The National Museum of Denmark is a must-see for every visitor to the city of Copenhagen. As the most important and largest cultural and historical museum in Denmark, it hosts a broad variety of fascinating exhibitions.
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 a whole day will also easily fly by since there is so much to see.
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.
Opening hours and admission
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00-17.00
Closed: 24.12, 25.12 & 31.12
The Children’s Museum closes at 16.30 every day.
The Museum Shop has the same opening hours as the museum.
Day Ticket Adult DKK 95
Family Ticket DKK 80
Child under 18 is free
Season Pass + 1 Companion DKK 295
Season Pass for 1 person only DKK 195
Get there by public transport:
From the Copenhagen Central 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 9A (occasionally bus 26 and 37).
Plan your journey at journeyplanner.dk.
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
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
Food and drinks
Guests are allowed to bring their own food and drinks, that can be eaten in our lunch room. If the weather is good it's also possible to enjoy your food in the garden.
Restaurant Smör can be found in the museum on the first floor. With clear references to classic lunch and local dishes, it serves new interpretations of Danish food.
Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM (the kitchen is open from 11 AM - 4 PM).
Book a table here.