National Museum in Copenhagen
What better place to learn all about the Danish culture and lifestyle, than at the National Museum in Denmark. The museum is located in the Prince’s Palace, which itself dates back to 1743. Although the Danish monarchy no longer use the building the Great Hall is as grand as when the Royal Family resided here.
The museum showcases local and Danish history dating as far back as the Ice Age. Journey through the ages from pre-historic times to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, and up to present day. Explore ethnographic collections, stories of Denmark, antiques and the collection of coins and medals.
The Viking Exhibition
There are always a number of temporary collections on display at the National Museum. One of the most popular temporary collections is the Viking Exhibition. The highlight is the 37 metre long Viking ship, which is actually the world’s largest. This temporary exhibition is scheduled to move to London and Berlin so it has great significance internationally, and will be replaced with something equally as exciting.
The Children’s Museum
Children can enlighten their imaginations and clamber aboard a 10th century replica Viking ship, or step into medieval times trying on riding boots and a knights helmet. Kids can also explore the classrooms of their grandparent’s time and step back into the 40’s and 50’s. They can soak up the atmosphere of how it was to be in school then and try on the style of clothes that were popular at this time.
Museums in the Heart of Copenhagen
The National Museum of Denmark is well-presented, with clearly marked labels in English and Danish. Entrance is free and guided tours are available, but should be booked in advance. If you are staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport Hotel
, the heart of Copenhagen city centre is just 15 minutes away. To spend a fun-filled few hours exploring the city’s culture and heritage, make sure you visit The David Collection
or the National Museum of Denmark.