The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The entire history of Denmark comes to life at the National Museum of Denmark. See the testimonies of the greatest triumphs and tragedies in history, both within Denmark and the rest of the World. The National Museum of Denmark showcases and documents the World's intangible cultural heritage; The Vikings who conquered the seas and went on expeditions to remote corners of the globe. Danish explorers with a sense of adventure and burning curiosity about the unknown. The history of Denmark and some of the costliest treasures await you right in the heart of Copenhagen.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 9 min walk
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  • Keith K
    Alton, United Kingdom214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Museum
    A wonderful museum covering from the Ice age, Stone age, Vikings, Midlle ages & the Renaissance right up to the 2000's. The displays are spread out over 4 floors and you should perhaps allow at least 2 hours for your visit. A good place to take children too with interactive exhibits in the Children's Museum wing.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • lauraA6789IB
    County Antrim, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit!
    A must when you are in Copenhagen! Spent half a day walking around the museum, great idea for a rainy day too! Very clean and well presented, and the gift shop is amazing too! Would highly recommend. Interesting and informative
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2023
  • Liz C
    New York City, New York2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive museum on Danish history
    So much to see at this museum! I got there at 11:30 and when it closed at 5, I still had two exhibits I hadn’t seen. Really enjoyed the raid exhibit for information on the Vikings as well as the Denmark history exhibit on the third floor. I only saw a bit of the medieval exhibit but looked very interesting especially with the period rooms. There’s also a lovely cafe. I’d recommend a full day if you want to see it all. I did not expect the collection to be so vast. I learned a lot about Danish history.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Horatiu_GB
    Timisoara, Romania4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the nicest museums I have visited
    It was one of the best presented museums I have seen. The interactive exhibition was exquisite. It was not organised like other museums where they just put everything they have on display an present it chronologically. This museum actually had it's exhibitions presented as a story.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • David D
    1,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent museum, with in-depth insights into the history of Denmark and exhibits on other parts of the world as well
    The museum has very fine exhibits on the historical periods of Denmark. Some highlights include the Gundestrup Cauldron and the Trundholm Sun Chariot. There are artefacts from other cultures as well as Danish and the museum is well-laid out and well-documented. The staff are kind, knowledgeable and helpful.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • melodee
    Gig Harbor, Washington14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and well worth the time
    We loved this museum! Such an interesting and quality collection of artifacts. I’ve been to many museums around the world and there were artifacts here that I have never seen before. We learned a lot! We ran out of time, but thoroughly enjoyed the 2 1/2 hours we spent here. The museum is quite interesting for children as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • AbClare
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom538 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum - very child friendly
    Great range of exhibits. Loved the Egyptian and Viking exhibitions, very fascinating. The museum was also really child friendly with a lovely area for small people to play and explore. Great place for a rainy day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • NicanorRosario
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic1,148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the must-see when visiting Copenhagen
    Amazing experience! One of those museums that you need a whole day to properly look at. It covers all the way from the prehistoric age of this land until the modern times Especially cool is the fact that Vikings are mentioned. It's funny how you usually imagine them as characters from series, movies, and such but they were indeed real and an integral part of Danish history Overall a must-see when you visit Copenhagen
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 July 2023
  • slongorb
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intelligent exhibitions and ease of access!
    The museum was designed in a way which made it easy for visitors to follow a clear path and immerse themselves in the exhibitions. The bathrooms were very clean and of easy accessibility. Our overall experience there was very pleasant and interesting! PS.: The new 'vikings' exhibition was fantastic! We highly recommend it to anyone who whises to have some fun and explore the region's past.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Nat
    Mexico City, Mexico635 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    The Viking exhibition is definitely the highlight of the museum. It’s not too big but it’s very complete and well presented. The rest of the museum is not as interesting, having some international and generic themes in often confusing and long exhibitions. Still, I recommend it overall. If you’re in a hurry (like I was), I would suggest to watch only the Viking exhibition and the one focused on the history of Denmark (top floor).
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
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gee5641
Coventry, UK135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Spent a rainy afternoon here and was done in 2hours. Plenty of exhibits and information ranging from pre history to present day.
Good for the kids with interactive exhibits, storage areas, and cafe.
Not many staff milling around to ask questions, but the audio guides was decent.
Written 7 March 2024
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Alastair T
Taunton, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really interesting place to understand the history of Denmark throughout the ages. Collections are really varied from the inside of churches and danish rooms, to dolls houses and toys though the ages. There’s even an area for kids to play in including a pirate ship and imaginary play. Well worth a visit
Written 18 February 2024
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British Reviewer
Bideford, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Massive museum full of tons & tons of pieces easily spend hours in there.
All information boards are presented in multiple languages so easy to read.
Upon entering there are free lockers and spaces to hand your coats and bags so you can walk around the museum comfortably I wish more places did this.
Best thing was that this museum is completely free on Wednesdays.
Written 15 February 2024
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sus67
London, UK274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a very interesting museum, we particularly liked the pre-history sections, and it was very well explained and curated.
Written 12 February 2024
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jks1894
Warwickshire, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Fascinating museum that's packed full of items and sections. The staff were so helpful, especially one at the entrance (I believe his name was Henrik?). There are some incredible artefacts, such as the woman from Huldremose. Only criticism is that the layout of the numbered rooms is quite confusing. Sometimes you entered the section on the wrong end - would be helpful with arrows or signs that said "This way" etc.
Written 24 January 2024
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patmccarthy1991
Chatham, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Was fascinating to see the lay out on the ground floor and walk through the prehistoric history section that is very well stocked with all manner of harpoons and tools with explanations of how hunters and fishermen evolved their skills in the area. The two particular highlights in this section were the Lurs and the Runestones.
There is a history of money exhibit ongoing at the moment that is very interactive and would be good for slightly older children.
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a Viking Exhibit at the time I visited, which I would have known if I had done a bit more research first, so that’s my fault. If you are looking for Vikings rather than the larger history of Denmark make sure you check the website for current exhibits.
Written 21 January 2024
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Mark D
Lagoa, Portugal87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We visited here on a Wednesday afternoon in December. Not a large crowd, so able to spend a lot of time in the exhibits. The 1600-2000 exhibit section explains a great deal about the Danish! Worth the time to appreciate this period in the country’s history.
Written 30 December 2023
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Road Schooling Mama
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Interesting exhibits from around the world. The highlight for my son was the oldest dog poop, from the Stone Age.
Written 18 December 2023
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Buzz buzz
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A lovely well organised museum spacious and interesting exhibits. It was well laid out and told the history of Denmark. The cafe is fabulous and would recommend.
Written 16 December 2023
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Tubbytummy
London, UK374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The museum has far more in it than first meets the eye. As you enter there are lockers for big coats and bags. There are plenty of clean well maintained toilets in the building. There is a route of history which I did find difficult to follow. The Christmas exhibition was really good, thank you we really enjoyed this part. Money also made use think how lucky we are in comparison to other nations.
I did like the idea of walking along a long time line, but I did get lost on route so mis stepped time.
I would say must visit but we did use Copenhagen card so nice and easy, bring headphones as there is an app. Actually I think Denmark seems to run every thing on an app.
Written 13 December 2023
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