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Copenhagen's top museums

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Copenhagen is a great city for art lovers and home to internationally acknowledged art museums, and also boasts some fantastic themed and historic museums. Here are the best of the lot; some in the lush outskirts of the city and others smack dap in the midst of it all.

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Museum of Copenhagen
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Museum of Copenhagen

Get under the skin of Copenhagen at its city museum.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a leading international art museum and an absolute top attraction in Denmark. Art, nature and architecture combine in a total experience that attracts guests from...

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
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Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Enjoy international contemporary art in a former palace.

Nikolaj Kunsthal
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Nikolaj Kunsthal

Don't be fooled. It's not a church: it's a modern art gallery in disguise.

SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark
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SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

Denmark's largest art gallery, SMK has an outstanding collection of Danish and international art.

Cisternerne
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Cisternerne

Buried deep beneath Søndermarken's green grass is a massive underground world holding the city's most unique art space.

Danish Architecture Center

Much more than a museum about Danish architecture, it's a full experience with walks, talks and more.

Glyptoteket
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Glyptoteket

Art and sculpture museum in central Copenhagen with a glorious winter garden.

Copenhagen Contemporary
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Copenhagen Contemporary

International contemporary art center showing installation art from world stars and emerging talent.

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
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ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Discover works by Damien Hirst and Ai Weiwei at this stunning modern art gallery on the beach at Ishøj.

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
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Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

This beautiful wooden building is of the oldest venues for contemporary art in Denmark.

Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
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Kunstforeningen GL STRAND

Modern art gallery with a focus on young artists.

The Workers Museum
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The Workers Museum

Step back in time to the 1950s in this museum about everyday life set in the historic Worker's Union and Meeting building.

Ordrupgaard Museum
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Ordrupgaard Museum

Ordrupgaard is a state-owned art museum close to Dyrehaven and Jægersborg in Greater Copenhagen. The museum is known for its large collection of French and Danish pieces from the 19th and 20th centuri...

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Thorvaldsens Museum
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Thorvaldsens Museum

A celebration of the life and work of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

The Hirschsprung Collection
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The Hirschsprung Collection

This glorious gallery showcases Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century, including the best of the Danish Golden Age.

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Experience award-winning architecture and interactive exhibitions in the maritime surroundings of Kulturhavn Kronborg in Elsinore.

The Museum of Danish Resistance
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The Museum of Danish Resistance

Go underground and join the Danish resistance during the Second World War.

The National Museum
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The National Museum

Denmark's showstopping national history museum.

Open Air Museum
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Open Air Museum

The Open Air Museum, Frilandsmuseet, is one of the oldest and largest open air museums in the world.

STORM Museum
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STORM Museum

Newspaper cartoonist Robert Storm Petersen (1882-1949), known as Storm P., has his own museum at the entrance to Frederiksberg Gardens where you can view satirical drawings, cartoons and paintings.   ...

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