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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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  • Average9%
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“stone age” (104 reviews)
“pre history” (82 reviews)
“iron age” (61 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very short walk from the central train station; quite a fascinating place to explore, full of details about Danish history and customs. Almost all exhibit boards are in Danish and English, and all the staff appear top speak English fluently too. There is a coffee...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very boring. It is a mixture of things all together put inside a building. It is not available an audio-guide,so it is impossible to make your visit nice and interesting. You can only read long texts on the walls.

Thank Stefano N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy walk from the railway station. Take a 1 hour guided tour with English speaking guide3s to get an overview of the contents. Entrance is a bit tricky to find but keep walking around the building and you will find it. Good collection from beginnings...More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff with lots to do and see, see Denmark through the ages and be surprised

Thank Mitchell289
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The extensive collection of artifacts and narration in the prehistoric section was so engrossing that I spent my limited 90 minutes entirely in this section. Highlights included a spectacular collection of late bronze age curved horns and burial remains including bronze age woolen clothing. I...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is very large and there's a tonne of information you can get on the history of the country, dating from prehistory. It's a great perspective on the country so I'd definitely recommend visiting.

Thank lillydarlingg
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Extensive, take time to view it or choose what interests most and get absorbed in the history of this war torn, Vikings ruled now a sovereign democratic monarchy, a social welfare state that does offer its citizens true equality to the extent possible. The displays...More

Thank Mypace
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We’ll set and very interesting museum giving an excellent opportunity to see how Denmark has developed through the ages. We spent an afternoon here but could have spent longer.

Thank Annerees
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Very interesting and large museum. A definite stop if you are interested in history. I sadly did not have enough time to enjoy everything, but what I saw was wonderful.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We enjoyed several hours exploring this well laid out museum. The free guided highlights tour was well done .

Thank windsorwand31
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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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
1A has a stop at the museum.
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14 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.
17 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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