The National Museum

The National Museum offers an excellent insight into the history of Denmark.

Denmark's National Museum in Copenhagen has exhibitions which present the history and culture of Denmark. From the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Modern Danish History. You can see unique treasures such as the Golden Chariot of the Sun and Egtved Girl or interesting collections from the Viking age.

The National Museum located in The Prince’s Palace was built by Nicolai Eigtved between 1743 and 1744 for the Danish Crown Prince Frederik V and Crown Princess Louise. The gallery is reflected in the architecture, space and witness of the rooms, offering plenty of options to show exquisite handicrafts. The museum is well-structured and takes two days if you wish to cover all.

Captivating Collections

In the Museum you will find some permanent collections such as an extensive ethnographical collection, a collection of classical and near eastern antiquities, a coin- and medal collection and a toy museum.

Also, the Victorian apartment Klunkehjemmet, practically unchanged since 1890, is recommended, as well as the exhibition on Danish Antiquity, including prominent national treasures such as the more than 3,000 years old Sun Chariot, the Bronze Age Egtved Girl.

An interesting collection of archaeological finds from the Viking Age, many of which have never been shown at the exhibition before. Remember to check opening hours here.

Children Section

The National Museum also has a section dedicated especially to the very young museum visitors,  The Children’s Museum. How was the school of your great grandmother? Try a trip on a Viking ship, what was a kitchen like in the Middle Ages? Admire the beautiful colours and feel the smooth silk in the shop from Pakistan.

Get a guided tour

In July, August, and September there are guided tours in English. It is possible to get a self-guided tour which includes the History Tour of Denmark or Tour around the world, or a Family Tour. In July and August, it is every day at 11 and 13.

Visit the Nordic restaurant in the museum

In the restaurant Julian, you can have brunch or lunch and the menu here is made with inspiration from the Nordic cuisine and the Danish culinary heritage. No entrance is required when visiting the restaurant or the shop. 

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Prinsens Palæ, Ny Vestergade 10
1471 København K
Copenhagen, Capital Region
+45 3313 4411

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  • Lattitude: 55.674648
  • Longitude: 12.574741


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