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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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This museum has anything and everything, from the Danish early archeology finds to the history of Denmark through objects, but also an impressive collection from Asia and Africa... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We entered the museum for free with the Copenhagen card. Whilst there were a lot of things to look at we felt that there was not a logical order and it felt like you went from one thing to another without a clear link. There was a cafe and free storage for costs and bags. We would say that it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has lots of interesting pieces but unfortunately I have quite a short attention span and there wasn't enough interactive pieces to sustain my interest. I understand that this is a personal thing though, and that others may prefer this more simplistic approach. The price was reasonable and the displays are interesting and relevant, just not ideal for me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has anything and everything, from the Danish early archeology finds to the history of Denmark through objects, but also an impressive collection from Asia and Africa, specially from a country that was not a colonial power. All in all there is plenty to tickle the brains here. Ah, and then there is the collection of dolls houses....I always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good museum that will give a good insight into Danish history. Its easy to view the exhibitions and there are plenty of seats to have a rest or take in the rooms at your leisure. There is also a cafe that offers drinks and cakes. This is a good option if the weather is not too good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum, rooms full of artefacts from different ages and, although quite busy (as you'd expect) we were able to see everything and enjoyed the experience immensely. Hint - get the Copenhagen Card - travel and entry to many attractions are included!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited primarily to see the peat bog mummies, and they are truly worth seeing! They are displayed in glass cases that enable visitors to get close and see every detail. They are breathtakingly wonderful, if you like that sort of thing! As English people in a Danish museum, every exhibit is detailed in English, and the mummies stories are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The National Museum is a fantastic attraction with three floors of amazing exhibits and something for everyone. The highlights are the Viking treasures and - for my children- the toy house collection. But there is much more to see. My favourites were the reconstructions of Danish houses through the ages. This is such a rich collection, it is really too... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

All around the world, the history of every continent is well covered, however I was looking forward to learning about Denmark or Copenhagen (as the museums name suggested) but no such luck. Great if you want a generic museum experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wondered into the museum as we were walking by, it's ok, nothing outstanding. Mainly popped by to help warm up out of the cold and wind. Had lots of history on North America, with lots to look at. Not my favourite museum I've visited, but interesting none the less.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place that my wife and I went to on our first full day in Copenhagen as we figured that the country's national museum would be an ideal starting point for a country that we didn't know much about. Turns out that we were right about it. Entrance was included on the Copenhagen Card. Free lockers at... 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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