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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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Huge Museum to Keep You Busy

This museum was brilliant value for money. We payed around £10 for each adult and could have quite easily spent all day here. There were 4 floors of different exhibits and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

there were elements to this museum which were great, when we visited it was quiet, the entrance fee was really reasonable, however there were lots of 'temporary' exhibitions and it was all a little too overwhelming and far too much to see, it's a bit of a maze, however some areas are really fascinating, feel we would have gained so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was brilliant value for money. We payed around £10 for each adult and could have quite easily spent all day here. There were 4 floors of different exhibits and everything was written in both Danish and English which was helpful. Overall, an excellent museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really well done museum. Everything in English. Preserved human remains and artifacts. Perfect cold and rainy winter day activity that gives you a real sense of Copenhagen. Children's museum is worth a visit! This place could take you three days if you did it right - we spent five hours and saw maybe 1/3 at a fast clip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value for the entrance fee. A good option for a rainy day. Probably worth spending more time that one might allocate, consider doing half, having a break in the cafe and continuing.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent hours in the museum, but didn't get to see it all. Lots of exhibits, many I suspect you will not see anywhere else (e.g. the bog objects and bodies). It covers a large area so lots of walking, we were shattered after exploring just two floors. There is a cafe/restaurant, but be warned that it is expensive (as is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For any traveller who has visited the Natural History Museum in London, and queued and has to peer at displays over other visitors shoulders... this is the opppsite!! I went here on a Friday afternoon and I had most rooms to myself!! Amazing. There are different rooms and floors and Such well preserved archeology, including many bodies. The museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everyone. Lots of objects from stone and bronze age but also modern history. Will go back to see more - because it is too much for one visit. Fantastic area for the kids to play. Nice restaurant for a lunch or coffee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized museum - it is fairly easy to follow a route and not miss the exhibits. I quite enjoyed the exhibit depicting life in Greenland. I wish there would have been more description of the items in English. Some of the displayed artifacts are quite unique (not limited to the Greenland exhibit). The admitting price is quite reasonable. We,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent most of the day here but didn't get off the first floor. The displays are extensive and well structured. Well worth a visit. The museum shop also is very good but the restaurant was out of food when we visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has an amazing array of exhibitions through the ages of Early Danish history till 2000. In fact, it has so much it would ideal to do this over a couple of days. The day's entry fee is for unlimited accesses that day - you can leave and come back. The Denmark 1660-2000 is really good so leave time... 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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