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 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.

The museum is a time-machine with destinations as diverse 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
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).

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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 

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

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.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM (the kitchen is open from 11 AM - 4 PM).

Book a table here.

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