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The National Museum of Denmark

Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
+45 33 13 44 11
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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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“danish history” (332 reviews)
“stone age” (107 reviews)
“iron age” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 13 44 11
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the national museum and two adults and two kids ages 10 and 12. The kids museum is fun for younger kids - you can try on knights clothes, sit on a 'horse', use wooden swords, draw pictures, etc. The other side of the...More

Thank d3j1family
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am quite interested in the bronze and Iron Age and the Vikings so was quite excited to visit this museum. It has an incredible overwhelming amount of artifacts to view. You need to give yourself hours to a full day or plan multiple visits....More

Thank 612Brian612
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its a must see place to visit when u are in Copenhagen cos u can see many artifacts and things in the olden times of Denmark and by visiting here u will learn to appreciate more the danish culture and its history behind.

Thank smukke_jelly
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to get some insight into Danish and Viking history. The museum presents the Scandinavian story in an interesting manner, and there are many artifacts from the Viking past.

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong. I love museums but I sometimes get caught up with the size of these places and the complexity of the all the 'rooms'. We took a free English speaking guided tour of 1 hour duration which proved excellent. Saw the main...More

Thank kevinbreen01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum on one of the rainy days of our trip! We spent a good 4 hours here and could have stayed a lot longer. Lots of interesting exhibits and plenty of facts to be learned. Descriptions are in both English and Danish....More

Thank shopoholic654321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went based the advice of our city tour guide Phillip. We went expecting to see Viking history. Out of 25 rooms on ancient Danish history 2 spoke to Vikings. One might think the Danes don't care to speak to that part of their history....More

Thank gwbeale
Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, free entry with a CPH Card. If you're interested in Danish history, it will be fantastic. Some really great exhibits, going back thousands of years. Viking archeological finds, even an exhibit for children. I had no idea of the extent the Danes history holds....More

Thank KonaMark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it was raining and it was next door to our hotel, this was a perfect place to spend the afternoon. My husband wanted to start with early periods on the first floor, but my interests were more for the later periods on the third...More

Thank JKS55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to spend at least half a day here, they have an interesting section on people of the world. Interesting collection, I enjoyed it.

Thank Alexander T
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
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Mary H
6 September 2017|
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Response from elle090 | Reviewed this property |
We were able to walk to the museum from our hotel so we did not need to use the local transport
15 July 2017|
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Response from G D | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 3 hours but in the end the time I had for their exhibition on recent Danish history was much too short which was a pity. So for me 3-4 hours would have been just right.
18 April 2017|
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Response from Nationalmuseet | Property representative |
At the National Museum of Denmark, DSLR cameras are allowed without mono- and tripods. Be aware that flash is permitted as long as it doesn't bother the other museum guests. Kind regards
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