementary special exhibition section near the entrance.

The environment was thus pleasant and museum presents some obvious highlights in the city's history. It seems to me that they've been trying to escape any image of being an old-fashioned, dusty collection of objects, and therefore cut the number of exhibits a real lot, but IMO a bit too much. They have massive collections in storage, but will apparently use them in special exhibitions.

With the cut number of exhibits, I don't see the point of presenting two complete skeletons, there seemed to be nothing telling about Hans Christian Andersen, the various monarchs, WW II, post-1945 Copenhagen, etc. etc., and there was only little about individual architectural landmarks, etc. One wall with a lot paintings of buildings had no texts or identifications, and texts were generally short.

On the other hand the social history aspect was generally good and educative, making the visitor think of the common good IMO, and there were certainly some spectacular objects, the life-size wall with moving pictures with people on the 18th Century Amalienborg Square and their ritualized gestures was really excellent; I wish they'd do a couple more of those, from other ages.

The highlight for me was the special exhibition with paintings by Paul Fischer, from around 1900, well done, intriguing and varied, and presenting societal aspects too.
Written February 7, 2020
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Josh_Henrietta
Birmingham, UK56 contributions
Informative & interesting
Jun 2019 • Couples
The main museum wasn't open yet when we visited but there is a little archaeological workshop open on the weekends. We dropped in on our way to a boat tour & really enjoyed it - it's a relatively small space packed full of finds from the Copenhagen area. One of the city's archaeologists talked us through the history of the city and some of the objects - the expert insight was really interesting (we wished we'd asked a load more questions!). Well worth dropping in, particularly if you're interested in archaeology.
Written June 2, 2019
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RFMinch
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2018 • Family
A little gem with lots of love, blood and sweat put into it. Do pay a visit if you can.
After your visit, if you see the lady with her stall, making nuttela pancakes, stop and enjoy that too.
In short, well worth a visit.
Written September 18, 2018
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Jeff M
20 contributions
Must visit in Copenhagen
May 2017 • Friends
A beautiful place with a vast history Copenhagen, one of my favorite cities in Europe. With a delightful Scandinavian atmosphere, the museum is excellent and should be «must visit place» in Copenhagen. It is located near the station, the entrance is free, which is nice for Copenhagen
Written May 19, 2017
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Bruno S
93 contributions
Museum of Copenhagen
Mar 2017 • Friends
Lovely place with lots of history
Copenhagen is such beautiful city one of my favourite cities in Europe
With amazing Scandinavian atmosphere
Museum is great and must seem
Place in Copenhagen
Written March 26, 2017
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Johnny H
10 contributions
Full of stories.
Apr 2016 • Solo
This museum is full of story of Copenhagen since the time of city gates and walls. Some interesting stories include the things they found underground while digging for the metro-line, which tell you a lot about the old time. You can also find the story of Dutch farmer who come to Denmark after the invitation of the King and the effect of this on Danish society. There are also some movies on immigrants and how they feels here living in Copenhagen.

Your kid can play Lego for free at the top storey. If you can come on Friday it's free of charge.
Written February 25, 2017
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Chris B
Perth, Australia414 contributions
A unique approach to a museum
Aug 2015 • Solo
This museum looks at the idea of the identity of the city and what it means to be a "Copenhagener" in the past, present, and looking towards the future. The exhibits are carefully constructed to look at this identity, and although the themes are somewhat universal there is enough here to show the unique charm of the city. It seems as though the museum has closed down since I was there, and the exhibits are to be moved a more central part of Copenhagen. Hopefully it reopens soon, because it is worth visiting!
Written October 12, 2015
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Dear Chris, Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate them. We do open again, but it will take a couple of years to get everything in place at our new museum in Stormgade 18 in central Copenhagen. We aim to continue our efforts to make relevant exhibitions about Copenhagen with general aspects of life in a metropolis, and we hope to be in place early 2018. All the best, Pernille Dehn, head of communication
Written December 11, 2015
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Museum of Copenhagen is open:
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM