National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum of Denmark and other Copenhagen attractions using our handy Copenhagen attractions planner.
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  • Highly recommended - particularly vikings exhibition on ground floor and the Denmark through the years on the upper floors. Excellent cafe too 
    Highly recommended - particularly vikings exhibition on ground floor and the Denmark through the years on the upper floors. Excellent cafe too  more »
  • i love to visit museums, and this one was extraordinary. i really enjoyed the objects and would come back again. 
    i love to visit museums, and this one was extraordinary. i really enjoyed the objects and would come back again.  more »
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  • 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, which 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.
  • 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 (which, 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.

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