The National Museum of Denmark

February 11, 2013 by

Free Things to Do, Sightseeing, Things To Do

The historic National Museum of Denmark is located in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Creative Commons.

The historic National Museum of Denmark is located in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, the National Museum of Denmark takes visitors from the country’s rich past to the present … and around the world.

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Housed in an 18th century mansion, this museum is Denmark’s largest of cultural history. Exhibitions span approximately 14,000 years of Danish history and includes of tokens dating as far back as coins from the Ice Age, art from the Middle Ages, and more. In addition, it also shows what life was like throughout the country’s different ages — from 1560 to 2000.

Highlights of the museum include a replica of the Golden horns of Gallehus, the coffin of Egtved Girl, the Kingittorsuaq Runestone and Nolder weapons. There are also regular temporary exhibits which draw crowds throughout the year.

The National Museum of Denmark is open Tuesday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.

-Diana Edelman

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