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“Awesome Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Danish Naval Museum - CLOSED

The Royal Danish Naval Museum
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Owner description: Experience Denmark's unique naval history museum with its fleet of model ships and other fascinating exhibits charting the history of Danish naval artillery, dramatic battles at sea with exploding cannons and Copenhagen as an important naval city. You can see armed sailing ships with proud figureheads, that conjure up thoughts of dramatic sea battles between daring pirates and heroic admirals. Also don't miss the Spaekhuggeren ('The Killer Whale') submarine, in which you can really get an idea of the claustrophobia experienced by the 33 men on board, sailing for months without a glimpse of dry land. The Royal Danish Naval Museum's popular Children's Museum is on the ground floor. One side of this is taken up by a ship's side from a large Danish naval vessel, built using original drawings from the 1700s. Opposite this, is a harbour with a row of sheds, where you can learn about the life of seamen in the age of large sailing ships. You can see what sailors ate when they were at sea, what their clothes looked like, the kinds of punishments that were dealt out on board and much more. Admission to all the exhibitions at the Royal Danish Naval Museum is free, although there is a charge for the guided tours .
Seoul, South Korea
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107 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of Copenhagen's best museums. Provides a great overview of Danish (and Norwegian) naval history as well as how that history affected Denmark as a whole. A wonderful collection of ship models too.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful ship models”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

A free museum in Christianshavn. It was a lot bigger then I thought and very informative. Lots of visual models and audio information too. We went into a submarine which was very cool. We got to see all the interiors. There are other Naval ship parts you can go inside.

Well worth the visit!

Visited March 2014
2 Thank Loga S
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Prague, Czech Republic
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144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Informative and beautiful models”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you have a weak spot for perfect scale models, then this is the place to go. The museum houses tens of the most beautiful and perfectly crafted scale models of all kinds of ships mainly from Denmark's rich naval history. The building houses even the bridge of a torpedo boat and the interior of a submarine (I just cannot imagine how they managed to to large and heavy pieces in that historical building). For kids and adults a great place to spend 2-3 hours. We went on a sunday and entrance was free.

Visited March 2014
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Fun & informative too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Go on a Wednesday and this attraction is free. Even paying ity is still well worth it - interesting maritime history - interactive displays - the interior of as sub and a torpedo boat. Cheapest (and best) coffee in whole district. Do not miss it.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Interesting maritime and naval history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I enjoyed visiting this museum and discovering aspects of maritime and naval history rarely mentioned in the usual historical references. The museum not only displays the history of ship building but also clearly explains historical political intrigues, military alliances and major naval battles. The scale models are masterpieces in their own right.

Visited June 2013
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