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Copenhagen Amber Museum

Kongens Nytorv 2, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
+45 33 11 67 00
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The museum is located in Kanneworffs House, a charming old house dating back to 1606, which is one of the oldest houses in Copenhagen.The museum takes you on an exciting journey through the fascinating history of amber. The museum holds an impressive collection of amber antiques and artifacts, including a wide array of entombed insects from prehistoric times as well as some of the world’s largest pieces of Baltic amber.At the museum you can learn about how amber was formed more than 30 million years ago and why we today can find it washed up on Danish coasts. In the exhibition stands you can see different types of amber from all over the world and see how the amber is used. You will also have the opportunity to get an insight into the significance of amber at different stages throughout history.One of the main attractions of the museum is the collection of more than 100 pieces of amber with inclusions of insects and plants. Magnifying glasses, enables the visitor to observe the more than 30 million year-old insects and plants closely.
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Kongens Nytorv 2, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 11 67 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in September whilst ambling along Nyhavn in the rain! We looked in the shop first and decided to go upstairs to the Museum. I didn't know anything about amber at all and found it very interesting indeed. There were many items to see...More

Thank birthdaygirlBrighton
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This store sells expensive amber jewelry and has a few floors of amber above it entry if 50krper adult. Not a horrible stop if you have 50kr to spend

Thank Gary W
Reviewed June 3, 2017

The Amber Museum, located above an amber jewelry shop, had very nicely labeled displays to teach about the origins of amber, where it is found, and how it looks in its natural state when people find it including washed up on Baltic beaches. There were...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Amber is sold throughout the Baltic. This little museum will get you up to speed on where amber comes from, how it is gathered, and how it becomes jewelry. You enter the museum through an amber jewelry store. Upstairs is a collection of exhibits and...More

Thank Attheedge
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Doesn't take much time and the museum is located on two floors over the shop which is filled with very tempting jewellery pieces. I didn't realise that amber is formed from tree resin until visiting here which makes it all the more interesting and informative....More

Thank JEGCoArmagh
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The museum is above a shop selling amber jewellery. It's in a very busy part of the city. There is an entry fee, but it's free if you have a Copenhagen Card. There are toilets in the museum--very useful when one's out all day as...More

Thank Dravids
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Go to every and any amber museum that you come across, most of these museums are small and/or attached to a retail sales shop. Some have maps, some have or show the different kinds from outside the Baltic area, all have beautiful designs and pictures,...More

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed July 10, 2016

On a whim we went to the House of Amber and then to the museum upstairs. We learned a lot about amber and saw some truly impressive amber. The museum even has the Guiness Book of World Records largest piece of amber. My kids were...More

Thank drbsick
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We had free entry with the Copenhagen card, so visit while in the area due to bad weather. The museum is small with a interesting pieces, would have been disappointed if paid the admission price.

Thank Sharpiejn
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This tiny museum is above its shop. We had free entry with the Copenhagen Card. On two floors toy will discover everything you need to know about amber; what it us and where it comes from. You will see the World's lager piece of amber;...More

Thank Stephd31
Indre By (Inner City)
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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
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