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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  • The two hours we mooched around the museum were much needed not just to get out of the rain but to see some amazing Viking finds and eat the best apple cake in Denmark! Well with a visit  more »
  • It is always worth visiting the National Museum. The Viking section seems to be a permanent one, and highly recommended. But currently there is a special exhibition called symply Germany. The...  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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