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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love history and have visited museums all over the world. This ranks up there with the best. Covering periods right back to pre-history, the exhibits are interesting, informative and well displayed. We found the English signage to be excellent. We had a break in...More

Thank dccv1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a good museum with a good view of danish histrory and especially Vikings culture and history. Also the exhibition in the upper floor with the most recent years of Denmark's history is quite interesting. It is a wheelchair accessible museum with elevators and...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well maintained museum with a large collection of pieces! A lovely thing to do on a rainy Copenhagen Sunday!

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a morning here and could easily have spent longer. The collections are excellent especially the pre-History section.

Thank PeterGH1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to learn about the pre-history and Viking history and got what I came for. I love this subject and was very impressed by the collection of artifacts and exhibitions. A great way to spend a few hours if this is something that interests...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon wandering around and could have spent much longer. Particularly enjoyed the pre-history section. Also has a very good café on the second floor.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today for about 4 hours including a short break for lunch. We didn't complete the whole museum in this time, actually I think it would take 2 or 3 full days to do look at everything in great detail and I would personally...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an hour or two, you can learn a lot about the history of Denmark at this museum. A good range of exhibits and a not overwhelming size.

Thank ESH102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Danish National Museum is not that far from the townhall square and surely worth your attention. As we had the Copenhagen card the entrance was free for us. It features a multitude of topics, ranging from prehistoric Denmark to the colonial history of this...More

Thank Manuel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay - here's the top tip: After paying your entrance, take a free one hour tour of the museum's 'greatest hits'. They do them in English, Danish, maybe other languages too? Anyway, the tour is free and the guide was excellent. But of course along...More

Thank MusicLovingCouple
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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Mary H
6 September 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
1A has a stop at the museum.
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15 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.
18 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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