Information for Tourists - National Museum of Denmark

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.

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.

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Opening hours and admission

Tuesday - Sunday 10.00-17.00 
Mondays closed (except during July and August)
Closed: 24.12, 25.12 & 31.12

The Children’s Museum closes at 16.30 every day.

Day Ticket Adult DKK 95
Family Ticket DKK 80
Child under 18 is free

Season Pass + 1 Companion DKK 295

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).

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.


Prinsens Palæ
Ny Vestergade 10
1471 Copenhagen K 

Get there by car:

You can find the nearest multistory car park at:
QPark Illum
Silkegade 4
1113 Kbh K

Permanent exhibitions

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

Guided tours

The National Museum of Denmark offers both open guided tours and custom 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

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.

Café in the Foyer

The Café serves snacks, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks in the foyer of the National Museum.

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