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Copenhagen Amber Museum

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Address: Kongens Nytorv 2, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 11 67 00
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The museum is located in Kanneworffs House, a charming old house dating...

The museum is located in Kanneworffs House, a charming old house dating back to 1606, which is one of the oldest houses in Copenhagen.The museum takes you on an exciting journey through the fascinating history of amber. The museum holds an impressive collection of amber antiques and artifacts, including a wide array of entombed insects from prehistoric times as well as some of the world’s largest pieces of Baltic amber.At the museum you can learn about how amber was formed more than 30 million years ago and why we today can find it washed up on Danish coasts. In the exhibition stands you can see different types of amber from all over the world and see how the amber is used. You will also have the opportunity to get an insight into the significance of amber at different stages throughout history.One of the main attractions of the museum is the collection of more than 100 pieces of amber with inclusions of insects and plants. Magnifying glasses, enables the visitor to observe the more than 30 million year-old insects and plants closely.

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Amble around and learn all about amber

The museum is above a shop selling amber jewellery. It's in a very busy part of the city. There is an entry fee, but it's free if you have a Copenhagen Card. There are toilets in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The museum is above a shop selling amber jewellery. It's in a very busy part of the city. There is an entry fee, but it's free if you have a Copenhagen Card. There are toilets in the museum--very useful when one's out all day as a tourist. I found the place very useful as I learned a lot about amber--how... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Go to every and any amber museum that you come across, most of these museums are small and/or attached to a retail sales shop. Some have maps, some have or show the different kinds from outside the Baltic area, all have beautiful designs and pictures, some have pictures of the "amber room "after it was restored. Look it up. Free... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

On a whim we went to the House of Amber and then to the museum upstairs. We learned a lot about amber and saw some truly impressive amber. The museum even has the Guiness Book of World Records largest piece of amber. My kids were entertained when we thought they would be bored.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We had free entry with the Copenhagen card, so visit while in the area due to bad weather. The museum is small with a interesting pieces, would have been disappointed if paid the admission price.

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This tiny museum is above its shop. We had free entry with the Copenhagen Card. On two floors toy will discover everything you need to know about amber; what it us and where it comes from. You will see the World's lager piece of amber; insects trapped in amber and samples from around the world. A real gem of a... More 

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We learnt quite a bit about Amber, Most of which we had no idea. Admission is £2.50 per adult which I wouldn't say is good value as the museum is very compact on 2 small floors, however we did pick up a little business card from our hotel lobby which gave us free admission. It was a really rainy afternoon... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and had time to spare so popped into this museum. It was free with our copenhagen cards but would cost 25DKK otherwise (roughly £3). It's very small and you could easily go through the whole thing in 15mins and still get almost everything out of it. Nothing wrong with it at all. A pleasant experience.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

The "Pandora-compatible" beads are low quality and may not fit on your bracelet. We bought two - one worked, one not. Unfortunately, they were Xmas presents and we're now back in the US...so we're stuck. If you plan to buy something like that, make sure you try it on your bracelet in the store! Ironic, since Pandora is a Danish... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you have a spare half an hour and your in the neighbourhood it's worth popping in. They have a large collection of amber which is nicely annotated with interesting facts. The museum sits above a shop that is lso worth a turn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This was great! Very informative, multi lingual and really interesting - did you know amber floats, and that it has to be over 1million years old before it is called amber? Loved the magnified bugs and plants trapped in various amber pieces. The world record lump really is enormous. Go see!

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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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