National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

4.4
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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Denmark and many more Copenhagen attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Copenhagen attractions planner .
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  • A lot had happened in the museum since I last visited (20 years ago), and there is nothing not worth to seeing again, so it will not be that long before our next visit. The displays are stunning and e...  more »
  • The range and quality of the artefacts and displays at this museum is mind-blowing!! Take at least a day if you can. There is a cafe and restaurant on site. The atmosphere is lovely.  more »
  • Especially when it was raining. We spent hours here looking at the different exhibitions. So impressed that you can leave your coat, brolly etc in the foyer and no one touches anything. The only thing...  more »
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  • The highlight of this museum is definitely the Viking exhibit. I would highly recommend the guided tour "Meet the Vikings" that runs everyday for a small additional fee. My guide was studying viking history at university and she was so knowledgeable and explained everything in much greater detail. Nothing else in the museum really caught my interest and I found myself having to re-read the informational plaques a few times because my mind kept wandering. However, the viking exhibit is well worth the entrance fee and I would spend my entire time there.
  • Interesting objects telling the story of the land. Outstanding large ethnography collections from other countries. Impressing exhibition of toys. Beautiful precious things and interiors from old times. And it's really big, you can go through at one time, but better to have several visits. There're new technologies used in some exhibitions, so it's more exciting to see them. I was there mostly because of the Vikings age. There's not so much, as I thought, but I saw so many interesting and beautiful things from other times and cultures, that I wasn't disappointed at all. It's a really good place for curious people.
  • After reading other reviews, I realized that this museum used to be free! Well, now there IS AN ADMISSION CHARGE of about $15. This is a really nice museum, with a lot to keep you busy for several hours. PROS: 1) Photography is allowed, unlike many other large museums I have been to 2) Lockers are Free 3) There is a special 'Children's Museum ' 4) The exhibits are amazing- and all different 5) Not a lot of museum employees 'lurking about' - giving customers more freedom to feel comfortable taking photos CONS 1) Layout can be a bit confusing 2) The map provided isn't detailed enough - it could use a revamp 3) I didn't see anyone with an Audio Guide- so I don't believe it's offered 4) The day we went, it was very hot and humid inside the museum Overall, I highly recommend! I wish it was free like The British Museum and other world class museums though.
  • Incredible museum with amazing pieces from Greek, Roman, Etruscan origins including pottery, weapons, marble statues and everything in between. Mongol exhibit was additionally creative, interesting and very fun. Special bonus is students under 18 get in free. Could spend well over 5 hours in here easily. Overall one of the best museums I have ever been to and a must see in Copenhagen.
  • 5 stars for artifacts, there are many. 1 star for organization and maps. 3 stars for information. I was very interested in seeing the information about Vikings, but ended up writing things down to look up what they were used for. They explain what things are and where they are found but much about them. If you want to see artifacts but not learn much, this is a good place. The renaissance area was great! A good amount of information and good artifacts. This was the saving grace of the museum. If you go in the back on accident, no one tells our or tells you to put you bags in lockers at the front. Make sure to go in through the front.
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