National Museum in Copenhagen
There might not be a better place to learn about the Danish history, culture and lifestyle, than at the National Museum of Denmark
in Copenhagen. The museum is located in the Prince’s Palace, which dates back to 1743. Although the Danish monarchy no longer uses the building, the Great Hall is just as grand as when members of the royal family resided here.
The museum exhibits Danish history dating as far back as the Ice Age up until present time. You can take an interesting journey through the different ages from prehistoric times, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period up until the present day. Explore ethnographic collections, stories of Denmark, antiques and The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals.
The Children’s Museum
Children can enlighten their imaginations and climb on board a 10th century Viking ship replica, or step into medieval times trying on riding boots and a knight’s helmet. Kids can also explore the classrooms from their grandparent’s era and step back into the 1940s and 1950s. They can soak up the atmosphere of how it used to be in school back then and try on the style of clothes that were popular at that time.
Museums in the heart of Copenhagen
The National Museum of Denmark have clearly marked displays in English with information about the exhibitions. The 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 city center and the museum is less than 15 minutes away. In order to fully explore the city’s culture and heritage make sure you visit the National Museum of Denmark.