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The National Museum of Denmark

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Address: Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 33 13 44 11
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The National Museum of Denmark is the largest culture-historical museum in...

The National Museum of Denmark is the largest culture-historical museum in Denmark. The museum is a dynamic cultural institution offering a great variety of exhibitions and activities. Our artefacts come from all over the world and from different time periods. We can take you on a journey, traveling thousands of years through time and experience everything from the Danish national treasure the Golden Horns and the 3000 year old Egtved Girl to African masks and Egyptian mummies. In the Children's Museum, you can see and try things that show how people ate, worked, played and dressed hundreds of years ago in different environments.

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We visited primarily to see the peat bog mummies, and they are truly worth seeing! They are displayed in glass cases that enable visitors to get close and see every detail. They... read more

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited primarily to see the peat bog mummies, and they are truly worth seeing! They are displayed in glass cases that enable visitors to get close and see every detail. They are breathtakingly wonderful, if you like that sort of thing! As English people in a Danish museum, every exhibit is detailed in English, and the mummies stories are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The National Museum is a fantastic attraction with three floors of amazing exhibits and something for everyone. The highlights are the Viking treasures and - for my children- the toy house collection. But there is much more to see. My favourites were the reconstructions of Danish houses through the ages. This is such a rich collection, it is really too... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All around the world, the history of every continent is well covered, however I was looking forward to learning about Denmark or Copenhagen (as the museums name suggested) but no such luck. Great if you want a generic museum experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wondered into the museum as we were walking by, it's ok, nothing outstanding. Mainly popped by to help warm up out of the cold and wind. Had lots of history on North America, with lots to look at. Not my favourite museum I've visited, but interesting none the less.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the first place that my wife and I went to on our first full day in Copenhagen as we figured that the country's national museum would be an ideal starting point for a country that we didn't know much about. Turns out that we were right about it. Entrance was included on the Copenhagen Card. Free lockers at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice museum, very beautiful architecture and interior. The actualy content in the Museum wasn't amazing and quite repetitive. I would not say this is a must see but if you had a spare hour or two to pass you should visit this museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The admission fee is 75DKK and there are free lockers as you're not allowed to carry a rucksack on your back. The exhibition is varied and caters to all ages. I didn't think that it was a 'dumbed-down' version of history, as some reviewers have pointed out. It was very accessible to ignorant tourists like us who don't know much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

À Wonderful museum with a great viking department! It's very interesting and it's free .For your comfort you can let your coats and bags in a special area. The building is beautiful and you can have a break in the tea room.

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I am disposed to over-rate sites visited, if anything. However, this must be the smallest and least interesting national museum I have ever visited, much as I LOVE Copenhagen. It is cheap to visit which is perhaps a bad sign. I learnt more about Viking culture by visiting the Yorvik Museum in York, UK. Most of the effort seemed to... More 

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This is another place that is free with the Copenhagen card. It is hidden amongst a number of more spectacular looking attractions but it is worth a visit This is well set out providing you with a good hour or two to understand what Denmark is all about, where it comes from and how it survived to be what it... More 

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its 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 consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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