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  • salome_prazeres
    Lisbon, Portugal151 contributions
    We went in with the Copenhagen Card. This is pretty close to the Tivoli Gardens.
    The building is exceptional. That entrance is like a winter garden on acid. When you go in with or without the Copenhagen Card, you have to go downstairs for your ticket. There you have all the informations and lockers.
    Some parts of the museum were closed, and that was a bit disappointing.
    I though that the signage was a bit confusing and I had a hard time trying to get to all the paintings I wanted to see. I know that I didn't see everything I could, because I didn't know how to get there.
    The special exhibition was for Suzanne Valadon and it was amazing. I loved it. This entrance was right by the terrace, which you can also visit. It was empty when we went.
    The museum didn't seem overpacked, which is great when you want to go on your own pace. Just wish it was a little bit more organized.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • Svava
    Reykjavik, Iceland24 contributions
    Beautiful and well managed museum. Absolutely one of my all-time favourites. Ended up spending two days with a total of 8 hours (5 hours the first day and 3 hours the second day) just to see everything. Fairly priced and happy to pay twice for such an amazing experience.

    Not too many people and fairly quiet, which is always appreciated. Grab a map and try to follow it so you don't miss out - it's easy to get lost. We could have easily spent two whole days here.

    Really the only thing that we could point out is that the air was heavy and hot in most floors so grab a water bottle with you and be prepared to need a break just to catch your breath properly again.
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • Stellan D
    Bromma, Sweden491 contributions
    This used to be Copenhagen's underground storage system for fresh water but is now converted into a gallery. At the moment there is an exhibition where they have filled in 2 million liters of water and you go around by yourself in a small boat to enjoy the installations and fils made by the artist
    Written October 22, 2021
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  • wam525
    Baltimore, MD26 contributions
    If you have any interest in musical instruments, this is a terrific place to visit. One of the highlights of our visit to Copenhagen. it traces the different musical instruments humans have used throughout history. The admission includes an iPad with information in English, and even better, there are many minutes of excerpts of people playing the old instruments you can see. This is very well done, and it's easy to spend a few hours here. In October it was only open on weekends, so keep this in mind. Don't miss it. It's also especially good for children, as there is a room where they can try different instruments.
    Written November 14, 2019
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    Ireland37,639 contributions
    Looked forward to see examples of the Danish world famous designs, so a tad disappointed to find it closed for renovation until mid 2022.

    Nevertheless it was grand admiring the fine building and strolling around the courtyard.

    Interesting to learn that here was the former Frederiks Hospital, which closed in 1910. A gift from a businessman, it was unveiled as a museum in the mid 1920s.
    Written November 22, 2021
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    Ireland37,639 contributions
    It was grand browsing amongst the extensive works from East and West. Particularly interesting were the sizable exhibitions from the Islamic world, covering many countries of origins.

    Manuscripts with writings and illuminations are plentiful. Moving to European art we enjoyed an engaging selection from Denmark’s Golden Age plus works from other major origins.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Helena
    44 contributions
    Gorgeous views, plenty of amazing plant species and even some real frogs in the glass house! This is such a lovely garden for a relaxing stroll of a picnic. Would 100% go again.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • battersbymd
    Madrid, Spain147 contributions
    Good points: audio guide. The first place we have been offered one so far in Copenhagen. Staff very friendly. Free lockers to store coats and back packs.

    Things could improve on. Wasn’t much to it so felt expensive. Was very dark in places so hard to read some of the text.
    Written February 21, 2022
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    Ireland37,639 contributions
    On a grand autumn afternoon we spent a great couple of hours exploring the varied life in Denmark’s past. With a multitudes of original dwellings over a few centuries it gives an unparallel picture of farming, varied crafts and occupations.

    It was fascinating to see the all the different buildings from every part of the country, including former territories under Denmark’s rule.

    Several types of mills are present, reflecting the key function they had in the tough lives of the past.

    A plethora of implements and utensils are on display, covering every aspect of day to day survival in former olden times.
    Written November 11, 2021
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    Ireland37,639 contributions
    It’s a fabulous assemblage of outstanding creations by the master sculpture.

    Completed some years after his death in 1844 and a fitting honour to an artist who has so much meaning for Denmark.

    His works of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles are wonderful, set out in a space to themselves.

    Historical figures are shown including the Polish statesman and soldier Józef Poniatowski, Copernicus, Maximilian I and Lord Byron.

    During his many years in Italy Thorvaldsen collected many Italian paintings. These and other of his possessions are displayed.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • juSS
    257 contributions
    Again, the Copenhagen Card allows free entry, so it was worth a visit. Unfortunately it is a bit tricky to find as there was a LOT of construction around and the signs leading to the museum are not so clear along the route.

    There are some historic vehicles you can see and 1000s of bottles - which was quite cool to see! Also there are stables here with some lovely horses - which you can get close to. At the end there is a shop to buy Carlsberg merchandise and also a bar up some stairs where you can get a free beer - if I remember right you are offered two options.

    Note, this is not the brewery though!
    Written November 29, 2019
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    Ireland37,639 contributions
    A wonderful and engrossing collection awaits for anyone who appreciates and enjoys art. In a fine purpose built gallery from 1911 great paintings from Denmark’s Golden Age predominate.

    Portraits and family scenes are great. An East India Merchant by the famous C W Eckersberg, known as the Father of Danish Painting, shows Albrecht Schmidt writing at his desk with his faithful little dog gazing up at him.

    Sickness and hospital scenes are depicted. Young Woman being Hypnotised by Richard Bergh, Jenny Nystrom's The Convalescent and Josephson's Convalescent are worth mentioning.

    A lovely and poignant one shows a group of children Writing Letters on a Sunday Morning from a Children's Hospital. This is by Valdemar Irminger.

    Edvard Munch’s The Sick Child is touching and shows the sick child turning towards the light, accepting her fate, while a desolate seated woman grasps her hand.

    A delightful moonlit scene shows the artist P S Kroyer and his wife strolling by Skagen beach. Children at joyous play by Peter Hansen is appealing. An Old Couple with Rabbits is a grand scene from 1892 by Anna Ancher.

    Farming and landscapes are well shown. Sonne's Harvest Scene with Grain Being Brought In, A Country Wedding in a Winter Landscape by Skovgaard, Frits Thaulow 1881 work Street Scene at Stortings Plass and Theodor Philipsen's A Fountain near Rome, are amongst the best of these.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Jannerigmor
    Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
    Had a amazing trip to Copenhagen and our kids loved the museum so much 🇩🇰🇩🇰

    It was also good that our kids learned more about history.
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • salome_prazeres
    Lisbon, Portugal151 contributions
    We went in with the Copenhagen Card.
    There's just a problem with this museum: no translation to english. Everything is in danish. So that's a big problem!
    The place however is so interactive, so intricate and personal, that it's really really uncool that we don't have the information to follow it through. We tried google translator! :D All throughout the building you have a lot of visual information and you can feel the space and the warmth of the families that once lived there...
    The floors are like real life models of danish workers house lifes from the past century. You can follow the stories of some families that probably lived in this building.
    You have a very real feel vintage coffee place in the second floor, mixed in the models of the shopping streets they've built inside.
    There's a smaller exhibition on the basement about activism.
    Here you can listen to testimonies (subtitled :)) of some danish activists from all causes. The exhibition reveals also key pieces on what turned those people into activists, their personal belongings.
    Written May 28, 2022
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    Ireland37,639 contributions
    In the fine former Academy of Surgery is lots of space for a comprehensive tour of matters medical. Psychiatry and many other branches of medicine past, and some current, are presented.

    A vast collection of artefacts relating to medical science history and tremendous developments over centuries is engagingly delivered.

    As an example, Junod's Boot is fascinating. In the 1890s it was used to treat psychological disorders, based on humoural theory of four humours in the body. Surprising that this late any credence was still being given to this ancient and superseded belief.

    It was interesting to learn that the great physicist and Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr lived in an apartment in the house for part of his childhood. His father was a physician and professor at the university.

    There is a grand portrait of Niel’s mother Ellen.
    Written May 24, 2022
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