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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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“pre history” (80 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

This museum is so well organized it was easy for me to follow. It gave such a clear explanation of Denmark history that I was able to follow and make connections with such ease! Love it! Plan to stay at least 4 hours if you...More

Thank MSG50
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum was great. There were so many different types of things to see that it kept us very interested for several hours. A great mix of old and new.

Thank DAN D
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the world's outstanding museums for those interested in European pre-history with many standout items in the collection that you've read about and seen illustrated in books but seeing the actual objects is something else. The museum is very well laid out with a...More

Thank Polyolbion A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large with tons of artifacts. Knowledgeable guide who spoke English well. It was hot in the exhibit rooms.

Thank Melaynie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very happy accident saw us stumble across this museum. By this stage of our European trip we had seen a number of excellent Viking and Egyptian artefacts, but they were eclipsed in Copenhagen. We only had a couple of hours available for this museum...More

Thank nzcowlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to pass an hour and didn't want to leave! Really incredible collection of Danish history. Well presented. Only managed to see bottom floor.

Thank Sarahbc123
Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and I like different things in a museum, I like art, he likes history. This combined both and gave us suprises. We both felt we had learnt about Danish history in an easy couple of hours. Dont miss the folk art of the...More

Thank familyworktraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This extensive museum chronicles the history of Denmark and more. Unique artefacts that can only be seen here. Definitely worth an afternoon of your time in Copenhagen.

Thank Daga2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum as it should be, full of interesting items showing Danish history through the ages. We went as a family and my two girls loved it as much as I did. It was packed full exhibits along with videos and stuff for the kids to...More

Thank Pauliood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well laid out, fascinating pre-history with remarkably preserved Stone Age and Iron Age tools, weapons, ceremonial etc. We spent 1hr in pre-history section with a good English speaking tour (free from Museum). Two other floors of history from 1500s we didn’t get to see.

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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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Mary H
6 September 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
1A has a stop at the museum.
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15 July 2017|
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Response from G D | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 3 hours but in the end the time I had for their exhibition on recent Danish history was much too short which was a pity. So for me 3-4 hours would have been just right.
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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