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“Fantastic Naval History.”
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The Royal Danish Naval Museum
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Owner description: Experience Denmark's unique naval history museum with its fleet of model ships and other fascinating exhibits charting the history of Danish naval artillery, dramatic battles at sea with exploding cannons and Copenhagen as an important naval city. You can see armed sailing ships with proud figureheads, that conjure up thoughts of dramatic sea battles between daring pirates and heroic admirals. Also don't miss the Spaekhuggeren ('The Killer Whale') submarine, in which you can really get an idea of the claustrophobia experienced by the 33 men on board, sailing for months without a glimpse of dry land. The Royal Danish Naval Museum's popular Children's Museum is on the ground floor. One side of this is taken up by a ship's side from a large Danish naval vessel, built using original drawings from the 1700s. Opposite this, is a harbour with a row of sheds, where you can learn about the life of seamen in the age of large sailing ships. You can see what sailors ate when they were at sea, what their clothes looked like, the kinds of punishments that were dealt out on board and much more. Admission to all the exhibitions at the Royal Danish Naval Museum is free, although there is a charge for the guided tours .
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Fantastic Naval History.”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We could not believe this museum was free. It was worth the short bus ride to get their.
If your into Naval History, this is a must to see. It also has the wonderful smile.

Visited August 2014
Thank Gary C
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Listowel, Ireland
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“There's a Submarine!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Loved it here. Firstly it's free so you can't go wrong. There are lots of models of ships and ports and battles which are very interesting and informative. The best thing by far is the submarine. Its a real sub, planted in the middle of the museum and my boys loved it. There are missiles in the same room. Also good is another boat in the final room which you can climb into.
There is a "picnic" room on the ground floor and a pirate play room. The staff were so helpful.
I can't say enough good things about this place.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Fidgetwidget
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The Danish naval museum is packed full of original models showing the history of Swedish naval ships. While models may sound strange, many of these are original models that were made by the ship builders and naval academy when the ships were built. So some of the intricate models date from the late 1600s and early 1700s and were made by the ship architects themselves for purposes of planning the construction.This makes them very impressive. There is part of a reconstructed submarine and a torpedo boat that you can climb in and some dioramas of famous battles. Plus some artifacts and cannons and some history exhibits that are well explained and some more modern models. The focus is definitely the models and that is a good thing as it makes the museum unique, especially as they have been preserved for such a long continuous period by the naval academy.

The museum is near the saviours church and is open from 12 to 16 and is free. Also there are tours on some retired full size ships at a location a few km along the island. Overall a good couple of hours can be spent here. Descriptions are in Danish and English.

Visited July 2014
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“Very nice museum. (for the whole family)”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Lots of ships models of different sizes and styles. Children enjoyed everything - models, naval batles schemas, ships real size command bridge (which they could enter inside), they even have 'pirate' playground for children with boats, canons in the first floor.

Thank Robertas D
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Seoul, South Korea
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome Museum!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

One of Copenhagen's best museums. Provides a great overview of Danish (and Norwegian) naval history as well as how that history affected Denmark as a whole. A wonderful collection of ship models too.

Visited May 2014
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