The National Museum of Denmark

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The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Danish history is brought to life at The National Museum of Denmark Meet the Danes of today and of the past. Go for a guided walk with a local insider who will elaborate on Danish welfare, the country’s free spirit and what “hygge” really means. And finally, hear from the Danes in the 9th Century; the Vikings who were feared and renowned all over Europe. See the remains of the people who lost their lives in the tribal wars of The Stone Age. The woman who survived a blow to the head with a stone axe and later covered her mutilated head with a hat. See the treasures that the Vikings brought with them from their travels to England and The Mediterranean. Or experience the axe that in 1772 severed the head of one of the main characters of Danish history’s most dramatic love affair. On your way out, grab a Danish souvenir from the museum’s gift shop - and if you get hungry, you can always eat typically Nordic dishes at the appraised restaurant Smor.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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 neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 9 min walk
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Richard B
4 contributions
A great adventure
Oct 2021 • Business
I enjoyed the place, it is well displayed on the various rooms and it is close from your eyes. Objects are impressive. Costumes from various area are great. The vikings experience is nice also.
Written 18 October 2021
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Jennifer K
Dundalk, Ireland61 contributions
Interesting museum.
Oct 2021 • Couples
The most exciting part about the museum is the viking exhibition. If you are in anywhere interested in hearing or learning more about the Vikings then you will have an amazing experience at this museum.

Other than that there are some very interesting pieces at this museum. It isnt like any other typical museum I've visited.

There are things on display from all over the world not just from denmark.

Good experience, would recommend.
Written 7 October 2021
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Road738666
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
I love a museum
Oct 2021 • Couples
I love museums, this was one of the best I’ve ever seen. I especially love Viking history so this was right up my alley. Aside from that, there’s plenty of other artefacts from all over the world and various time periods. The Viking exhibition is particularly immersive and there’s a small video tour on which you join a young Viking as he journeys across the world on raids.

Highly recommend any history buffs to see this.
Written 7 October 2021
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John Jensen
Aarhus, Denmark107 contributions
Old school
Jul 2021
The exhibition on the Viings was interesting - the rest of the museum is very old school - Copenhagen/Denmark can do better - look at Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus which is top of the list.
Written 26 July 2021
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parissmiles
Irving, TX138 contributions
where are the pieces of art???
Jul 2021
Everyone's view of history and art are different, and other than the creative film about the Vikings, this was not particularly appealing to me. I prefer the art of the Musee D'Orsay in Paris for example. This film, and walking about the city of Copenhagen and recognizing the stature of the people, makes me consider (after having been in other Scandinavian countries) that in all likelihood the Vikings originated in Denmark.
Written 13 July 2021
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Danail D
Sofia, Bulgaria244 contributions
An interesting modern museum
Jun 2021
The modernly arranged exposition helps you to arrange a bit the chunks in your mind for the Danes and their history. It definitely worth a visit.
Even our children (9 and 4) were not bored. It was a pity that the special children section was closed due to pandemic restrictions.
Written 9 July 2021
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conan j
Germany18 contributions
amazing museum
May 2021
Its one of the most detailed Museum I've ever been. You get a well rounded idea of life from even before bronze age till now . Of course priorities Danish history as a whole but you can also find artifacts from other places of the world such as the Mediterranean .A must if you travel for knowledge of history
Written 2 July 2021
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Morten P
Copenhagen, Denmark346 contributions
A wonderful place
Aug 2020
I have said it before, but I simply love this place, and come there several times a year.
The guided tour "The First Danes" was perfect and we had a fun and knowledgeable guide.
Again, and I will say it again, I can't say anything bad about this place, keep up the good job everyone.
(Rane, you made a change for the good, thanks)
Written 6 January 2021
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MrsSoilwork
Sandbach, UK42 contributions
Absolutely brilliant
Oct 2020 • Solo
I went here on my own today and it was absolutely brilliant!!!
I'm not really interested in royal stuff, religious stuff or Greeks and Romans but they were interesting.
The prehistory section and Viking exhibition was outstanding!!! I spent over 2 hours going around and I was fascinated. I've never seen so much Viking stuff before and such a big collection of stone age artefacts.

Well worth a visit and a very reasonable ticket price.
The shop at the museum has loads of lovely things as does the cafe. Come here, you won't regret it!
Written 28 October 2020
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ianwebb75
London, UK900 contributions
Spend the day
Aug 2020 • Couples
There are so many things to see and read here you could spend all day getting lost in history. Fantastic museum, not overpriced and friendly staff who are happy to help with your needs.
Written 30 August 2020
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