The largest museum in Copenhagen, which contains exhibits dedicated to the history of Denmark. It exhibits objects from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, and the New Age. From interesting specimens: the Tronnholm chariot, stones with ancient runic signs, golden horns from Gallehus. The collection is located in the palace of the XVIII century. The museum often triple thematic exhibitions.
Ny Vestergade 10, København K
+45 33 13 44 11
Really enjoyed the trip here. The museum is probably my favourite so far.
There are 4 levels and so much to see and learn from the Stone Age to bronze and after.
Viking raid stuff is…meh, but we really enjoyed the money part of the museum.
.. Read more »You are given a fake credit card and spin the wheel to see how much you start with, then you take part in 3 different types of activities to turn your beginnings into 1 million danish kroner. The stock market and hamster wheel are interesting but the game show was really good. I ended up with the highest score on the day and had my picture taken for a magazine cover that lasts a week!
Super fun, about £14 in cost and will take a couple of hours to soak it all in. Well worth it.
This place is massive. I was there for three hours and could have stayed longer but was starting to get burned out. Some many different exhibits and a ton of content. The money hamster wheel got my heart rate up for a bit. Lots of Denmark content but.. Read more » also a good general content that is more European or human or natural history.
Nice space for toddlers and children to discover Danish history and run around and use up some energy. Lots of drawing paper, books and crayons were available for children.
Very impressed to see the amount of available strollers to use for parents, .. Read more »it’s nice to help out parents like that.
The museum is very close to Tivoli garden so it can be two nice combined activities for the day.
One of the best and most thoughtful and detailed museums I have ever visited! I learned more than expected and this comes from someone who normally doesn’t really stay long in museums ;)
Also very nice with children as there are little interac.. Read more »tive stations! :)
This museum is incredibly complex and housed inside the former Prince's Palace. It is Denmark's largest museum regarding Danish history and there are so many rooms dedicated to not just Danish history from the Stone Age through modern-day, .. Read more »but also dedicated to ethnography, classical and Egyptian artifacts, and toys. They even have a room dedicated to cosplaying and another where one can dress up like a monarch!
The layout of the museum makes it a little difficult to navigate and one doesn't have a straightforward path through it. I was able to peruse through the museum within an hour, but one could understandably spend 2-3 hours inside.
Delightful museum with accessible historic and artistic exhibits for a wide age range. No discount for the disabled without a card, which excludes US visitors, who get no such card. On the other hand, youth are free.
Some seating in each room, but o.. Read more »ne movie was standing only.
One (very slow) elevator. Shop has an okay variety of items related to Viking and popular Danish items.
Recommend for anyone interested in Danish history (Vikings) or European medieval history.
Nice place to visit. It's generally just a large box to store random objects from cultures and history. It has a great exhibition on Money, Vikings, Colonial Era, Early people including artifacts and carved stones. Some antiquities hidden on the.. Read more » top floor and a nice gift shop.
Visited with Copenhagen card and spent one hour here but have spent more time here as the exhibitions are really interesting. Learned about the viking age and also different artefacts from different countries. Has a cafe shop and clean toilets. Great.. Read more » place to learn about danish history and culture.
We primary went to see the Vikings exhibit. The entire exhibit is very well done with lots of really interesting artifacts and information on display. For any Vikings fans I would recommend it. We also got to see some really fascinating Renaissance p.. Read more »ieces. We didn’t have enough time to get through everything but definitely hope to be back again to spend a bit more extra time next time.
One of the really top museums!
There are several different museum exhibits in one place. Danish history is somehow the most interesting to me.
We spent a lot of time in the museum, but it is definitely worth it.
We are very pleasantly surprised by .. Read more »a part related to money. You can try various games to earn a million on your card. Very interesting for both adults and children.
Allow a minimum of 3 to 4 hours for the visit.
Absolutely incredible. Very informative about the vikings, Danish history (1600-2000) and every other title it contained. Therefore really aesthetic and remarkable with its pieces. Workers are polite. Many opportunities available. It takes 3-4 hours .. Read more »to tour the whole museum.
Amazing museum! It's a must if you visit Copenhagen. Full of history, guiding you through time (stone age-modern days) and places (nordic countries and the colonies), correlated with the whole world (with specific traditions). Really well displa.. Read more »yed, easy to walk through, interactive. Kids friendly (they have plenty of space to move). Keep in mind it's a long visit (at least 2.5 hours), children might get tired easily. Lockers available free of charge.
Simply put, the best part of this museum was on the ground floor and three thirds of the first floor. After the Viking section, I felt the museum just filled in the rest of that floor with things just to fill it in. To be honest, I did not have the t.. Read more »ime for the second floor so I can’t speak too much on it.
As for the prehistory floor (ground floor), it was probably the best collection of prehistory of a nation that I’ve ever seen. That floor alone was worth it and I was happy to have seen it. There were excavated graves of prehistory Danes and their bones associated with the graves. Numerous collections of tools, weapons, and old-age currency. Frankly, I loved this section more than any other part of the museum. If you just saw the ground floor only, you’d leave the museum happy.
If you enjoy ethnographic exhibitions this is the museum for you. An incredible collection which includes African, Chinese, Indonesian etc cultural items. There is a Renaissance section, an amazing Viking exhibition with an astounding collection of .. Read more »gold and silver items, religious items and a children's museum etc. Cafe, toilets, loads of places to sit down and English explanations. It was about €15 entry. It could be an all day visit easily. Recommended
I really enjoyed my visit to the museum, many interesting and different sections of different period of Danish history. Very nice experience. Spent five hours there, but managed to see only half of the museum! Will come back!
An excellent museum! Comprehensive history of Denmark and the Viking period. Lots of intriguing exhibits of cultures around the world. Very much enjoyed the video experience of Bjorn, son of Ragnar and his eventual death. Lots of great items at the g.. Read more »ift shop and staff were very friendly. It is very easy to get lost in the sheer wealth of items and exhibits.
I warn you, you will spend there the whole day. The museum is immense with all it's exhibitions, it took me around 3 hours to get through the Viking section which was very informative and the narrative was very enjoyable. I am not even history f.. Read more »un, I am a molecular biologist but the museum kept me there for more than 7 hours.
If you are into history, but especially passionate about viking history, this is the place for you. I had the chance to see an exclusive exhibition about the vikings' life and the general history of Denmark from 1600s until now. It has many othe.. Read more »r different sections and I suggest you get ready to spend at least 3 hours here if you intend to see everything. The price to enter was 110 DKK. Definitely a must see.
Really interesting museum and deceivingly large. We visited a few other museums that were specifically for Vikings, but this one has the best artifacts and info. There are also tons of other exhibits and things to see from all over the world and diff.. Read more »erent time periods, but the Viking/Danish history portions were my favorite.
I went there looking for souvenirs but when I spoke with the greeting I was quite interested in spending time seeing the displays. You can spend a day or less if you pick specific sections to view. Beautiful way to display history. I highly recommend.. Read more » taking time to see this museum. You will not be disappointed!
Simply brilliant museum. Starting from stone age the museum takes you through key stages of the development of danish people's. It was excellent. Easy to follow and very logical. The Viking section was also good with loads of info as well as a h.. Read more »uge longship. The Viking raid was atmospheric but I felt it over long and could have been sharper. Cafe good too
Beautiful and well managed museum. Absolutely one of my all-time favourites. Ended up spending two days with a total of 8 hours (5 hours the first day and 3 hours the second day) just to see everything. Fairly priced and happy to pay twice for such a.. Read more »n amazing experience.
Not too many people and fairly quiet, which is always appreciated. Grab a map and try to follow it so you don't miss out - it's easy to get lost. We could have easily spent two whole days here.
Really the only thing that we could point out is that the air was heavy and hot in most floors so grab a water bottle with you and be prepared to need a break just to catch your breath properly again.
This place is massive! Lovely museum! huge exhibitions and lovely displays with good knowledge in Danish and English. The collection they have here is overwhelming. And it's difficult to squeeze into one day if you are interested in reading disp.. Read more »lays, but can be done. the map they give you at the front desk is a helpful guide when exploring this museum.
A must see when you come to Copenhagen and a pleasant day out.
A little disappointed with the gift shop, wasn't really anything labelled with the museums name for a souvenir but still had a lot of products to offer.
Educational about all aspects of Danish history and culture, including daily life, arts, culture, religion, government, and war. Informative, easy to explore in whatever level of detail you want. Friendly employees, and graphically very cool. Only sm.. Read more »all thing, wish there were more historical maps of Denmark, for those that don't know the names of the different regions of it! Otherwise great
An amazing collection of artifacts from all over the world! The Viking section was the best, including the remains of the world’s longest Viking ship, an extremely well-done video of the Viking quest to reach Rome, and several rune stones (whic.. Read more »h, aside from being huge, are on the Danish passport, so they *must* be important!). The other rooms weren’t quite as impressive, but still very well done. For sure one of the top things to do in Copenhagen.
Tremendous experience really. We were here for over 2 hours, traveling along the history of beautiful Denmark and learning about its legends, people, and early days.
We also went to the third floor to experience the history of the viking peoples, whi.. Read more »ch was nothing but incredible. I wish we could've been here longer, each floor is really vast and the exhibitions are well documented and narrated. You could easily spend the whole day learning about Denmark and time would fly.
Very large museum if you want to thoroughly see all the exhibits you will need 3+ hours. Viking exhibit was pretty good. The other exhibits in the museum had beautiful artifacts from all around the world large and small. Really great collection.
I h.. Read more »ad gone to the Copenhagen museum earlier so I really just focused on seeing their Viking exhibit. In this exhibit it was quite crowded. Lots of things too look at but many were the same type artifact in different cases. Not a clear path through so it’s a lot of milling around the same room.
There was a video that had very good production value. However there was not a lot of room to stand for everyone to see it well/read the subtitles on the bottom.
One of the nest museums I've visited, both in terms of sheer variety of things on display, to the amount of detail and effort that's been put into the exhibits. As others have noted, the Viking exhibit was particularly good, but the details.. Read more » of early Danish history is excellent as well. In addition, there's plenty from other cultures, including Egyptian mummies and Greek pottery and sculptures.
Collection is stunning, but unfortunately there is literlay no information about the pieces displayed. We did not get that chance to catch a tour so hopefully you learn more then.
We would have loved an audio guide, but without anything or anybody gu.. Read more »iding you through the museum I don't think it's worth it.
The panels with the scattered information is limited at best, and not what we were looking for. It gives you dates and everything but we wanted to learn more about the people's perspective and heritage and culture. After going through the viking exhibition I have seen a lot of stuff, but I don't feel that I understand them any better than before.
This very huge museum has tremendous collections on a great variety of subjects! The visit took us 3h30 and we did not stop in each room! The building in itself is very nice, the staff is helpful and the museum is entirely wheelchair accessible. We g.. Read more »ot to rent a very good wheelchair for free and it really made our visit easier. We totally recommend this museum, which worth its price.
The Vikings-Raid was the highlight. That was very interesting. The rest of the museum consists of old and ancient things in showcases :)
The best is that a big part of the museum is free and you only have to pay for a small part.
The National Museum is massive, and for some even an entire day here won’t cover everything. The limited time Viking exhibit is my favorite, and I recommend that you prioritize this. The Prehistory, Renaissance and Stories of Denmark exhibits w.. Read more »ere great as well. I didn’t even make it to Peoples of the Earth and Ethnographical Treasures after spending two half days here. The Cafe on site was great. Their menu was in Danish and they only had 1 main food item to choose from, but it sufficed. This museum is a must-visit when in Copenhagen, but you can skip some exhibits if you’re short on time, as it is a massive museum.
Edson Bittencourt Imperic
A must if you come to Copenhagen. Absolutely gorgeous collection of a bit of everything. I especially like the Greek vases collection, and all the ancient civilizations wings of the museum. Check also the unique exhibition on Greenland. Very inter.. Read more »esting. Read everything it is written. Not only looking at it. It is worth it.
Nice museum. With limited time, we focused on the Viking exhibit. Very good number of artifacts and historical perspectives on the extent of their reach! They went pretty much wherever waterways (oceans and rivers) were available.
We went to visit the viking exhibition. It's one room so I was thinking it's a little bigger. Lots of small findings and a very good movie about the story of Björn at the end. Depending on how much you're interested in reading abo.. Read more »ut every find it takes you a longer or shorter time. Sadly the rest of the museum closes at 5pm and ONLY the viking exhibit stays open till 8pm.
Not to big and not to small, perfect place to spend a few hours. Affordable at 100 dkk pr person and kinds free. Artifacts from both Denmark as well as Rome, Greece and Egypt. Nice little museum shop too with a nice selection of books, souvenirs, toy.. Read more »s, etc.
It's one of the best museum experiences I have ever been given the chance to have! It has an astonishing variety of artifacts for everyone's taste.
Very good, it wasn't crowded at all and the exhibits are really interesting.
Well worth a visit if you're in Copenhagen. I was fascinated by all the Viking history and artifacts.
Room by room explorative of Denmark in different eras. Well organized. Although I wasn't impressed with the articles of display, most of them looked new and unoriginal.
We looked at the ethnographic collection. Undoubtedly, a very important and impressive collection. But there is next to no information about the objects that are shown jammed together in overfilled glass cabinets. As a lay person I think I learned li.. Read more »ttle about the objects, their origin, and the profile who made and used them. Even a small collection of podcasts linked to each cabinet would be a big help
A great place to understand denmark. Be sure to take more time as 3 hours was not enough for me to see everything.
I recommend that if you plan to go to this museum, take at least half a day. The museum is large and each room is very interesting, and thus it is worth to enjoy it properly.
I can meet well organised information about Denmark and other cultures.
The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) in Copenhagen is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike. The museum's main building is located a short distance from Str&.. Read more »oslash;get at the center of Copenhagen. It contains exhibits from around the world, from Greenland to South America. Additionally, the museum sponsors SILA - The Greenland Research Center at the National Museum of Denmark to further archaeological and anthropological research in Greenland.
Golden horns of Gallehus (only copies are on display since the originals were stolen and melted down in 1802)
Egtved Girl coffin
Trundholm Sun Chariot
Tjele helmet fragment
Excerpt from Wikipedia
Kristian Helge Straton-An
No entrance allowed with a pram.
Worth a try if you are interested in Denmark history and its colonies.
Fantastic museum containing several very impressive collections of artifacts. We were lucky to see also the exhibition "Meet the Vickings", which is a wonderful interpretation of a Danish artisit about ghe way the old Vikings looked and dre.. Read more »ssed. We would recommend to budget around 5-6 hours in order to get a good overview of the museum.
Such a wide variety of exhibits when we went the two main exhibitions were Genghis Khan and Japanese Culture, with a few smaller displays throughout. Great because it was included on the Copenhagen card so we utilised this again. Very good experience.. Read more » overall.
Quite old-school museum with a bunch of different things to see. Somewhat interesting but dull to walk around and look at.
I love the Nationalmuseet, so much that I have a yearly pass. Excellent Viking and Danish in general collections, they frequently have very interesting exhibitions. But, but, but... there are sections that are deeply problematic, especially the ethno.. Read more »graphic section. Little to no context, and many artefacts were "acquired" in the 1920s, which raises questions on how exactly were these artefacts acquired, especially when it comes to Greenland and the quite disastrous colonial history of Denmark in the Arctic. Hopefully the time is ripe for a recontextualisation, and perhaps for scraping all those "Eskimo" labels.
I have seen many museums but this is one of the few that was especially engaging - I really enjoyed myself and would love to return one day! It was like going into a time machine and stepping into various homes from different times. Fantastic job! (I.. Read more » went in August 2019, my first time in Copenhagen.)
There were a lot of things to see and because I wanted to read everything comprehensively I didn't finish the tour but it was very interesting and engaging. There was a boredom button in some display rooms, children could press and some animatio.. Read more »n would come up and awesome sounds explaining some of the artifacts. The children's museum was also very engaging with articles they could dress up in and a ship they could row in and take pictures and a lone horses. Would definitely come back to finish my tour.