National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

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History Museum · Landmark
Travel through 14,000 years of history at National Museum of Denmark, which narrates the stories of the many different cultures that once thrived in this and other parts of the world. The museum's eclectic collection includes everything from Viking coins and Bronze Age coffins to Egyptian mummies and African masks. Offering a kind of crash course in Danish culture, the museum stores a vast collection of prehistoric archeological treasures unearthed from Denmark's soil over the last few centuries. The easiest way to see the most representative exhibits quickly is by guided tour. Stop by the information desk at the entrance to sign up for one, or visit the website for downloadable guides and leaflets. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum of Denmark and other Copenhagen attractions using our handy Copenhagen attractions planner.
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  • Everyone's view of history and art are different, and other than the creative film about the Vikings, this was not particularly appealing to me. I prefer the art of the Musee D'Orsay in Paris for...  more »
  • The modernly arranged exposition helps you to arrange a bit the chunks in your mind for the Danes and their history. It definitely worth a visit. Even our children (9 and 4) were not bored. It was a....  more »
  • Its one of the most detailed Museum I've ever been. You get a well rounded idea of life from even before bronze age till now . Of course priorities Danish history as a whole but you can also find...  more »
  • Truly a multi day attraction. Huge building with expansive worldwide collection of items from countries and cultures absolutely all over the world. I was impressed by the comprehensive array of things deeply Danish to truly diverse ranging really everywhere including Navajo Native American rugs, stools and head dress from ancient African tribes, and Japanese warrior outfits. I arrived in time for a free tour in English that covered early Scandinavian settlement. Definitely loads of information to take in!
  • Weird experience, but certainly not a bad one. The museum is really big, with lots of interesting stuff, but it also seem to be created in not much care. Most of the path that you can follow are in fact disconnected with each other, jumping from an Era to another randomly and sometimes without a connection. All things consider tho the museum has a lot to offer thinking also that it is one of the only one in the whole city about Danish History.
  • There were a lot of things to see and because I wanted to read everything comprehensively I didn't finish the tour but it was very interesting and engaging. There was a boredom button in some display rooms, children could press and some animation would come up and awesome sounds explaining some of the artifacts. The children's museum was also very engaging with articles they could dress up in and a ship they could row in and take pictures and a lone horses. Would definitely come back to finish my tour.
  • The many types of art - across several epochs - (and many examples within each type) made for an overwhelming experience. It is definitely a place that one would need multiple visits to do justice to. For example, in the section on Danish Catholic past, I saw quite a number of ornate triptychs - many more (and of such splendid forms) than I had ever seen.
  • Very extensive museum with 4 floors of exhibitions and so much to see. Most displays have been translated into English as well. We made the mistake of trying to read everything at the start and ran out of time very quickly, even though we were there from 10:00-17:00 (the entire opening hours) We also thought there would be more information about Vikings, but there was only 3 smaller rooms dedicated to Vikings. There are some digital displays, audio and some sensory. Also some buttons more Sporadically for kids to push with some animations.

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