Whether your passion is art, history, science and technology or the natural world, you'll find plenty of interest in Copenhagen's many museums.
The National Museum
The National Museum of Denmark is a good place to start. Housed in a beautiful 18th-century mansion, the collection takes you on a time travel tour of the country, from the prehistoric era to the present. Special exhibitions mean there's always something new to see. On a smaller scale, the Copenhagen Museum records everyday life in Denmark's capital using historical and contemporary artifacts and images. This is a living collection that is constantly updated.
Located near the Citadel and surrounding park, as well as the Little Mermaid statue, the Museum of Danish Resistance is a hidden gem. Learn about the little-known German occupation of Denmark, with its moments of humour, heroism and tragedy, told through films, audio clips and exhibits.
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The Design Museum
Scandinavia is famous for ist clean and bold design. See examples of both Danish and international design, from the classic to the cutting-edge, at the Design Museum, a former hospital set in beautiful garden surroundings. The Danish Architecture Centre, with its fabulous views over the harbour, showcases architectural design and sustainable development.
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If you have children, the Experimentarium will keep them occupied for hours. This hands-on science museum is packed with exhibitions covering physics, the world around us, human body and much more, with demonstrations and activities bringing it all to life.
Tip - Buy a Copenhagen Card
When you are in the Danish capital, make sure you visit the museums highlighted here. To take full advantage of them, buy a Copenhagen Card at one of the city's tourist information points or online before your visit. As well as free travel on public transport, the card gives you free or discounted entry to more than 70 museums and other attractions.
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