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National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen (3) (36267234721)

National Museum of Denmark – Virtual Tour

The National Museum of Denmark is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures.

The museum covers 14,000 years of Danish history, from the reindeer-hunters of the Ice Age, Vikings, and works of religious art from the Middle Ages.

The National Museum keeps Denmark’s extensive and most varied collection of objects from the ancient cultures of Greece and Italy, the Near East, and Egypt. 

The museum also sponsors The Greenland Research Center for further archaeological and anthropological research in Greenland.

The museum has several national collections including:

  • archaeology
  • ethnology
  • numismatics
  • ethnography
  • natural science
  • conservation
  • communication
  • National Treasures

Highlights of the National Museum of Denmark

  • Gundestrup cauldron
  • Hjortspring boat
  • Egtved Girl coffin
  • Kingittorsuaq Runestone
  • Snoldelev Stone
  • Trundholm Sun Chariot
  • Seikilos epitaph
  • Holmegaard bow
  • Tjele helmet fragment

National Museum of Denmark

  • Museum:              National Museum of Denmark
  • Danish:                 Nationalmuseet
  • City:                      Copenhagen
  • Country:               Denmark 
  • Established:          1819
  • Type:                    National gallery
  • Address:               Ny Vestergade 10, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationalmuseet – The National Museum of Denmark

The Collection of the National Museum of Denmark – Prehistoric Denmark

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Map for the National Museum of Denmark


Visiting the National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen)


“Laws, like the spider’s webs, catch the flies and let the hawk go free.”
– Danish Proverb


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