Free Museum in Copenhagen

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by tvordj on May 23, 2010

The National Museum is a museum tracing the cultural history of Denmark and is housed in an 17th century mansion. There are exhibits from pre-history, the Stone, Iron and Bronze ages and then the Vikings before it progresses to the Renaissance, Middle ages and modern history. There is a People of the World exhibit, classical and near Eastern artifacts, and a children's section. The museum is really large and we only got through part of it, eschewing the People of the Word and Classical bits.

The museum is fully accessible with lifts and ramps and automatic doors between the various exhibition rooms. We did find that the museum parts we saw was a bit warm and stuffy. That probably had more to do with the climate control and all the doors closing off the circulation in each room.

We went through the Prehistory sections through to the Renaissance and saw such things as a silver cauldron from 100 BC, Viking drinking horns, the bones of an Aurochs, oak coffins containing remains of clothes and bones.
National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
Frederiksholms Kanal 12
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1220
(45) 3313 4411

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