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Geological Museum

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Address: Ostervoldgade 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
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10:00 - 16:00
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Not too big so you only really need an hour. Not all the exhibitions were in English, which was a pity. The meteorite in the yard outside is very impressive.

Reviewed 25 January 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing to see and nothing worth visiting for. A waste of time and effort. The building itself is lovely but inside a massive disappointment

Thank X13g
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We spent a very enjoyable hour or so in this museum. It was fun, informative and educational. My only negative was that there was a few rooms which were only in Dutch that looked really interesting but sadly I couldnt understand (my loss)! Perhaps the rocks room was a little dated but it was a very impressive selection. I'd recommend... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Not too big so you only really need an hour. Not all the exhibitions were in English, which was a pity. The meteorite in the yard outside is very impressive.

Thank badgergirl24
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fascinating exhibits. One of our favorite finds in the city. (Another one is the food market nearby). Maybe it is not for everybody but if you think maybe you'd like it, you will. Our one complaint is that one section is only in Danish. But, the graphics were good enough we even enjoyed that part. Most of it has excellent... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Fantastic meteorites. Just seeing the large meteorite that was found in and removed from Greenland was worth the visit. Inside, a slice of the meteorite was polished and on display. It took 400 hours to cut just one slice. Very impressive. There are several other large meteorites and rows and rows of minerals. As a geologist, I think I took... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

As last reviewer bit in English to start with rest in Dutch only and very dated, as much potential if modernised and more interactive, very few visitors today

Thank accepted_planet
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum recently Copenhagen. It wasn't on my list of museums to visit, but as I was at the National Art Gallery opposite, and the visit was included in my Copenhagen Card I took advantage of the free admission. The museum looks dated, and the decor is questionable. Some of the signage is in English and Danish but... More 

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Montpellier, France
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a fascinating look not just at geology but also natural history, with galleries dedicated to the Flora Danica, and a special exhibition called 'All things strange and beautiful' (a very accurate description!), as well as meteorites and minerals. One thing was that while some sections are really well captioned in English (the solar system, special exhibitions), others were... More 

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Ringsted, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Got a 6 year old kid who is SOOO into pirates and treasures. Seeing various gems alive, taken fotos with them and buying an amethyst were just the tip of the iceburg. Sooo advicable for anyone with children into pirates/indiana Jones / treasure hunting of any kind

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Forster, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience for young and old. The children had a quiz to complete as we went through the different sections of the museum. A fantastic collection of rocks and minerals as well as the history of how Denmark was formed throughout the ages.

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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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