National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

4.4
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Travel through 14,000 years of history at National Museum of Denmark, which narrates the stories of the many different cultures that once thrived in this and other parts of the world. The museum's eclectic collection includes everything from Viking coins and Bronze Age coffins to Egyptian mummies and African masks. Offering a kind of crash course in Danish culture, the museum stores a vast collection of prehistoric archeological treasures unearthed from Denmark's soil over the last few centuries. The easiest way to see the most representative exhibits quickly is by guided tour. Stop by the information desk at the entrance to sign up for one, or visit the website for downloadable guides and leaflets. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Denmark and many more Copenhagen attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Copenhagen attractions planner.
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  • Good place to visit and you could spend a very productive wet day here. There are a wide range of exhibits and it takes ages to get round the place.  more »
  • I have read a lot about the history of the Nordics during the stone- and bronze age and knew that there were a lot of objects in the museum with a lot of history in them. There were more than I...  more »
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  • The highlight of this museum is definitely the Viking exhibit. I would highly recommend the guided tour "Meet the Vikings" that runs everyday for a small additional fee. My guide was studying viking history at university and she was so knowledgeable and explained everything in much greater detail. Nothing else in the museum really caught my interest and I found myself having to re-read the informational plaques a few times because my mind kept wandering. However, the viking exhibit is well worth the entrance fee and I would spend my entire time there.
  • Definitely a must to understand the history of Baltic and the Vikings. This museum had a great and detailed collection & English writings on not just the opulent Royal Danes but also all the every day basic daily peasant household items, apparels, etc. Which helps us understands the everyone people too (too much European museum just showcase the royalty & not the everyone people - which populates the country). Interesting and very well preserved.
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