Specialty Museums in Copenhagen

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Specialty Museums in Copenhagen

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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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    Ireland37,605 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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  • 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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    Ireland37,605 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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    Ireland37,605 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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    Ireland37,605 contributions
    In a lovely heritage building is presented an absorbing account over many decades of workers everyday life and the struggle for social justice.

    A telling biography is that of the Sorensen family, farm workers who moved to Copenhagen in 1882. With a large family life was difficult and they moved numerous times. Their sixth home is shown and was the first to have running water.

    Social activism and the labour movement is documented, including with striking posters. Black and white photos include Thorvald August Marinus Stauning, Denmark's first Social Democratic Prime Minister who served a number of terms.

    Shops, home interiors and offices are recreated to great effect. Vintage wirelesses and reel-to-reel tape recorders are evocatively displayed.

    Manufacturing and the advent of industrialisation are described.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • Vítor M. C. S
    Reykjavik, Iceland9 contributions
    Very interesting and easy to see. All of that little, or big things, that we sometimes think about our body there are there to see.
    Written March 16, 2021
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  • PeterRAdams
    Stavanger, Norway7 contributions
    Bit dated but some interesting records. Agree does need a revamp, but good place for kids for an hour or so. Giant pacman at the end was a highlight!
    Written March 3, 2022
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  • kib2017
    Adelaide, Australia31 contributions
    Remember the fairy tales you read or were read to. It takes your imagination to times and places way beyond one's daily experiences, the mentions of virtues and beauties that imprints us for the rest of our lives? You can relive all these here. Easy to get to. The things that can be improved are more displays and more up-to-date formats.
    Written April 11, 2020
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  • latestfilly
    West Yorkshire193 contributions
    I booked a fun pass online as this is cheaper than on the day prices. I only booked it because most places are closed in Copenhagen on a Monday.
    This is an interesting place to visit but not amazing. It was a fun way to spend the time but if I'm being honest, if other museums or castles were open on a Monday it would be better to visit them as this is a bit run down and small.
    Written March 10, 2020
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  • PETR D
    Pardubice, Czech Republic205 contributions
    This shop is situated in front of Nyhavn. It is one from several shops where it is possible to buy amber with the certificate of authenticity. I didn't go through the whole museum, only was at the ground floor but is very interesting. There are very pleasant staff.
    Written January 1, 2020
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  • mikael.bjerrum
    Copenhagen, Denmark498 contributions
    The City Museum of Copenhagen is located in a grand old budiling close to the City Square. The exhibition is somewhat confusing with very good elements. However it is still not what could be considered a modern way of displaying stuff for spectators. It is worthwhile to see but do not expect to get any kind of overview of the development of the city of Copehagen.
    Written February 23, 2022
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  • George N
    The Hague, The Netherlands136 contributions
    What an unusual museum. Teh centrepiece is the maritime diesel that was used for electricity generation from the twenties until after the turn of the millennium. In addition one can see displays of the history of the diesel engine in general and especially of those of Burmeister & Wain, as well as the history of this company. The most interesting aspect is the starting of the huge diesel engine every other Sunday morning at 11 AM.
    Written August 22, 2020
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  • Bea
    Washington DC, DC2 contributions
    Before my visit, I had read a bit about the boutique via Condé Nast and decided to make a quick stop on my way to the Round Tower. I am SO glad that I did! Stepping into the shop was like stepping into a fairy tale. It was absolutely gorgeous. It's a very, very tiny space but what has been created within it is breathtaking. What I thought would be a quick stop turned into about an hour long visit thanks to the charming man running the store. I did not know much about Mr. Andersen but he kindly provided me with a lesson about the artist, going out of his way to chat with me. I am so grateful for the lovely experience I had. It was by far one of my favorite memories during my solo trip to Copenhagen.
    Written May 30, 2019
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