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National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) Tours

National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) is the country's largest cultural and historical museum. Exhibits encompass 14,000 years of Danish history and include a prehistoric Sun Chariot,  Egyptian mummies, and an original hash stall derived from Copenhagen’s infamous commune, Christiania.

The Basics
Other notable artefacts include copies of the Golden Horns of Gallehus, the Gundestrup cauldron, and the Egtved Girl coffin. Panoramic tours of Copenhagen—which prove ideal for travelers on a time budget—typically visit the museum alongside Amalienborg Palace and sometime include a cruise on the harbor. It’s also a stop on hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tours, which allow you to explore at your own pace, and admission is included with a Copenhagen Card.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Museum is a must-visit for those interested in Danish history.
  • There is an entrance fee for adults. Children under 18 enter free of charge.
  • The museum has an on-site restaurant, serving Danish cuisine, and a gift shop.
  • Free English-language tours are included in the ticket price.
  • The museum is full accessible for strollers and wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The National Museum is located in Prinsens Palais, an 18th-century palace on Frederiksholms Kanal in the heart of Copenhagen. From Copenhagen Central train station, it’s around a 15-minute walk. The closest public bus stop is Stormbroen, serviced by bus lines 1A, 2A, and 9A.

When to Get There
The museum is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays and on December 24 and 25, and January 1. Give yourself plenty of time to visit; you could easily spend an half a day exploring the galleries.

The Children’s Museum

Part of the National Museum, the Children’s Museum is an indoor playground where kids of all ages have fun discovering the past via an array of family activities. Families with children can board a Viking ship, make a snack in the medieval kitchen, or prepare a castle for an enemy attack.
Address: Prince's Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, Copenhagen 1471, Denmark
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)

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Copenhagen Card

Copenhagen Card

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Get the best from Denmark’s charm-laden capital for less with the great-value Copenhagen Card. Choose a 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, or 120-hour card, and use it like your very own Copenhagen pass: enjoying a plethora of savings and benefits that help you make the very most of this beautiful city. Gain free entry to top Copenhagen attractions, including the legendary Tivoli Gardens and awesome Den Blå Planet aquarium; get valuable discounts on select tours, museum tickets and more; and enjoy free, unlimited use of the city’s public transport networks.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Private Copenhagen City Tour by Car

Private Copenhagen City Tour by Car

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Some group tours can feel impersonal and inflexible. Enjoy a more personal experience, and the flexibility to adapt the itinerary to your interests, on this private guided tour of Copenhagen. Traveling by private car, your guide will take you to see the city's top sites, including the Little Mermaid and Tivoli.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$341.86
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Monstour: Discover Danish folk legends on an audio walking tour

Monstour: Discover Danish folk legends on an audio walking tour

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The legendary creatures of Danish folklore are more than just the Little Mermaid immortalised by H. C. Andersen. The Danish bestiary also includes such monsters as man-eating trolls, dragons who hoard treasures and fight against bulls, the heraldic wild men depicted on the royal coat of arms and the strange creature known as the ”Sea Bishop”. Even the centre of Copenhagen that draws the most tourists and traffic is haunted by mythical beasts who are seen in statues, reliefs and artwork on buildings. Yet many of these monsters remain unknown to most visitors. You can, however, now fill this gap in your folkloric knowledge with this self-guided GPS audio tour. Download the HidDenmark Monstour VoiceMap unto your Smartphone. It will guide you on a journey from the Tivoli amusement park over the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to the canals, while narrating how weird tales of strange and terrible beings have shaped the capitol of the country.
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  • 40 minutes to 3 hours
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Danish Design: Classic modern style in Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau Audio Tour

Danish Design: Classic modern style in Neo-Classicism and Art Nouveau Audio Tour

Travel from Arne Jacobsen's SAS Royal Hotel, one of the first masterpieces of postwar Danish design, past the city's environmentally-conscious modern architecture to its Art Nouveau city hall on this self-guided GPS audio tour. Pass by the famous old townhouses at Nyhavn - a scene you may recognize from postcards of Copenhagen - and the auction houses where great vintage Danish design is for sale. End at the Danish Design Museum. For the shopper: Illums Bolighus for Danish design products; Royal Copenhagen porcelain and dishware; HAY modern home design; Magasin for Danish fashion brands; Bredgade for vintage pieces from the 1950s and 1960s. For the museum goer: Glyptoteket for classical sculpture and French impressionist art, the Danish National Museum for Viking artifacts, the Danish Design Museum for modern Danish design. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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The Politically Incorrect Tour

The Politically Incorrect Tour

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On this 90-minute inner city walk of Copenhagen we discover why the Danes are the happiest country in the world (mostly because of antidepressants and beer). We'll talk non-corrupt politicians (an oxymoron) and why Michael Jackson was banned from buying an amusement park in the city (though that should be obvious).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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4-Hour Copenhagen Small-Group Tour with Wine and Beer Tasting

4-Hour Copenhagen Small-Group Tour with Wine and Beer Tasting

Hit Copenhagen's cobble-stoned filled streets with a native in the evening and discover the secret ingredients to a great night on the town. All while you tune into stories about why Danes are consistently ranked as some of the happiest people in the world through the world-famous Danish concept of hygge. - Bond with your small group in a social setting with a variety of traditional Danish drinks and tune into fun tales about why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world over fun hyggelig conversations - Climb an enchanting secret viewpoint hidden in plain sights for what we argue is the best view of Copenhagen - Take advantage of the New Nordic explosion in the city by indulging in 2 carefully selected wine tastings, an organic craft beer and an innovative cocktail with some perfectly complimentary snacks on the side as well - Walk by the Instagram-friendly favorite, Nyhavn, and discover the most stunning angles of this beautiful harbor as a great memory of your time here
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  • 4 hours
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City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover why they call it 'Wonderful Copenhagen' on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Denmark's postcard-pretty capital. Choose from three routes and stay aboard to gaze at the sights, or hop on and off at any stop to explore on foot. Listen to the interesting onboard commentary; admire must-sees such as the Little Mermaid statue and Amalienborg Palace; and hop off to visit attractions such as the Tivoli Gardens and more. Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from first use.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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