The National Museum

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Globe on May 3, 2003

The National Museum houses a number of exhibits about Danish history. The building is huge and would require a great deal of time to see thoroughly. For those with less time, pick up a map at the information desk and find the most interesting sections. Also, if you visit for free on Wednesdays, you won't feel guilty about missing parts of the museum.

I found the Viking exhibits to be the most interesting, because they have artifacts that are not found in most museums around the world. However, even in this museum, it was interesting to note the limited supply of actual artifacts. One sign explained this perfectly by saying that the Vikings came to take, not to give. I found this simple sentence to be so telling of that whole historical period.

Other permanent exhibits include a collection of coins, a segment on Victorian homes, and general facts about Danish history, ranging from prehistoric to modern times.

This museum is a must-see for history buffs or anyone wanting to learn more about Denmark.

National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
Frederiksholms Kanal 12
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1220
(45) 3313 4411

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