Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10-17. Mondays closed. Dec.24-25, and 31 closed. 

The Childrens Museum closes at 16:30 every day. 

Admission is free. 

Non-Flash photography is allowed. 

The National Museum of Denmark is the largest museum of cultural history in Denmark. There are artifacts and images from all over the world, from many cultures and from many different time periods. The building is a classical 18th century mansion that is surprisingly big. One can follow the history of the Danes from their origins right down to the present day.Among the interesting exhibits is the Chariot of the sun. This comes from the Bronze Age (1700-500 BC). It is a bronze disc that is gold plated on one side and depicts the sun being pulled across the sky by a horse. At that time both the sun and horse were seen as deities.  

One of the treasures is the Gundestrup Cauldron, and this weighs 9 kilos. It was made in the southern Balkans around 100 BC and brought to Denmark. Then it was sacrificed in a bog. The aartwork on the cauldron shows swarms of figures depicting gods, goddesses, animals and mythical creatures from a religion unknown to us.  

The Golden Horns were from the Iron Age (400 AD), and came from Gallehus, Southern Jutland. They were found in 1639 and 1734 and have a combined weight of 7.5 kg. Unfortunately in 1802 they were stolen and melted down. The horns were reconstructed in 1860, based on drawings of the ornamentation, which showed gods, animals and people. In the 1970s a new and better set were made. 

The museum store is one of the best and has many art and history books, as well as greeting cards and clothes. 

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