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The Royal Danish Naval Museum - CLOSED

Overgaden Oven Vandet 58, Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 33 11 60 37
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Excellent Royal Naval Museum of Denmark

This Royal Danish Naval Museum is located next to the Christianshavn Canal and also near to... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Oleg Y
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Belgrade, Serbia
Go there before it closes!

Beautiful wooden ship-miniatures. Models of Chirstianshavn over the years. Highlight is the walk-in... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
Mettolina
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Experience Denmark's unique naval history museum with its fleet of model ships and other fascinating exhibits charting the history of Danish naval artillery, dramatic battles at sea with exploding cannons and Copenhagen as an important naval city. You can see armed sailing ships with proud figureheads, that conjure up thoughts of dramatic sea battles between daring pirates and heroic admirals. Also don't miss the Spaekhuggeren ('The Killer Whale') submarine, in which you can really get an idea of the claustrophobia experienced by the 33 men on board, sailing for months without a glimpse of dry land. The Royal Danish Naval Museum's popular Children's Museum is on the ground floor. One side of this is taken up by a ship's side from a large Danish naval vessel, built using original drawings from the 1700s. Opposite this, is a harbour with a row of sheds, where you can learn about the life of seamen in the age of large sailing ships. You can see what sailors ate when they were at sea, what their clothes looked like, the kinds of punishments that were dealt out on board and much more. Admission to all the exhibitions at the Royal Danish Naval Museum is free, although there is a charge for the guided tours .
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Overgaden Oven Vandet 58, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christianshavn
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+45 33 11 60 37
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This Royal Danish Naval Museum is located next to the Christianshavn Canal and also near to Christiania. Here, we've seen almost all connected to the rich naval history of Denmark since the 1500s. There are the figureheads, old sailing ships, the models and modern missile...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Beautiful wooden ship-miniatures. Models of Chirstianshavn over the years. Highlight is the walk-in submarine.

1  Thank Mettolina
Reviewed 29 November 2015

If model ship building and miniature landscape scenes are your thing, this is the place. They are simply amazing! For me, they stole the show. The museum itself does a great job of describing the conflicts between Denmark and its neighbours. Two of the other...More

1  Thank Cliff B
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This would not have been something I chose to visit but we were passing, it was free, and we needed to get out of the weather for a bit. It was pleasant and informative enough for us to spend an hour there. If model ships...More

1  Thank Maloptera
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to find it to be Somewhat larger than the other reviews suggest. Does a great job of explaining the city's and Marion's nautical history in relationship to its Nordic neighbors with respect to naval warfare . All the more enjoyable because it is...More

1  Thank bethesdamark22
Reviewed 17 November 2015

If you like everything naval then this is the place that you need to visit, Military and non Military. A good hour or so in here and you'll be in heaven.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I'm a sailor so I really enjoyed this museum. It was a short walk form the city center, and provided a perfect activity for a dreary day. The naval battle displays are ornate and beautifaully crafted scenes. The ship models are fascinating. The second floor...More

Thank Carib-dbm
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Great museum for the history interested full of really detailed models and even the inside of a submarine. I definitely recommend

Thank cristim514
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We were staying near here and walked past it nearly every day. On the last day with time to kill before our flight home we went inside - it's very interesting and gives you a good overview of the area. The model ships are wonderfully...More

Thank Lynneall
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We literally stumbled into this museum when we stopped along a canal to eat breakfast on a bench, and were extremely pleased we did. There was so much there in such a small space- naval battle models of varying sizes in tremendous detail (cotton for...More

Thank Steve S
Nearby
Christianshavn
Just across one of the many bridges from Indre By,
you’ll find Christianshavn. An eclectic area with old
brick lanes, houses dating back to the 16th century,
and canals which are home to many boats and ships,
some of which has been turned into restaurants or even
serve as fully furnished homes. The best known
attraction in Chistianshavn is Christiania, a “free
town” of residents who squat on a former military
...More
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