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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. 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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  • This is an amazing museum. We spent over 2 hours snd only managed 1 of the 4 floors There is so much to see and a huge variety of exhibitions. All beautiful curated with some interactive exhibits... 
    This is an amazing museum. We spent over 2 hours snd only managed 1 of the 4 floors There is so much to see and a huge variety of exhibitions. All beautiful curated with some interactive exhibits...  more »
  • The “Adult” section is just the usual museum. But the child section is wonderful. They can run, interact, play…whatever they want…while learning about danish history. 
    The “Adult” section is just the usual museum. But the child section is wonderful. They can run, interact, play…whatever they want…while learning about danish history.  more »
  • This museum has so many wonderful exhibits and so much information on the history of Denmark! The museum has displays on historic battle weapons, clothing, ships including Vikings, and the daily... 
    This museum has so many wonderful exhibits and so much information on the history of Denmark! The museum has displays on historic battle weapons, clothing, ships including Vikings, and the daily...  more »
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  • If you enjoy ethnographic exhibitions this is the museum for you. An incredible collection which includes African, Chinese, Indonesian etc cultural items. There is a Renaissance section, an amazing Viking exhibition with an astounding collection of gold and silver items, religious items and a children's museum etc. Cafe, toilets, loads of places to sit down and English explanations. It was about €15 entry. It could be an all day visit easily. Recommended
  • An excellent museum! Comprehensive history of Denmark and the Viking period. Lots of intriguing exhibits of cultures around the world. Very much enjoyed the video experience of Bjorn, son of Ragnar and his eventual death. Lots of great items at the gift shop and staff were very friendly. It is very easy to get lost in the sheer wealth of items and exhibits.
  • Educational about all aspects of Danish history and culture, including daily life, arts, culture, religion, government, and war. Informative, easy to explore in whatever level of detail you want. Friendly employees, and graphically very cool. Only small thing, wish there were more historical maps of Denmark, for those that don't know the names of the different regions of it! Otherwise great
  • Simply brilliant museum. Starting from stone age the museum takes you through key stages of the development of danish people's. It was excellent. Easy to follow and very logical. The Viking section was also good with loads of info as well as a huge longship. The Viking raid was atmospheric but I felt it over long and could have been sharper. Cafe good too
  • Beautiful and well managed museum. Absolutely one of my all-time favourites. Ended up spending two days with a total of 8 hours (5 hours the first day and 3 hours the second day) just to see everything. Fairly priced and happy to pay twice for such an amazing experience. Not too many people and fairly quiet, which is always appreciated. Grab a map and try to follow it so you don't miss out - it's easy to get lost. We could have easily spent two whole days here. Really the only thing that we could point out is that the air was heavy and hot in most floors so grab a water bottle with you and be prepared to need a break just to catch your breath properly again.

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