Top 15 Museums To Visit in Copenhagen
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- Nationalmuseet – Denmark’s largest museum of Danish history. Located in Prince’s Palace, an 18th century building. Includes a Children’s Wing and dining options at Restaurant Julian.
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – An impressive collection of Danish and French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art from the 19th century and early 20th Plus, a collection of antiques from Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean coast. Located in the Tivoli Gardens.
- Kobenhavns Museum – Features the history of Copenhageners throughout many centuries. Plus, a room featuring Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard’s archives.
- Statens Museum for Kunst – The National Gallery of Denmark is a large collection of international art from the 14th century to present day, including pieces by Picasso and Matisse. Plus, 20th century Danish art. Located in Østre Anlæg park.
- Orlogsmuseet – Also known as The Royal Danish Naval Museum. An extensive display of naval memorabilia from the 1700s onward, and a small collection of naval-themed Danish paintings.
- Dansk Jodisk Museum – A history of Denmark’s Jewish community dating back to the 17th
- Davids Samling – The collections of Danish barrister Christian Ludwig David. Located in a 19th century townhouse. Also includes furniture from the 18th – 20th centuries and ancient Islamic art.
- Teatermuseet – Explore the history of Danish theater here. Includes the stage, auditorium, and dressing rooms from the Royal Theatre that survived the fire of 1794.
- Designmuseum Danmark – A museum of decorative art form China, Japan, and medieval Europe. Plus, Danish designs from the 20th and 21st
- Thorvaldsens Museum – Dedicated to the work of neo-classical Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. This is the oldest museum in Denmark.
- Den Hirschsprungske Samling – Features a large collection of Danish art and sculptures from the late 19th century and early 20th
- Rosenborg Slot – A royal museum that used to be a Renaissance castle. Tells the story of the monarchy throughout the centuries. Crown jewels on display in the basement.
- Post & Tele Museum – Located in the old Copenhagen post office. Features the history of communication in Denmark from the 1600s when the King’s Postal Service was established to present day.
- Tojhusmuseet – Located in the original arsenal of Denmark’s military and navy from the 1600s. Features the longest arched Renaissance hall in Europe.
- Frilandsmuseet – An authentic recreation of Danish farm life spanning 350 years. Includes farmhouses, mills, farm animals, and staff dressed in period costumes. Located in Lyngby, a suburb of Copenhagen.