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The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum

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Address: Tojhusgade 3, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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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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If you are mobility challenged, you are limited to the ground floor

We spent a while on the ground floor which to me was simply cannon after cannon after cannon interspersed with some other large shooting weapons. I found some benches from which... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a while on the ground floor which to me was simply cannon after cannon after cannon interspersed with some other large shooting weapons. I found some benches from which to view the incredible number of cannons while my husband viewed them in detail. When it was time to go upstairs, we found only a tight spiral staircase and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum pretty much next to the Black Diamond library in Copenhagen. Loads of old military warfare to look at and also the exhibition recreating a Danish military camp in Afghanistan with the actual remains of a land rover which hit a mine. A really fascinating visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had a visit of about 1.5 hours here. This was enough to browse all the items on display. There is basically a lot of cannons, and on the first floor soldiers equipment from ancient history up till now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

So we went here in December 2016, using our Copenhagen Card, expecting it to be ok and worth the time. We've been to many military museums over the years, but the newly refurbished 1st floor of the Copenhagen arsenal is one of the best we have been to ever, anywhere. It is laid out beautifully, hugely intersting, easy to understand,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 16 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 17 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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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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