Guided Tours

Meet The Danes

Free tour included in regular admission ticket

July: daily at 10.30 and 12.00 and 13.30 (including Monday)
August - September: Saturday - Sunday at 10.30, 12.00 and 13.30
October - December: Saturday - Sunday at 10.30 and 13.30
Please note: The maximum number of participants per tour is 25 ( first come first served)

Get a local’s personal view on Danish cosiness, happiness and life-work balance. A close encounter with the Danes and Danish lifestyle.

Are Danes really the happiest people in the world? How does the Danish royal family manage to be so popular? Why are there so many cycles in Denmark? Why on earth do Danes think it’s safe to leave their babies sleeping in prams on the street while they are in a café? What is that famous Danish liberal-mindedness all about? At the National Museum in the heart of Copenhagen you can now get a unique insider’s view of the Danes, Danish society, and the values that have shaped the country.

Join a free guided tour
Take a guided tour of Denmark’s oldest museum. Your guide is a young Dane who will base your tour on who they are, their family, and their own personal experience. You will hear about the Danish welfare state, Danish ‘hygge’ (cosiness), and maybe discover whether Danes really are the happiest people in the world. The tour you have depends on the guide you meet, so each guided tour is unique. You are welcome to ask all the questions you want to learn everything you need to know about Danish history, lifestyle and culture.

On the tour you visit a world of doll’s houses, the perfect setting for the story of a small country in the wider world. You get to go right inside a Danish living room, packed with that famous Danish ‘hygge’. You can also look inside the pram Danes feel perfectly comfortable leaving on the streets, baby and all. You get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘the happiest people in the world’ with a genuine hash stall from the free state of Christiania, and can also hear about the vast consumption of anti-depressants in the country. Last but not least, you can hear the story of Nadia Nadim and why she was Dane of the Year in 2017.

General information 

  • The guided tour ‘Meet the Danes’ is free with a ticket to the National Museum.
  • Guided tours are held daily during July at 10.30, 12.00 and 13.30. In August Saturday-Sunday at 10.30, 12.00 and 13.30


Highlights Tour

June: Tuesday - Sunday at 11 and 13
July - August: Daily at 11 and 14.15 (including Monday)

September: Saturday - Sunday at 11
Please note: The maximum number of participants per tour is 25 ( first come first served)
The guided tour is included in regular admission ticket

Iconic treasures of Danish history
Experience the world-famous treasures with a starring role in Danish history. The young Egtved Girl from the Bronze Age who worshipped the sun. The rune stones with their messages from days gone by. The axe that beheaded the main character in the most dramatic love affair in Danish history. The Golden Horns that were stolen, melted down and resurrected as a national symbol. Then the hash stall that has become a symbol of Danish liberal-mindedness.

Visit the Victorian Home

Saturdays at 2 p.m. from June to September.

Experience the Victorian Home - a hidden gem in Copenhagen close to the National Museum.
Read more about guided tours in the Victorian Home.

Price: 50 DKK.

Tickets are for sale at the information desk, located at the National Museum's entrance.

Custom guided tours

Companies and private groups can book a guided tour at the National Museum. We can tailor a guided tour to suit your own wishes. A guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes and can take 28 people.

Important: Guided tours for companies and private groups must be booked at least a week in advance.

Price: 975 DKK on weekdays (+ entrence fee 95 DKK/person)

Guided tours can be arranged outside opening hours, but an additional charge of 1200 DKK will be charged to you.

Booking office information:
Phone: (+45) 41 20 60 66 / E-mail:

We always welcome your call should you need any help or advice.

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