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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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  • We spent about two hours at the National Museum that provided an informative look at Danish history dating back to pre-historic times. It was a terrific education if you are not up on Scandinavian... 
    We spent about two hours at the National Museum that provided an informative look at Danish history dating back to pre-historic times. It was a terrific education if you are not up on Scandinavian...  more »
  • Stayed for over four hours and in that time didn’t see it all! The prehistory galleries are superb with some truly stunning, unique and at times moving exhibits. The main Viking gallery was very well....  more
    Stayed for over four hours and in that time didn’t see it all! The prehistory galleries are superb with some truly stunning, unique and at times moving exhibits. The main Viking gallery was very well....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 time 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.

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