National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
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.
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