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The National Museum of Denmark

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Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 33 13 44 11
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Lovely afternoon visit

Very nice museum. So much to see, actually got lost at one point! Was nice to get an insight into Danish history which I never really knew much about!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not commenting on the museum itself just on the fact that, as it was pouring, we decided to dry off inside while absorbing Danish culture as a freebie. Unfortunately, they've changed the rules and this is now a fee paying attraction. We didn't go in so can't comment further - it's probably fantastic!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We look forward to visiting the national museums everywhere we go, because they tend to be great sources of information for visitors to the particular city or country. This particular museum was just okay. It did offer the local history we were looking for, but on the higher floors, strayed a bit to cover other areas of the world. Curious... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice museum. So much to see, actually got lost at one point! Was nice to get an insight into Danish history which I never really knew much about!

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Mercerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in the development of civilization in Scandinavia you can get a good overview here. We started the sections of the museum which focused on pre-history through the middle ages. They also have exhibits which focus on Iceland and Greenland. There is a wonderful collection of artwork from the late middle ages through about 1900 also, mostly... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most intersting museum i had ever visited i didnt expect it to have much things to see . Not only for the danish history but it may has collections from all over the world . I liked the video film about world music it was enjoyable .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice museum. Not huge, but big enough for an hour or so. Best bit is the Viking, Iron Age section on bottom floor to right as you enter. Good collection of Viking amber, gold, metal wear, and the odd skeleton in a grave.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is in a pretty building, and it's tightly packed with many things. We only had an hour and a half to visit, and that wasn't long enough. It's a great place to learn about Danish history (from ancient times to modern day), but you should plan to be there for at least two hours. Most exhibits aren't interactive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is nice and set up conveniently. It's a good place to learn about Danish history and culture.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good explanations in Danish and English. Wide collection from prehistory up to 'ethnographic treasure chambers' with Inuit costumes, Navajo blankets, eastern and far eastern craftwork. But also the history of the Vikings, of course. Really enjoyable museum to wander around.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic area for small children where they can fully interact with a installations: Viking boat, castle, dressing-up and more. We were very impressed with this set-up which encouraged our children to understand what they saw in other parts of the museum and be able to have a positive, fun experience at a museum. This was our first city break with... More 

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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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