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National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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. Admission is free. To visit National Museum of Denmark and other attractions in Copenhagen, use our Copenhagen vacation generator.
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  • Amazing architecture, there is a fantastic link between the old and the new building and the atmosphere is mesmerising. Apart from the great exhibits which demonstrate a rich collection of Danish hist...  read more »
  • Visited here my last morning in Copenhagen. Had the whole morning in the collection which concentrated greatly on pre history in Denmark. Viking Age collection is small in comparison with other countr...  read more »
  • What an amazing collection of Danish design influences of art, design, furniture, clothing, and transportation. Beautifully done. Hated to leave. 
  • The good: the museum is very informative and has a lot of interesting display pieces. It's also completely free with lockers to keep your bags. The bad: though informative, it was lacking in atmosphere and the route layout was not completely clear all the time. I went on a really hot summer day and being inside became too much to bear in the end due to the heat.
  • We chose to visit the museum on our last day before we caught the train to the airport as it's free and has free lockers of all sizes to store your luggage while you explore. There are plenty of rooms to see with all sorts of exhibitions but I found it lacking in atmosphere. It was very informative though and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had some lunch in the restaurant but were lucky to get food as they were starting to run out despite it not appearing to be at all busy. Worth noting that they had nothing for vegetarians.
  • Amazing place to learn about the Danish history, and it's completely free! The ancient history part is the best area, and their special exhibits (I believe they change once a month or bimonthly). The renesaince area is a bit messy compared to the rest, but still enjoyable. A must see museum in Copenhagen.
  • It's a great museum with many different exhibitions (although they are not changed that often), their focus is however on Danish culture and history which is the largest one in the world. There is no entrance fee, there is free to use storage lockers and wifi.
  • Was pleasantly surprised by this museum. Free entry and free locker storage for bags and coats which Was great for travelling on a budget. Wide variety of exhibits ranging from ancient history to a very cool modern exhibition on manga and cosplay culture - something for everyone! Photography was allowed too. Staff were really helpful and interesting.
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