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Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

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The Museum of Copenhagen, founded in 1891, is the official museum of Copenhagen, Denmark, documenting the city's history from the 12th century to the present.The museum is located in a mansion close to the Central Station at Vesterbrogade and overlooks Skydebanehaven. From 1787, the mansion housed the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society; The former shooting range now serves as a small public park.Outside the museum's entrance is a large-scale model of medieval Copenhagen. Part of the adjacent street, Absalongade, serves as a museum street, featuring historic street furniture.HistoryStarting in 1925, the museum had a permanent exhibition in the attic of Copenhagen City Hall. As the collections grew, the attic became too small and in 1956 the museum moved to the former building of the Royal Shooting Society. The former shooting range became a public park, still known as Skydebanehaven. In 1984, the museum took over the former Maria Kruuse School in the adjacent Absalongade. It is now used for administration as well as the museum's archives. Part of the street was turned into a museum street featuring historic street furniture.BuildingThe mansion in which the museum is located today is the former premises of the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society. Originally it trained citizens as part of the defense of the city. By the 18th century, the nature of its activities had become purely ceremonial and social. The society was based in the street Kompagnistræde, which was named after it, where No. 16 lies today, but since its activities were poorly compatible with a location inside the fortified city, it was granted royal permission to conduct the shooting training at a site outside Vesterport in the 1750s. In 1782, the society acquired a 3.5 hectare piece of land, stretching from present day Vesterbrogade to the beach. The foundation stone was laid for the current building the same year, but due to shortage of funds construction came to a standstill several times and the mansion was not completed until 1787.
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  • Lovely place with lots of history Copenhagen is such beautiful city one of my favourite cities in Europe With amazing Scandinavian atmosphere Museum is great and must seem Place in Copenhagen  more »
  • This museum is full of story of Copenhagen since the time of city gates and walls. Some interesting stories include the things they found underground while digging for the metro-line, which tell you a...  more »
  • Museum of Copenhagen for a long time was housed in a 18th century mansion within a five minute walk from the Tycho Brahe Planetarium. In the year 2016 was closed in connection with moving to another building. Opening is scheduled for the year 2017. In the meantime, the new Karlsbergskoj gliptotekoj set 12-meter interactive screen, where are the pictures on the history of the city.
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  • Very nice museum with lots of things to see: at the front there is a nice scaled reproduction of the old Copenhagen. The museum is free on fridays and also free for
  • Unfortunately, we found this museum closed until 2018 and could not visit.
  • The entrance is for free. It is a medium-size museum. It covers the history of Denmark since the prehistory. It is especially remarkable the area dedicated to the 20th.
  • The museum is really interesting when it displays the temporary or thematic exhibitions. I have been twice to the museum and I must say that the permanent displays pale out in comparison with the temporary ones. My advice is to look up their website and see if you find anything interesting for you. The museum is located in Vesterbo, which is a nice neighbourhood to visit.
  • There was a very impressive exhibition about the citizens of Copenhagen.