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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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Best general museum in Copenhagen

If you visit one museum, this is probably the best one to pick. It contains exhibits from just about everywhere, from classical Greece to Inuit culture to geology. Much more of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit one museum, this is probably the best one to pick. It contains exhibits from just about everywhere, from classical Greece to Inuit culture to geology. Much more of the content is available in English than in other Copenhagen museums, and there's more of a focus on traditional exhibits. Of particular interest is the section on the history... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointing. Nothing here that you can't see in most U.K. city museums. Wished we'd not bothered. Hoped to see some Viking artefacts as the Danish make so much of the Vikings, but they must all be in the Viking Museum as there is only one disappointing hall here. With the Copenhagen Card we were supposed to be given a free... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As of 2016, the museum is no longer free, but I'd still recommend visiting. There were exhibitions on Vikings, music instruments from around the world, medieval Denmark and a small display on toys.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shopped for a short visit and would liked to have stayed longer. Well laid out and interesting content. Very nice café which was a buffet lunch and was full of local families. Nice relaxing vibe to the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a good few hours here as it was very interesting. It documents Danish history from pre- historic to modern day. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is huge so you either need lots of time or you have to be selective. We went to look mainly at the Viking displays which are superb and well displayed and labelled. Would return to see more if we go back. My guidebook said that it was free but there is a charge but it was well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I very much enjoyed my visit here. Staff were so nice, the lady who helped me with all my jumpers and coats a big thankyou. There are some very interesting things to see in this museum, I will not say more as I think you need to go to it yourself if you are interested in history and the world... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very easy to find and like most tourist places around Copenhagen, there are free lockers to store your personal items. There are lots of facts and relic of the Viking era from the beginning and to the end of the Danish Viking heritage. If you are a history fanatic then this place will be your heaven. There are also other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is absolutely huge! It's divided in eras, so for instance the first floor walks you through the time between Iron Age if I recall correctly and Vikings. You definitely need to have some spare time to visit this museum because otherwise you won't be able to see much of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amount of history and artifacts here is staggering. Very thoughtfully designed and beautifully organized exhibits arranged mainly by chronology starting centuries BC to the present. Prehistoric to modern- its all great. Even if you're not a history person this is well worth a few hours and its hard to believe this wouldn't be entertaining and interesting even to those... 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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