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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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Free entry, able to take photos of the exhibits. Varied art, from the traditional to the more obscure.

Reviewed May 25, 2015
Debz M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a short time to spend at one more attraction in Copenhagen, and chose this museum so that we could see what is considered to be good Danish art (and it is also nice that it is free). After all, we do not know any famous Danish artists. Since our time was limited, we did not even go to... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 25, 2015

Free entry, able to take photos of the exhibits. Varied art, from the traditional to the more obscure.

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Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

Comfortable rooms and good artworks having paintings of french, dutch, german, italian, danish, etc, artists, from 1200ac to nowadays.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

well curated and great selection of German Renaissance and 20th Century French art. Well worth a visit

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed May 18, 2015

Many beautiful paintings to watch. Must see for art lovers. Free with copenhagen card. If you handbag is bigger then like a small cosmetic bag then you have to put in the locker (this museum have luckily lockers for free).

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed May 15, 2015

Breath taking museum in town, with loads of good stuff, free of charge for most of it. And big. At leats 3 hours should be taken for at visit. The garden and the cafe is also a must. I will defintily return.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

Entrance to this museum is free except for the special limited-time displays. Many of the works were done by artists I had little or no knowledge of. Some of the pieces were "explained" on adjacent plaques, many were not. Free lockers were located on the lower level so you could store your bags and coats and not have to carry... More 

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Reviewed May 11, 2015

SMK was a highlight of my time in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. I especially loved the Modern Art section. It contains some really moving and thought provoking pieces. Elmgreen & Dragset's Please, keep quiet' was a favourite. I also found the design and space impressive. Go, and stop by the Botanical Gardens whilst you are there. It is very... More 

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Reviewed May 6, 2015

do go to this very large museum, spend the day and see it all or take the highlight tour through some of danish arthistory. There is a bookshop and coffebar and a newly renovated front garden.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 6, 2015

You can choose what eras you wish to wander through, in old and new wings of the building connected by a closed courtyard and connecting bridges.

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