The National Museum of Denmark is a must-see for every visitor to the city of Copenhagen. As Denmark’s most important and largest cultural and historical museum it hosts a broad variety of fascinating exhibitions.
You have free admission to all exhibitions in the museum! Take all the time you need to explore the museum with friends and family. It is easy to spend an afternoon in the different exhibitions, but also a whole day will fly by since there is so much to see.
The museum is a time-machine with destinations such as Vikings, Egyptian mummies and a hash stall from Christiania.
Some of the most famous historical finds from ancient times can be found in the National Museum. It is the home to national treasures like the prehistoric Sun Chariot, the only object of its kind – worldwide. You have the chance to see more exciting and extraordinary exhibits like an original hash sales stall from Christiania and an authentic Victorian home from 1890.
How to find The National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum is accommodated in Prinsens Palais, a royal palace from the 18th century. You will finde the museum at Frederiksholms Canal right in the heart of Copenhagen.
Ny Vestergade 10
1471 Copenhagen K
Get there by public transport:
From the main train station, you can reach the museum by foot within 10 – 15 minutes. The closest public bus stop is “Stormbroen” (bus lines 1A, 2A, and 11A).
Get there by car:
You can find the nearest multistory car park at:
1113 Kbh K
Opening hours at the museum
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00-17.00.
Closed: 24.12, 25.12 & 31.12.
The Children’s Museum closes 16.30 every day.
Free Admission and free Wifi
Remember, the admission to all exhibitions in the National Museum is free. We also offer free WiFi and hope you will enjoy shooting and sharing photos of your day at the museum.
Why not visit one or more of the permanent exhibitions in the National Museum? Here you can for example see the only complete Sun Chariot from the Bronze Age or mummies and artefacts from ancient Egypt.
Here is a list of the permanent exhibitions at The National Museum:
- The Danish Prehistory
- The Danish Middle Ages and Renaissance
- Stories of Denmark
- The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals
- Classical and Near Eastern Antiquities
- Ethnographic Collections
- The Children’s Museum
Apart from the permanent exhibitions, we have regularly changing temporary exhibitions. See more information in English on the temporary exhibitions here.
The National Museum of Denmark offers guided tours for companies and private groups. You can find more information on guided tours here. You are also welcome to call us at +45 41 20 60 66 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food and drinks
Eat in the restaurant or bring your own food? If you want to enjoy a day at the National Museum, you can choose between various options.
Restaurant Julian can be found in the museum on the first floor. The menu is inspired by Nordic cuisine and Danish heritage. Why not enjoy their famous brunch buffet? It is being served every Saturday and Sunday.
Opening hours - The restaurant
Tuesday to Friday 11.00 - 16.45. The kitchen is open 11.30 – 15.00 for à la carte menu & sandwiches.
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 16.45. Brunch 10.00 & 12.00 / sandwiches 11.00 – 16.00
Book your table via Restaurant Julian’s bookingsite.
Café in the Foyer
The Café serves snacks, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks in the foyer of the National Museum.