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The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum

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Address: Tojhusgade 3, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 13 44 11
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The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum houses permanent exhibitions about war,...

The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum houses permanent exhibitions about war, defence and weapon technology, and presents Danish military history from the 1500s until today. Experience the exhibition "Denmark's Wars" in the museum's large Rustkammersal and "A Distant War - a Danish Soldier in Afghanistan", an exhibition in which you can feel the atmosphere of a Danish combat group in Afghanistan.

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Great for military history buffs, not much basic information

I'm a bit of a history nerd, so I really enjoyed this place. I would caution that there's not much in the way of introduction or explanation, so if you don't really know much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a bit of a history nerd, so I really enjoyed this place. I would caution that there's not much in the way of introduction or explanation, so if you don't really know much about military technology this might not be the best place to start. They have dozens of artillery pieces, from early siege artillery through to WWII-era. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Son insisted - and my eternal thanks to him for doing so. Fantastic collection of not just artillery but all thinks military. Make sure you set enough time for this gem of a museum which I will return to one day. Staff first class.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we had a museum that could come close to this in the Uk. Full of everything I enjoy and love. Seeing the arsenal of cannons rows of cannons it was amazing. If you enjoy military history and heritage it's a great place to go. There is a great exhibition here on Afghanistan

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Thank alexhardisty101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Every part of this museum has been well thought through. There are 4 parts to it as it currently stands: 1) A permanent exhibition on Danish military history, going in chronological order through all of this small country's wars. 2) A temporary exhibition on the Danish navy 3) A temporary exhibition on the Danish presence in Afghanistan 4) A downstairs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Admission is no longer free, but well worth the price. Most of the upstairs is open and all should be by the time you read this. It is currently open from noon to 4pm which is barely enough time to do it justice. As others have said there is the most amazing collection of cannons of all descriptions from renaissance... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great museum with a real sense of history given setting. The downstairs of the museum is an array of cannons from history, the ground floor display must be 200m in length. Upstairs is a huge, new arms and armour exhibit along with a Maritime exhibit that was still under construction. The Arsenal buildings original dock yard you will see on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Hidden off the side of Christianborg, is the war museum. It has 2 levels and has an amazing story to tell on all the wars that the country has been through. A lot! I like the experiential exhibit the built to show case what their soldiers go through in Afganistan. And the honest stories from the local people as well... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This review is only valid until June 2016 - after that they open their new first floor, which was closed for refurbishment when we visited, so it'll be a different experience. The museum is in a single wonderful, long room almost like a cellar, hugely long, stretching away into the distance. All along the right hand side is a huge... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for cannon this is the place to be. While we were there they were refurbishing most of the exhibitions, so our experience was somewhat limited. If you're interested in this sort of thing, I'm sure you'd love it. There was very little information available about what the different things were, so already having an appropriate body of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I don't think I've ever seen this many, and this variety of historical cannons, mortars, etc... All lined up. From tactical to practical, what the hell to elaborate, plain to fancy, static defense to mobile units, horse drawn to towed, land and sea. Upstairs, the progression of weapons and armor over the many years and including some other cultures (I... More 

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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.
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