The National Museum

Denmark's National Museum in Copenhagen has exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History.

The National Museum is located in The Prince’s Palace, which was built by Nicolai Eigtved between 1743 and 1744 for Danish Crown Prince Frederik V and Crown Princess Louise. It is no longer used by the royal family, but the Great Hall still appears elegant enough to fit princes and princesses.

Permanent exhibitions

The National Museum boasts a very large ethnographical collection, a collection of classical and near eastern antiquities and a toy museum. You can also visit the Victorian apartment Klunkehjemmet, practically unchanged since 1890. Please note that it has different opening hours.

The Exhibition Danish Prehistory includes prominent national treasures such as the more than 3,000 years old Sun Chariot, the Bronze Age Egtved Girl, and an amazing collection of archaeological finds from the Viking Age.

Another intriguing must-see is the Huldremose Woman, whose well-preserved remains are estimated to date back to the first decade of the first century AD.

Children’s Museum and self-guided tours

One section, dedicated especially to the very young museum visitor, is The Children’s Museum. How was the school of your great-grandmother? Try a trip on a Viking ship, what was a kitchen like in the Middle Ages? Admire the beautiful colours and feel the smooth silk in the shop from Pakistan.

There is guided tours in English during the summer. See when at

Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-17:00
Monday closed

Prinsens Palæ, Ny Vestergade 10
1471København K