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National Gallery of Denmark

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Address: Soelvgade 48/50, Copenhagen 1307, Denmark
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+45 33 74 84 94
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen...

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen - with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only museum in Denmark where you can enjoy a tour of 700 years of art history and also experience the nation's largest collection of Danish art from the eighteenth century to today's cutting-edge contemporary art. The museum provides guided tours, workshops for children, live performances, concerts and much more. When you purchase a one-day ticket, you get unlimited access to all permanent displays, special exhibitions, the Bookshop, the Café. Visiting the Children's Workshop will cost an additional fee of DKK 30. Adults: DKK 110 Under 30: DKK 85 Under 18: Free 1 adult + 1 child: DKK 90 Annual pass holders: Free Groups (10+): DKK 100 per person

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This is a great gallery and we didn't really have enough time to take everything in - could only spend an hour there. Different eras of European and Scandinavian paintings and... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2015
Wimborne, Dorset
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Wimborne, Dorset
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great gallery and we didn't really have enough time to take everything in - could only spend an hour there. Different eras of European and Scandinavian paintings and sculptures.

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New York
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

The State Museum is free and houses an eclectic collection. On the day I visited it included a live-in display which reminded me more of a squat than art. Some of the work is interesting and there are many different kinds of work so it can appeal to groups with differing tastes. It was not, however, a favorite. But, as... More 

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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Full day expansive collection. French. Europe. Danish. Modern along with several see I am exhibits including one world traveling exhibit.

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Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is nearly your standard national art museum but with a couple of twists. The first one was the fountain right outside the front entrance -- it had bright colored chairs sitting in it encouraging people to refresh their weary feet in the bright waters while relaxing on a chair. Great idea to suck people in on a warm summer... More 

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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beautiful building, light, airy. An amazing collection of art from Denmark and Europe. Interactive stations for the kids to learn and play. Just had a great feel to it and we loved the The naked Magician.......so sorry we ran in and freaked you out!! My 8 year old loved the video of the Snowman... so sorry can not remember the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Building is lovely. Collections really well laid out and special installations good and have a 'local' flavour. Free but there are displays which attract an entrance fee. Shop is very good.

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Reviewed July 31, 2015

You get surprised on how beautiful this place is- A big part of it is free- Also the park Østeranlæg is nice too

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Reviewed July 31, 2015

The art gallery was very peaceful and was not too crowded even though admission was free for most of the museum. The collection of classic European art was beautiful, but it was really wonderful to see an entire section dedicated to Danish art. At the bottom level, there was an entire floor of lockers and coat hangers free of charge... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is huge.....and one must wear good walking shoes for going up and down. As I have seen several European museums, this one is not as notable as the others, but still it tells Denmark's history.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed July 30, 2015

National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) is must do for art-lovers in Copenhagen. It is huge and contains a lot of Danish and Nordic art in a chronological order. They also have some interesting temporary exhibitions. Getting to the museum by public transport is simple enough and the exterior view is really beautiful.

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