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The National Museum of Denmark

Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
+45 33 13 44 11
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The National Museum of Denmark is the largest culture-historical museum in Denmark. The museum is a dynamic cultural institution offering a great variety of exhibitions and activities. Our artefacts come from all over the world and from different time periods. We can take you on a journey, traveling thousands of years through time and experience everything from the Danish national treasure the Golden Horns and the 3000 year old Egtved Girl to African masks and Egyptian mummies. In the Children's Museum, you can see and try things that show how people ate, worked, played and dressed hundreds of years ago in different environments.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“danish history” (310 reviews)
“stone age” (96 reviews)
“iron age” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Prinsens Palais, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 13 44 11
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife & I found this museum to be excellent. We especially liked the Danish pre-historic and the Middle Ages sections; they were fascinating. The exhibits were chronological and well illustrated and explained. This was one of the better and more informative National Museums we...More

Thank tjpage
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mostly traditional but in certain areas the renewed setup takes you time travelling through the stone- and bronze ages of ancient Denmark, from way before anybody ever thought of a Denmark. Meet the mumified girl who was laid to rest in a moor, the animals...More

Thank Michel_Honore
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parts are renovated but mostly and older museum and set up as such . Lots of exhibits but a bit crammed together. Good place to learn about Danish history.

Thank welshpembrokecorgi
Reviewed 5 days ago

You must visit the National Museum There are free guided tours (We had Copenhagen Cards, you have to pay to get in if you don't) and the guides are really nice. It is nice to listen to the stories from the past, learn, ask about...More

Thank ayseumutvarol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for the day with my wife. We both loved it, the exhibits are amazing with a wealth of knowledge and diversity. Our favorites were the Viking age exhibit and the People of the Globe. Give yourself plenty of time as there is alot...More

Thank DainMcParland
Reviewed 1 week ago

One more very good edifice, we managed to see, being in Copenhagen. That was the National Museum of Denmark, settled in the Prince's Palace, not so far from the Copenhagen City Hall and Tivoli Gardens. Here we saw a number of exhibitions from the Stone...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the typical national museum. It has a lot of exhibits from around the world, with a focus on Danish history. It was worth going to for a few hours, but there isn't really anything that makes this a must-visit if you've been to...More

1  Thank nrejebym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see here. Laid out more or less chronologically. Particularly liked the stone age to iron age artefacts and bog bodies. Also have interesting Egyptian relics on very top floor and 60's/70's section. Not expensive and I believe is free one day a week....More

1  Thank mexikoi2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some really cool stuff to see here. shows the history of the country and is well laid out so easy to walk around. they provide you with a map which shows you the room numbers on points of interest on each floor. if you follow...More

1  Thank Nikul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very much like this museum. Displays are excellent, plenty of room, good lighting, outstanding collection. We are going back again to see more.

1  Thank Herb B
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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are DSLR cameras allowed inside?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Nationalmuseet | Property representative |
At the National Museum of Denmark, DSLR cameras are allowed without mono- and tripods. Be aware that flash is permitted as long as it doesn't bother the other museum guests. Kind regards
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Are the lockers at the museum large enough to cope with flight size bags/suitcases?
1 February 2017|
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Response from Nationalmuseet | Property representative |
The National museum has regular/large sized lockers, but if you bring a suitcase that is too big, it is possible to have it locked in our luggage room. Kind regards
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Can we bring a lunch in?
15 December 2016|
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Response from Nationalmuseet | Property representative |
As Dimitris have stated below we have a designated lunch area where you can eat your own food. During summer, it is also possible to eat outside, either in our gardens or outside the front door where there are benches and... More
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