The National Museum of Denmark

Stunning history museums

Copenhagen oozes of history with its cobblestone narrow streets, old timbered houses, ancient castles and palaces. Explore the history of Copenhagen’s defence in green surroundings at Copenhagen's Fortifications, which were built to defend the city. Experience Denmark's 1,000-year history - from the Viking Age 800 to 1066 and the time of Bishop Absalon (1167) to 20th century Depression and World War II history - in the city's museums. Below you will find the best history museums the city has to offer.

We also recommend our guides to Copenhagen at war and museums on Slotsholmen.