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The National Museum of Denmark

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Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 13 44 11
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Nice museum

Shopped for a short visit and would liked to have stayed longer. Well laid out and interesting content. Very nice café which was a buffet lunch and was full of local families... read more

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Co Down
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shopped for a short visit and would liked to have stayed longer. Well laid out and interesting content. Very nice café which was a buffet lunch and was full of local families. Nice relaxing vibe to the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a good few hours here as it was very interesting. It documents Danish history from pre- historic to modern day. Definitely recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is huge so you either need lots of time or you have to be selective. We went to look mainly at the Viking displays which are superb and well displayed and labelled. Would return to see more if we go back. My guidebook said that it was free but there is a charge but it was well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I very much enjoyed my visit here. Staff were so nice, the lady who helped me with all my jumpers and coats a big thankyou. There are some very interesting things to see in this museum, I will not say more as I think you need to go to it yourself if you are interested in history and the world... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very easy to find and like most tourist places around Copenhagen, there are free lockers to store your personal items. There are lots of facts and relic of the Viking era from the beginning and to the end of the Danish Viking heritage. If you are a history fanatic then this place will be your heaven. There are also other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is absolutely huge! It's divided in eras, so for instance the first floor walks you through the time between Iron Age if I recall correctly and Vikings. You definitely need to have some spare time to visit this museum because otherwise you won't be able to see much of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The amount of history and artifacts here is staggering. Very thoughtfully designed and beautifully organized exhibits arranged mainly by chronology starting centuries BC to the present. Prehistoric to modern- its all great. Even if you're not a history person this is well worth a few hours and its hard to believe this wouldn't be entertaining and interesting even to those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great museum for learning about Viking history and how bodies were preserved in bogs.. sooo many artifacts... i really enjoy this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum reveals the danish history from pre historic times to 2000s. For us, it was interesting to see the skeletons and belongings of early human. I was hoping to see more of vikings. But i could not. If you like museums, this place can be one of the places that you may like to see. Please note that entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost of admission is between £10-15. The museum is split over various floors, however, what we really wanted to see was the displays regarding the vikings. We really enjoyed it in there but that's what we like, so those not really bothered about history or reading (as we didn't see the audio headset option), probably wouldn't enjoy it. Awful... More 

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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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