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Copenhagen Museums & Art Collections
Meet and soak up Danish Cultural History through generations - in and beyond Copenhagen!
 
Museums Denmark & Copenhagen
 
 
Museums - Art Galleries - Permanent Exhibitions and Collections - Castles & Royal Mausoleum
Learn more about the Danes and Denmark in Danish Museums & Art Galleries!
Museums in Copenhagen - Free Admission
All youngsters under 18 - have free access to all National Museums in Denmark.
All Historical Churches and the Cathedral in Copenhagen - Free entrance all year round.

See below - all Museums in Copenhagen with Free Admission on selected days.
The National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of Danish Cultural History!
The Danes History & Culture
The National Museum is centrally located beside Christiansborg Palace in a classic 18th century mansion called The Prince's Palace - and was the residence of Crown Prince Frederik - later King Frederik V.
 
The Danes History & Culture
At the National Museum visitors can follow the history of the Danes right up to the present day.
 
The Sun Chariot
The Sun Chariot from the 13th century is a national symbol and relic displayed at the National Museum.
 
The Reformation in 1536
Old Altar piece from 1638 made after the Reformation in 1536 is a part of Danish Church history based on deep rooted Christian Values. The National Museum has a rich collection of church artefacts and art - as well as various alter pieces from 12th and 13th-century.
 
The National Museum


Danish History -
and A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage!

The National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of Danish cultural history. The museum's main domicile is a classical 18th century palace mansion - and is the museum for all of Denmark - where you can follow the history of the Danes right up to the present day.

National Symbols
The Sun Chariot from the 13th century - and the Golden Horns of Gallehus from the early 5th century are national symbols and relics that draw visitors from all over the world to experience and admire.

The Prince's Palace
The National Museum is centrally located beside Christiansborg Palace in a classic 18th century mansion called The Prince's Palace - and was the residence of Crown Prince Frederik (V) and Crown Princess Louise - as well as other members of the royal family. The first Palace on this plot was built in 1684 - and is one of the oldest Rococo palaces in Denmark. The present building was completed in 1743-1744 by leading court architect Nicolai Eigtved - the master architect of the Amalienborg Palaces and Frederiksstad. In 1892 the palace properties was taken over by the National Museum and provides the current museum area with a historical atmosphere and stately surroundings.

A peek into Danish Cultural Heritage
The National Museum is worth a visit and a "must see" museum - where the curious visitor will be confronted with Danish Cultural Heritage and all the Danes deep rooted Christian Values - plus soak up Danish Cultural History through generations - and find the obvious reason - why Denmark has become one of the richest welfare states in the world - and discover how the Danes though multiple generations have painstakingly built up their commendable welfare nation. The National museum has all the cultural artefacts - historical relics and national treasures on display plus an enormous selection covering Danish prehistory with ancient gems from the day Denmark was born as a Kingdom with tracks from the early Viking Age up to our time.


A Genuine Family Album
The National Museum of Denmark is a huge and genuine family album portraying the Danes more than thousand years of history and cultural heritage that provides visitors to stroll through numerous centuries and soak up the historical development of the Danish Kingdom and the Danes Christian lifestyle through generations.

Learn more about Denmark at the National Museum

- Learn more about the precious Golden Horns - and how these national relics were melted by thugs and thieves.
- Learn more about the treasurable Sun Chariot - and its importance in the Bronze Age - as a functional calendar.
- Learn more about the well preserved Egtved Girl with her blond hair and well-trimmed nails - and buried around the late 14th century A.C.
- Learn more about Bishop Absalon - the founder of Copenhagen - and his genuin finger ring on disply at the National Museum.
See: Absalon
- Learn more about the big bloody Axe on display that beheaded King Christian VII's personal physician “Count Struense".
See: A Royal Affair
- And learn much more about Denmark and Danish history - as well as the Danes Cultural Heritage at the National Museum.


The "Feel Boring" Button!

Children can press and activate the big “Feel Boring” button at the National Museum - and experience how the artefacts become alive and exciting - or more exciting and alive that triggers a lot of stimulating inspiration to learn more about the Danes everlasting Cultural History.




 
 
 
The Open Air Museum - Danish Prehistory (Frilandsmuseet)
Farms - Mills - Buildings and Houses painstakingly rebuilt brick by brick from the period 1650-1950!
Historic Danish Homes
Old farmhouse from 18th century.
 
Danish History & Cultural Heritage!
Folk dancers performing for the public at the Open Air Museum with their traditional costumes - often originated from their region in Denmark
The Open Air Museum


Danish History - and A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage!


Historic Houses from all over Denmark
The Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet) north of Copenhagen is one of the largest and oldest in the world. The Museum Spread across 86 acres of land - and today the museum houses more than 50 farms - mills - buildings and houses from all over Denmark - that have been moved from their original foundation and location - and then painstakingly rebuilt brick by brick from the period 1650-1950 on this beautiful museum venue.

Danish Prehistory on 86 acres
The Open Air Museum is a "must see site" for every tourist visiting Copenhagen - who will be brought centuries back in time - while strolling along the gravel roads and visiting the fully-furnished homes of the Danish people of the past - such as the peasant - the wealthy miller - the village weaver or the inmates of the poorhouse.

Learn more about Danish lifestyle and the Danish way of living
- Learn more about the Danish way of living through multiple generations.
- Learn more about the Danes way out of poverty and living standards.
- Learn more about Danes living in very rural areas around Denmark.
- Learn much more about the Danes - Denmark and Living conditions.


See: Frilandsmuseet (The Open Air Museum)
 
 
 
The Danish Resistance Museum
The History of Danish Resistance during the Nazi occupation 1940-1945!
Occupation of Denmark in 1940-45
Self made resistance vehicle in use 1945 - exhibited outside at the Resistance Museum.
The Danish Resistance Museum

History of the Occupation and Danish Resistance!



The museum tells the story of Danish resistance during the Nazi occupation 1940-1945. It springs from an exhibition called Fighting Denmark - arranged by the Resistance Council in the summer of 1945. In 1957 a permanent museum was opened on the present location. The exhibition you see today was inaugurated in 1995 - with authentic photos - weapons - ID cards - uniforms and much more.

OBS!
The Museum of Danish Resistance was raged by a devastating fire on April 28. - 2013. The museum building suffered massive damage - and it is presently uncertain - if the property can be saved and rebuilt. Fortunately - no historical artefacts or priceless objects were damaged by the fire.

The new building that will house the Danish Resistance Museum is schedule to open at the end of 2018 - on the same spot and location nearby the Churchill Park.

 

 
 
Copenhagen City Museum
 
Copenhagen's Museum
The City Museum houses a vast collection of art and artefacts that tells the history of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen City Museum


History of Copenhagen!


Free Entry - Every Friday

The City Museum of Copenhagen shows fascinating works of art - models - interiors photographs and artefacts related to the history of Copenhagen that were gathered at the onset of the 20th century and stored in the capital's new City Hall. These collections have been continually expanded upon throughout the 21st century. The Museum of Copenhagen's areas of responsibility and assignments in relation to the city of Copenhagen have also grown in size and depth during this period.

The Museum of Copenhagen was housed in the attic of Copenhagen's City Hall up until the 1950s - when it was transferred to the former premises of the Royal Shooting Society on Vesterbro. The documentation of the loners of Copenhagen has always been part of the Museum's collections - as of Søren A. Kierkegaard one of the world's famous Copenhageners and Danes - or of the Pastime Maid and other original street characters.


OBS!
Copenhagen Museum is temporarily closed - and will move to new locations in central Copenhagen with the aim to open again in 2018.


 
 
Thorvaldsens Museum
The Danish Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen - displaying his collection of paintings and sculptures!
 
Museum of Sculptures
Statue of Polish General Poniatowski - from 1846. The president Palace - Warsaw.
 
The Sculpture of Christ
The sculpture of Christ and the baptismal font plus the 12 disciples is one of the most popular works of Thorvaldsen - and placed at Copenhagen’s Cathedral.
 
The dying Lion - Lucerne
The wounded and dying Lion in Lucerne - carved in the sandstone rock by Bertel Thorvaldsen to commemorate the Swiss Guards.
Thorvaldsens Museum

Collection of art - sculptures - paintings - antique objects - books etc!

Free Entry - Every Wednesday!

The Bertel Thorvaldsen Sculpture Museum with works of Danish Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) - showing his collection of paintings and sculptures.

Visitor will experience Pope Pius 7th plaster monument that was modelled 1824-25 - by Bertel Thorvaldsen - and unveiled in the marble in St Peter’s Church in 1831. The huge marble monument can be admired at the tomb of Pope Pius 7th in St. Peter's Cathedral and Basilica - Vatican City - Rome. Pope Pius 7th was pope from 1800 to his death in 1823.

Thorvaldsen’s sculpture - depicting Christ - was one of the most popular works of Bertel Thorvaldsen. The sculpture depicts the resurrected Christ revealing himself to the congregation with marks on his hands and feet from the crucifixion. The sculpture of Christ in marble is placed at the high alter at Vor Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady) also named Copenhagen’s Cathedral together with the marbles sculptures of the 12 disciples and the baptismal font.

Learn more about Bertel Thorvaldsen and his Sculpture Museum
- Learn more about how Bertel Thorvaldsen sculptured the famous rock relief in Lucerne - Switzerland - of the wounded and dying Lion that commemorates the Swiss Guards - who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution.
- Learn more about how Bertel Thorvaldsen sculptured the figure of Christ and the creation of his twelve Apostles with the aim to decorate the huge nave of Copenhagen’s Cathedral.
- Learn more about how Bertel Thorvaldsen sculptured Pope Pius 7th plaster monument - and this massive marble burial monument can be admired at the tomb of Pope Pius 7th in St. Peter's Cathedral and Basilica in the Vatican City - Rome.

Visit Thorvaldsens Museum and learn much more about this creative and fabulous Danish Sculptor.



See: Thorvaldsen Museum

 
 
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses more than 10,000 Art Works of sculptures and paintings!
 
Sculptures and Paintings
There is a wide collections of sculptures and a broad art collection of genuine paintings and art.
 
 
The Thinker
The famous sculpture "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin is exhibited at The Glyptotek.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


Extensive collections of Sculptures and Paintings
!

Free Entry - Every Tuesday
!

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek with its beautiful sub-tropical Winter Garden - and extensive collections of sculptures and paintings surrounded by a museum building created in the fine art of classicism and inaugurated in 1897 - is a place of art and culture in Copenhagen.

A broad art collection of genuine paintings by famous Impressionists like Monet - Renoir - Degas - Cézanne - and other leading Post Impressionists as van Gogh - Toulouse-Lautrec - Paul Gauguin etc. - are well represented too - and on display in the new building.


“Glyptotheca”
A “glyptotheca” is a building or room devoted to works of sculpture - and The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses more than 10,000 works with the largest collection of ancient art in Northern Europe - which makes it one of the most popular art museums in Denmark and Scandinavia.

Learn more about The Glyptotek and Carlsberg Brewer Jacobsen
- Learn more about how The New Carlsberg Glyptotek was funded by the Brewer of Carlsberg Beers and Danish Patron Carl Jacobsen - and his generous donation of his personal collection of various art works to the Danish people in 1888.
- Learn more about the many sculptures like “The Thinker” and ”The Kiss” by Auguste Rodin plus many other sculptured masterpieces - as well as celebrated artworks and paintings by world famous masters like Monet - Renoir - Degas - Cézanne - Van Gogh - Toulouse-Lautrec - Paul Gauguin that are on display at the Glyptotek.
- Learn more about how the Glyptotek and other Cultural institutions are funded every time a Dane - Copenhagener - Visitor or Consumer from all over the world drinks a Carlsberg Beer or “Probably the best beer in the World”.
- Visit The Glyptotek and explore all the fascinating art work on display in exotic surroundings and in a superb cultural environment.

 
 
Nostalgic & Vintage Posters promoting Museums in Copenhagen & beyond.
 
 
The Hirschsprung Art Collection
Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish Art from the Golden Age Era!
 
Danish Art & Master Painters
A nude woman doing her hair before a mirror. C.W. Eckersberg - 1841.
 
The beach at Skagen
P.S. Krøyer's famous masterpiece - Summer evening on the beach at Skagen. Portraying the painter and his wife 1899.
The Hirschsprung Collection
Genuine Danish Art from the19th and early 20th century!


The Hirschsprung Collection
The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Østre Anlæg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art - and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911.

The Danish Goden Age Era
As a collector - Henrich Hirschsprung was influenced by the naturalistic view of art of his day - the aim of which was to create a sober sense of reality. He saw the Golden Age in the same light - but at the same time he was able to go along with the change to a symbolist style in the 1890s - and he early had an eye for the artistic qualities in the otherwise unheeded sketches.


Danish Master Painters

At the Hirschsprung Museum - one will experience works of Danish Master Painters like: P.S. Krøyer - C.W. Eckersberg - Michael Ancher - Anna Ancher - J.Th. Lundbye - Christen Købke - Kristian Zahrtmann - Vilhelm Hammershøi - L.A. Ring and many more celebrities from the magnificent Danish art world from past centuries.


Learn much more about the Danish Golden Age Painters
- Learn more about the Danish Golden Age Painters - and how they discovered "Skagen" - and why they particularly selected “The Scaw” city located on the very top of Denmark - as their base and environment for painting their masterpieces - as well as forming the thriving community of famous “Skagen” Painters.
 
 
Rosenborg Castle
He built Rosenborg - He lived all his life at Rosenborg - He died at his beloved Rosenborg!
 
Royal Summer Residence
Rosenborg Castle from 1606 - and the beautiful King's Garden was build and established by King Christian IV - as his summer residence.
 
The Crown Jewels
The Crown of King Christian V - and Queen Charlotte Amalie from 1670 - are kept safely in the castle cellar.
Rosenborg Castle - King Christian IVs Castle


Rosenborg is a Part of Royal Danish history - and Danish Cultural Heritage!


A Renaissance Summer Residence
He built Rosenborg - He lived all his life at Rosenborg - He died at his beloved Rosenborg. And most of his adult life - King Christian IV just adored his favourite summer residence - Rosenborg Castle. Here you will find royal history - antique work of art - royal artefacts and ornaments - plus a beautiful park area - called the King's Garden (Kongens Have). The castle museum enlightens the history of the Danish Oldenburg Kings & dynasty through 300 years.

The Crown Jewels - Museum
In 1838 - Rosenborg Castle was opened as a museum to the public together with the Royal Crown Jewels - as well as the Danish Crown Regalia that is kept safely in the castle cellars.

A Great Tourist attraction
The Rosenborg renaissance castle and royal museum is a great tourist attraction in Copenhagen - and located in the centre of the town. The King's Garden is the oldest royal garden in Denmark - which also was established in renaissance style by King Christian IV. The royal park and garden area is a very popular retreat and haven for Copenhageners and tourists - and is visited by an estimated of 2.5 million people every year.


Learn more about Rosenborg Castle and King Christian IV
- Learn more about how King Christian IV just adored and loved is summer residence Rosenborg Casle.
- Learn more about the bloody clothing of King Christian IV that is on display at Rosenborg - and obtained on the battleship “Trefoldighed” - (Trinity) in 1644 - where he was wounded and lost his right eye.
- Learn much about the the Danish Crown Jewels plus all the other Royal Regalia’s on display at Rosenborg.
- Visit Rosenborg and learn much more about this Fairy Tale Castle.

See: Rosenborg Castle

 
 
Amalienborg Palace Museum
The history of the Glücksborg Dynasty!
 
The Glücksborg Studies
The Amalienborg Museum displays the private royal apartments from 1863 up to 1972 - covering the Glücksborg Dynasty's lifestyle.
 
The Glücksborg Dynasty
Photo from 1899 of the Glücksborg Dynasty and four Danish Kings. From left King Frederik VIII. King Christian IX is holding the future King Frederik IX - and right King Christian X.
Amalienborg Palace Museum - King Christian VIII's Palace


Royal History through Generations!


King Christian VIII's Palace houses the Amalienborg Palace Museum that displays the history of the Glücksborg Dynasty - as well as their private royal apartments and studies from 1863 up to 1972 - including the original furnishings for each royal quarter - plus many exiting artefacts and robes - which was collected during centuries.

Visit Amalienborg and lear more about the Glücksborg's
Visit Amalienborg Palace Museum and soak up some Royal atmosphere and fragrance together with the history about the Royal Glücksborg Dynasty plus more historical legacies about Denmark being one of the oldest Kingdoms in the world.


Learn more about the Glücksborg Monarch's

Learn more about how the royal baton was passed over by the Oldenburg dynasty and line of Monarchs to the new Glücksborg royalties that took over the Danish throne - and then explore their studies at the Amalienborg Palace Museum with all historical relics and objects collected through generations. Experience and learn much more about how each King furnished and decorated their private studies from the first Glücksborg Monarch King Christian IX entitled "Europe’s father-in-law" moved into Amalienborg Palace in 1863 - followed by his son King Frederik VIII - then his son King Christian X and finally King Frederik IV.



See: Amalienborg Palaces


 
 
Nostalgic & Vintage Posters promoting Museums in Copenhagen & beyond.
 
 
The Workers Museum - Copenhagen
Take a historical tour back in time and see how the working class Danes lived and socialised!
 
The Workers Museum
A genuine working class apartment fully furnished in the 1950's is exhibited and is a gem at the Workers Museum in Copenhagen.
 
Iron Foundry - 1885
Painting from 1885 - by famous Danish artist P. S. Krøyer - of hard working Danes from the heated Iron Foundry at Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen.
 
Life in Denmark - 1950s
A nursery on their daily tour in 1950 - with specially trained nurses to look after the working class children - while both parents were at work.
The Workers Museum - Copenhagen

Walk right into Danish History and Heritage from the modern city life and the pulsating living street!

When the weather outside is for indoor activities and for field trips to inside venues - we suggest that you visit the amazing “Workers Museum” in Copenhagen - where you will be introduced to the Danish way of everyday living for the working class in the 1950’s - and after the war years.

The Workers Museum’s exhibition about the 1950s depicts the living conditions of a working-class family in the years following the Second World War. Despite shortages and rationing this period heralded a new time to come as families had more money to spend and the consumer culture - heavily influenced by American ideals - gained ground.

Take a historical tour back in time and see how the working class Danes lived and how their social life functioned together with the recreational activities offered in this period - where the growing Labour movement struggled for better living conditions and social rights in Denmark.

While visiting the museum - you will experience how the furniture and interior in small jammed apartments plus clothing for three generations was developed up to our time. You will also get a pure realistic look into the working class culture in Copenhagen from about 1885 - where the museum building from 1879 talks for itself - and where comrade Lenin and socialist campaigner Rosa Luxembourg have given momentous speeches in the great Assembly Hall.


Learn more about the Danish Working Class
& Working Culture
- Learn how The Workers Museum will give Visitors a better base of understanding Danish culture - Traditions - Mentality and Fundamental Democratic Values - which provided the Working Class with a high standard of living.

- Learn more about the Danish working mentality and working culture that are some of the Danes core values - plus one of the basic cornerstones behind the development of the admirable Danish Welfare State.

 
 
The National Gallery of Denmark - SMK
The National Gallery permanently exhibiting 700 years of Western art and Danish cultural history!
 
Danish Art & History
The National Gallery of Denmark displays 700 years of Western art and Danish cultural history in an old palace mansion from 1896.
 
 
SMK & Hammershøi
In 2012 - The National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) acquired the painting “Kunstig Lys” - Artificial Light from 1909 - by Vilhelm Hammershøi - which is one of the most valued paintings by this Danish Artist portraying an Evening Interior Atmosphere.
The National Gallery - SMK
The National Gallery of Denmark
Art & History - A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage


The National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) founded in 1887 - is permanently exhibiting 700 years of Western art - and artwork of Danish cultural history - as well as Danish artists and painters. The collection also includes artworks by Tizian and Mantegna - Rubens and Rembrandt - and many more famous painters and other international artists. The National Gallery owns over 35,000 pieces of artwork presented and on display in their museum area and also many fabulous paintings of Danish Master plus international painters stored in their precious stock - and frequently exhibited during various themed exhibitions throughout a season.

A special art collection is present with Danish artists and painters from the Golden Age era - including Eckersberg - Købke - Marstrand - Hammershøi
- Krøyer - Ancher plus many more famous Danish painters. And 20th century artists such as Henri Matisse - Edvard Munch - Emil Nolde - as well as the Danish artists Asger Jorn - Per Kirkeby - Hans Andersen Brendekilde and many more.

Drawing Workshops with nude models and also Chickens!
Join SMK - as they host another round of drawing workshops - as part of the museum’s SMK programme.

Learn how to draw - or do you just want to improve your drawing skills even further - then here’s your chance - as SMK hosts a number of drawing workshops at the museum throughout the autumn season. Bring your family - friends and loved ones along - and draw after sculptures - nude models or even live chickens.

Artists will assist you
You don’t need to have any prior drawing experience to attend our workshops - as you will have plenty of opportunities to receive advice and technical assistance along the way from SMK’s academy-trained in-house artists.


The National Gallery of Denmark
& Hammershøi
- Learn and experience how The National Gallery of Denmark has the largest collection in the world of paintings by Danish Vilhelm Hammershøi - who is most admired for his paintings of Interiors. In June 2012 - one of Vilhelm Hammershøi's precious artworks “Ida læser et brev” - Ida Reading a Letter - was auctioned in London by Sotheby's for £1,721,250 or DKK 15,747,499, - which was a record for any Danish work of art or painting.
- Learn much more by visiting this Imaginative Oasis and the history related to the widespread Collection of prevalent art in tranquil surroundings and creative atmosphere - which The National Gallery of Denmark offers to excited art lovers - enthusiastic museum goers - plus inquisitive visitors at a remarkable large extent.


 
 
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
A Museum with Gunpowder and Flying Bullets!
 
Heavy Artillery and Armoury
All the heavy artillery are displayed in a vaulted arsenal hall that is more than 150 metres long at The Royal Danish Arsenal museum.
 
Old military Uniforms
There is quite a selection of old military uniforms and battle clothing exhibited at The Royal Danish Arsenal museum - and all outfits are very well preserved - which could have special interest for tourist that admire old military attire in colourful fashions and patterns.
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
Take a exciting Field Trip to The Arsenal Museum

The Royal Danish Arsenal museum is located in the old arsenal building in Copenhagen - and constructed by King Christian IV around 1604 - with a vaulted arsenal hall that is more than 150 metres long - and exhibits all the heavy artillery. On the upper level is the selection of different armoury - and antique guns - which is of particular interest for tourist that admire old and modern military weaponry. The Royal Danish Arsenal museum also houses a quite extraordinary collection of weapons and armour that are extraordinarily well-preserved. There are more than 5000 pieces in the collection - which is meticulously organised and displayed. The museum also displays old military uniforms and other forms of battle clothing - as well as accessories for canons - seating gear for horses and various types of ammunition from 1500s up to our time of Danish Military history.

The Royal Danish Arsenal museum was inaugurated in 1928 - in its present historicl building - which is situated near Christiansborg Palace that houses the Danish Parliament. (Folketinget)

A Museum with Gunpowder and Flying Bullets

Enter a magnificent world of cannons - hand weapons - armour - uniforms and lethal swords in King Christian IV’s solid Renaissance arsenal from 1604. Since 1928 the high ceilinged rooms of The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum have housed exhibitions on the technology of war. Take a walk through the different galleries on war and weapons, and see tools of war ranging from samurai swords to a German V-1 flying bomb from World War II.


Learn much more at the The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
Learn much more about an exciting Combative History of Denmark - and experience the story of the (in) human nature of war in The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum’s new - chronological exhibition on the 21 wars Denmark has fought over the past five centuries armed to the teeth with swords - blunderbusses - cannons - machine guns plus other types of heavy armory and weapons that are on display at The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum.

Free admission for juveniles under the age of 18.


 
 
Museums & Museum Castles Beyond Copenhagen
 
 
 
Posters promoting Museums beyond Copenhagen.
 
 
The Ark (Arken) - Museum of Modern Art
The Stranded Ark on the eastern Sea Shores of Copenhagen houses more than 300 works of Art!
 
The Ark - Arken Museum
The Museum of Modern Art is situated 20 km from Copenhagen.
The Ark - ARKEN Museum

A Museum of Modern Art
on the seashores of Oresound!

Just 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Copenhagen is The ARKEN Museum of Modern Art situated. The modern art collection comprises more than 300 works of art. The main part of them can be seen in ARKEN's permanent exhibition.

The ARKEN collects Danish - Nordic and international art with special emphasis on contemporary art from 1990 onwards.


 
 
The Ordrupgaard Art Museum
Northern Europe’s most considerable collections of 19th century Danish and French Art!
 
The Ordrupgaard Art Museum and Collection

Danish and French Art in stunning surroudings and artictic park area

Vistit the Ordrupgaard state owned Art Museum near Charlottenlund situated in a stunning and artistic park area slightly north of Copenhagen - before the museum closes down for a two year period - until 2019 - due to rebuilding and refurnishing of the art collection and museums facilities. The museum houses one of Northern Europe’s most considerable collections of Danish and French art from the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The Ordrupgaard Art Museum is worth a visit for lovers of Danish and French Art - and is a tremendous experience.

Wilhelm Hansen established his collection of Danish art covering the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century during the period of 1892 to 1916. The Danish Golden Age is painstakingly represented by works that includes Danish Master painters Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg - Christen Købke - Johan Thomas Lundbye - P.C. Skovgaard and Wilhelm Marstrand. The main part of the collection confirms Wilhelm Hansen’s interest for contemporary art with works - which include artists such as L.A. Ring - Vilhelm Hammershøi and Theodor Philipsen - and Fynbo Painters Johannes Larsen - Fritz Syberg and Peter Hansen - Wilhelm Hansen’s childhood friend.

The French Art Collection include masterpieces and painting by famous French master painters like Manet - Monet - Renoir - Cézanne - Sisley - Gauguin and many more.

OBS!
The Ordrupgaard Museum will be closed in 2018 and 2019 - due to rebuilding and refurnishing of the art collection and museums facilities.

The Nivaagaard Museum is borrowing Ordrupgaard's golden age paintings - while Ordrupgaard is building a new underground gallery. Art lovers and museum goers can visit the Nivaagaard Art Collection - situated north of Copenhagen and just up the beautiful eastern coastline of Sealand.

White Doors - 1899
The famous painting by Vilhelm Hammershøi "White Doors" from 1899 - is a precious part of the collection at Ordrupgaard Art Museum.
 
Ordrupgaard Poster
Gauguin & Van Gogh exhibition at Ordrupgaard Art Museum and Collection.
 
 
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Modern Art & Sculpture Park - plus a panoramic view across the Oresund!
 
Modern Art at the Sound
Enjoy the modern art sculpture park in fresh air at Louisiana - with a panoramic view across the Oresund.
 
The Louisiana Summer Residence
The Louisiana Summer residence that was turned into one of Europe's most visited Museums of Modern Art - located right on the seashores of North Sealand.
 
Louisiana - Museum of Modern Art

Modern Art - And a panoramic view across the Oresund!

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1958 - and located beautifully on the East coast of Northern Sealand with a panoramic view across the Oresund to Sweden. The museum frames the marvellously landscaped Sculpture Park facing the sea - and the interaction between art - nature and the museum architecture is quite unique.

Louisiana is an international museum with a considerable collection of modern art. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 3000 works - and is one of the largest in Scandinavia. The collection takes its point of departure in the period after 1945 - including famous artists like Picasso - Giacometti - Dubuffet - Yves Klein - Andy Warhol - Rauschenberg - Henry Moore - Louise Bourgeois - Philip Guston - Morris Louis - Asger Jorn - Baselitz - Polke - Kiefer and Per Kirkeby.

Every year Louisiana Museum of Modern Art offers 4-6 temporary exhibitions - presenting both great modernist artists and the latest international contemporary art in the series Louisiana Contemporary.

Learn more about Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
- Learn more about how a genuine art lover and modern art enthusiast turned his summer residence Louisiana to one of Europe’s most visited Museum of Modern Art with a Modern Contemporary Art Gallery collection that is second to none.
- Learn more about the Sculpture Park placed in beautiful surroundings and right on the seashores of North Sealand.
- Learn how three wife’s - who all resided at the premises and called Louise - gave name to the Louisiana Modern Art Museum.

 
 
Excursion and field trip to Louisiana
Our Inbound Travel Service Team offers comprehensive excursion and field trip to The Louisiana Art Museum with a professional Guided Tour and Inspirational Storytelling together with a luncheon package - which will be consumed in or outside the Louisiana restaurant located on the seashores of the beautiful Oresound - with a spectacular view over the Sound to the coastline of Sweden.

This excursion can be combined with a tour to other Museums and Castles in and around the North Sealand area.

Inbound Travel Service:
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The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
An important part of the Danish Hunting and Forestry Heritage!
 
Museum of Hunting and Forestry
The Museum of Hunting and Forestry takes visitors way back in time - from the Stone Age to our present century.
The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry

A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage
!

Free Entry - Every Wednesday


The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry takes you way back in time - from the Stone Age up to our time - with a vast collection of artefacts and antique hunting gear that covers the cultural history - and the development of hunting and forestry in Denmark.



OBS!
The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry has moved to the peninsula of “Djursland” - located in the eastern province of Jutland - and will be a part of the “Green Museum" from January - 2017.

 

 
 
The Karen Blixen Museum
Learn more about world famous author Karen Blixen and visit her birthplace Rungstedlund!
 
"Ewald’s Room" & Blixen's Study
"Ewald’s Room" where Karen Blixen wrote many of her internationally renowned stories surrounded by her many artefacts from Africa.
The Karen Blixen Museum - Rungstedlund


World literature - Art - History - and Danish Cultural Heritage
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Beside the private home of Karen Blixen - The Karen Blixen Museum has a documentary exhibition about Karen Blixen’s life and work - Karen Blixen’s drawings and paintings - plus special exhibitions and activities.

Learn much more about Karen Blixen’s birthplace "Rungstedlund" - and the exiting Karen Blixen Museum situated in North Sealand - just on the sea shores of Oresound - plus experience the landscape behind that has more than 40 acres of park and garden - meadows - groves - and Karen Blixen’s final resting place on “Ewald’s Hill”. The area is preserved as a bird sanctuary.

See: Karen Blixen Museum

 
 
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Kronborg Castle - 1574
Kronborg Castle or Hamlets Castle - immortalised by Shakespeare!
 
"Hamlets Castle"
Kronborg Castle is also called "Hamlets Castle" - immortalised by Shakespeare - and built in 1574-1584 - by King Frederik II.
 

Kronborg Castle was added to the World Heritage List year 2000 - by the UN organization UNESCO - and is now a member of the world's cultural legacy.
 
Holger The Dane
The statue of the sleeping Danish national Hero "Holger the Dane" in the dungeons of Kronborg. "Holger Danske" will wake up to defend and rescue his country if Denmark ever should be in dangeror or attacked by any enemies.
Kronborg Castle - 1574
Danish History - and Danish Cultural Heritage!

"Hamlest Castle"
Kronborg Castle or Hamlets Castle - immortalised by Shakespeare - is situated at Helsingør or "Elsinore" and built by King Frederik II in 1574-84. See all the antique furnishings - medieval artefacts - casemates - military barracks etc. - plus a beautiful view over the bustling Oresound to Sweden and Helsingborg city.

Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle is built by King Frederik II in 1574-84. After the fire in 1629 - his son the great builder among Danish Kings Christian IV (King from 1577-1648 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1588-1648) completed the building of Kronborg Castle in 1638. Kronborg Castle is built on the spit of North Sealand - and placed at the entrance of Øresund (Oresound) - which was the ideal position to collect Sound Duties from ships entering the waters of the Sound and Strait between the seashores of Denmark and Sweden to secure state taxes and revenues - but is also situated strategically as a heavy fortress to defend the Kingdom of Denmark.


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Kronborg Castle - Hamlets Castle

 
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Kronborg Castle is a World Heritage Site.


 
 
The Danish Maritime Museum
The Danish Maritime Museum is a "must see" Cultural - Historical & Maritime venue!
 
Danish Maritime Museum
The Danish Maritime Museum offers more than 600 years of exciting naval history with numerous historical and maritime artefacts - paintings and objects. Kronborg Castle is illuminated at the back.
 
Interactive Exhibition
The Danish Maritime Museum provides the visitors with an intelligent and interactive exhibition with film projections and games for all ages.
The Danish Maritime Museum

The Danish Maritime Museum is a "must see" cultural and historical venue that is situated in new spellbinding surroundings in the former dry dock of Elsinore Shipyard that is swept in shipbuilding history since 1882 - and just nearby the coastline of East Sealand - and neighbour to legendary Kronborg Castle that once was the gatekeeper to the Baltic Sea. The Museum exhibits many fascinating and historical objects - paintings and photographs that portrays the history of Danish shipping and naval history from the early 15th century up to our time. The Maritime Museum of Denmark tells the story of Denmark as one of the world’s leading seafaring nations that challenged the seven oceans with superb seamanship and global trade - which since made the maritime transport with Danish vessels to be a vital source of income to Denmark. The Danes have proud sailing traditions as merchants since the Viking era - where the Vikings were great explorers and voyagers.

Learn more about over 600 years of exciting Naval History!
The Danish Maritime Museum provides visitors with over 600 years of exciting naval history that goes hand in hand with all the historical and maritime artefacts the visitor will voyage through in a spectacular set-up - as well as exploring the Danish maritime world and the life of the courageous naval personal and brave sailors plus their ongoing activities and enthusiastic skills at sea - in peace and at wartime. The Naval Museum also offers their guests an intelligent and interactive exhibition with film projections and games that will give visitors of all ages an extraordinary experience - which later will be reminded as an inspirational and unforgettable break and stay in a captivating maritime and naval environment.



 
 
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Frederiksborg Castle - 1600
National Art & History - and Danish Cultural Heritage!
A Renaissance Edifice - 1600
Frederiksborg Castle from 1600 - houses the Museum of National History. The castle is the finest and biggest Renaissance edifice ever seen in Northern Europe.
Frederiksborg Castle - Museum of National History

National Art & History - and Danish Cultural Heritage
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Frederiksborg Castle - Museum of National History is situated in the town of Hillerød with a unique art collection that is world famous - and a sanctuary for art lovers - as well as for new and old museum goers.

A visit at these Royal premises and authentic surroundings is a must - and will bring one back in Danish and Royal history for ever!


See: Frederiksborg Castle - Museum of National History

 
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Jægerspris Castle & Royal Museum
Private living quarters of King Frederik VII and Countess Danner!
Jægerspris Castle - 1300
Jægerpris Castle from 1300 - houses the Museum and the living quarter of King Frederik VII and Countess Danner plus numeous artefacts from the Royal couple’s private collections.
 
Jærgerspris Slot & Royal Museum
The Royal Audience Hall at Jægerspris Castle - with the golden statue of King Christian IV - as a central monument in historic surroundings.
Jægerspris Castle & Royal Museum - Jærgerspris Slot
Jægerspris Castle & Royal Museum

The quite remarkable Jægerspris Castle - Jærgerspris Slot - is situated outside of the small town Jægerspris - located in mid Sealand on the Hornsherred peninsula with the calm waters of scenic Roskilde Fjord and Isefjord as neighbours. The Baroque Jægerspris Castle from around 1300 - has been the property of Danish monarchs since the 13th century - and was the retreat castle for King Frederik VII - who was the last Oldenburg King of Denmark to rule as an absolute monarch - and who signed the first Danish Constitution in 1849 - which mainly gave all Danes their democratic rights - and governing is still based on these everlasting reforms. King Frederik VII (1808-1863 – ruled Denmark 1848-63) - lived at Jægerspris Castle together with his beloved wife Countess Danner from 1854 - until his death in 1863. Countess Danner opened the Castle for the public in 1866 - and turned some of the Castle buildings into an asylum for poor women and homeless orphans.

Countess Danner’s burial mound
Visitors can experience the private living quarters of King Frederik VII and Countess Danner - as well as the beautiful park area - where the park also contains Countess Danner’s burial mound.
 
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Roskilde Cathedral - The Royal Mausoleum
The most outstanding Royal Mausoleum in the world!
 
Roskilde Cathedral
Roskilde Cathedral - the Royal Mausoleum - and the final resting place for all the Danish Royalties since the 15th century.
 
In 1995 Roskilde Cathedral was included in UNESCO's list of the world's inalienable cultural treasures and selected by UNESCO as a genuine and incredible World Heritage site.
Roskilde Cathedral - The Royal Mausoleum

Royal History - and Danish Cultural Heritage
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Roskilde Cathedral from the 12th century houses the biggest and most outstanding Mausoleum in the world - as it is the final resting place for all the Danish Royalties since the 15th century - and after the protestant reformation in 1536.

There are gorgeous sarcophaguses of Danish Kings and Queens - as well as family members of successive rulers and their descendants.


Learn much more about Danish Kings and Queens

- Learn much more about Danish Kings and Queens from the dynastic Oldenburg royalties - to the later Glücksborg dynasty by visiting Roskilde Cathedral.


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Royal Mausoleum - Roskilde Cathedral

 
 
*The Viking Ship Museum - Roskilde
Danish Viking Culture & Viking Heritage!
 
Five Prehistoric Ships
Five prehistoric ships from the Viking period around 1030-50 A.C. is exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum - that is beautifully located on the seashores of Roskilde Fjord.
 
Tours in Viking Ships
There are daily tours for visitors in reconstructed Viking Vessels - who can enjoy the scenic Roskilde Fjord plus test their skills as Vikings at sea.
 
Viking Ship Building
Visitors can follow the creation of new Viking Ships at the ship building venue of the Viking Ship Museum - which is a fascinating experience.
 
The Viking Ship Museum
Danish Viking Culture & Viking Heritage

The Viking Ship Museum is located attractively on the seashores of pictureque Roskilde Fjord - where visitor will be taken back to over thousand years of Danish Viking history and splendid ship-building traditions of the Viking Age - as well as the display of five prehistoric Viking ships from the Viking period around 1030-50 A.C. - which was found in 1960
- nearby the Viking Ship Museum venue - and purposely sunk down by the Vikings at the bottom of Roskilde fjord - as a shield against sea-based foreign intruders and plundering enemies.

Visitors will experience the activities around the always busy ship building area - were new replicas are built of ancient Viking Ships - and guest can take a trip in one of these Vikings Boats on Roskilde Fjord. The ship collection includes around 40 small and big Viking Vessels - all built at the primitive shipyard of the Viking Ship Museum and located at the museum’s harbour. The Danes have proud sailing traditions as merchants since the Viking era - where the Vikings were great explorers and voyagers.

The Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde Fjord - will tell a fascinating and exciting story about the Danish Vikings and their well organised lifestyle and thriving settlements during the Viking era in Denmark - that is supported with numerous historical artefacts and archaeological gems plus the main focus on the primeval Viking Ships and the reconstructed Viking Vessels that will give the spectators the full insight in the rich Danish Viking Culture and the Vikings legacy - as being great shipbuilders that turned them into genuine Masters and Explorers of the Sea. The Danes are enormously proud of being the descendants of these courageous Viking warriors and enterprising merchants - that also is a vital part of the Danes Viking Heritage - and Denmark - which is best known as Viking Country.

Learn more about the Danish Vikings at the Viking Ship Museum
- Learn more about how the Danish Vikings were skilful and innovative shipbuilders - plus famous seafarers and navigators - building their magnificent long ships - which they embarked on voyages of exploration far and wide - from Denmark to overseas destinations - as to North America.

- Learn more about how the Danish Viking ruled the waves and the coasts of Europe - plus various other parts of the world from the eighth to the eleventh century.

- Learn more about how the Danish Vikings sunk the five exhibited Viking vessels to barricade the entrance to Roskilde Fjord.

 

 
 
 
Museums in Copenhagen - Free Admission
All youngsters under 18 - have free access to all National Museums in Denmark.
All Historical Churches and the Cathedral in Copenhagen - Free entrance all year round.

See below - all Museums in Copenhagen with Free Admission on selected days.
 
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Copenhagen Post Museum.
Museums in Copenhagen with free entrance all year round
- The Banking and Savings Bank Museum
- The David Collection
- The Diesel House
- The Post and Telegraph Museum
- Møstings Hus

Museums in Copenhagen with free entrance all on Tuesdays

- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Museums in Copenhagen with free entrance all on Wednesdays

- Danish Architecture Centre
- Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
- The Hirschsprung Collection
- Royal Arsenal Museum
- Royal Danish Naval Museum
- Thorvaldsen Museum

Museums in Copenhagen with free entrance all on Fridays

- Museum of Copenhagen
 
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