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National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

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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. Admission is free. To visit National Museum of Denmark and other attractions in Copenhagen, use our Copenhagen vacation generator.
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  • All around the world, the history of every continent is well covered, however I was looking forward to learning about Denmark or Copenhagen (as the museums name suggested) but no such luck. Great if y...  more »
  • Wondered into the museum as we were walking by, it's ok, nothing outstanding. Mainly popped by to help warm up out of the cold and wind. Had lots of history on North America, with lots to look at. Not...  more »
  • This was the first place that my wife and I went to on our first full day in Copenhagen as we figured that the country's national museum would be an ideal starting point for a country that we didn't k...  more »
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  • Great Danish pre historic exhibition with good English explanations. Great layout of the items, a lot to see. It's like Denmark put absolutely everything they found on their land on display here. It'll take a few good hours to see everything. Upstairs the ethnographic exhibition (people's of the world) has some interesting displays, most notable about the Inuit, but is marred by less detailed descriptions, sometimes whole rooms being simply described as belonging to one continent. This leaves the visitor with a bitter feeling, as though having contributed directly to the raiding of communities and cultures and then forgetting where the raiding occurred exactly. It makes ignorant people more ignorant. Staff is very friendly, and the museum shop is big. Also the lockers are free! There is however no student discount. If you go during a weekday afternoon, it will not be busy and you might find yourself in a nearly empty museum, save for some visitors taking pictures of everything. Overall, great experience.
  • Really nice museum. Just be aware that it's not free admission any more. Now 75dkk. Don't let that deter you though it's still a deal and I'll gladly give money to support our history and heritage.
  • One of the best museums in Europe. You could easily spend an entire day here. Good descriptions of the exhibits in multiple languages.
  • The biggest historical museum of Danmark. There are a lot of things. The idea of free entrance is quite impressive - such a friendly and open place! And there is a lot of things to see. Just visit it!
  • 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.