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“A large and interesting museum”
Review of Post & Tele Museum

Post & Tele Museum
Ranked #77 of 386 things to do in Copenhagen
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Post & Tele Museum is Denmark's national museum of post and telecommunications. Situated in the centre of Copenhagen the museum presents permanent and temporary exhibitions in 3,000 m2 of galleries. The permanent exhibition shows the enthralling history of communications since the establishment of the royal Danish postal service by King Christian the Fourth in 1624. During the summer months and weekends the museum offers a range of special family focused activities.
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We went to this museum as an afterthought as we had some spare time before heading to the airport. It was indeed worth a visit and there was a lot to see. It's free to get in as well so it seemed pointless that it's listed on the Copenhagen Card and they accepted our cards and scanned them. There are various cafés at the top and good views of the Round Tower.

Thank George M
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Interesting museum covering the history of post and telecomms in Denmark. The big bonus is the terrace where you can have a bite or a drink overlooking the city with much better views than those in the round tower!

Thank Fred F
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We were happily surprised by the professional presentations at this free niche museum. We started in the video room on the third floor, watching movies about the historical role of the post in spying and about the first Danish hackers (English subtitles). Following this, we quickly toured exhibits explaining the development of communication systems. Take the glass elevator up to the fourth floor to see a delightful rooftop sculpture of winged Mercury to the right and, in the distance, the famous Round Tower. The second floor has some really cool sheep sculptures with telephone faces, as well as some oversized games that may be played. We visited without children but noticed a bunch of kids having a great time in the interactive children's room. There is a bathroom hidden in the wall as you enter on the third floor...look for the signage on the floor.

1  Thank musicmom3
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This museum has many things going for it: an excellent rooftop café; a shop selling post office souvenirs and books of all kinds; and a surprisingly interesting floor showing the development of postal services in Denmark. Don't miss the "egg" on a carriage or the semaphore display.

2  Thank NicJBoston
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The museum coves all aspects of the history of the Danish post, from horse-drawn mail carriages to the present day; and telephone systems, from the telegraph to environmental issues surrounding the making and recycling of mobile phones; computer hackers, etc.

One section of one floor is specifically designed for kids (and I was gently re-directed by staff when I accidentally wandered in!), and much of the rest is child-friendly, but there is a lot for adults too.

Not an obvious thing to do if you are a tourist with limited time, but surprisingly interesting, and an ideal way to spend a couple of hours before heading home on my last day in Copenhagen.

2  Thank JdeP
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