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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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Designmuseum Danmark
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Designmuseum Danmark

Designmuseum Danmark offers displays of decorative art, crafts, and industrial designs from the Western world and Asia from the late Middle Ages and up to the present. Earlier, the museum was the firs...

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Thorvaldsens Museum
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Thorvaldsens Museum

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

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The National Museum
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The National Museum

Denmark's showstopping national history museum.

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Glyptoteket
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Glyptoteket

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

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Green ExperienceDanish Architecture Center
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Danish Architecture Center

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

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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.

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Copenhagen Contemporary
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Copenhagen Contemporary

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

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Museum of Illusions
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Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions Copenhagen is an interactive experience where the senses are activated, perspectives are challenged and imagination is awakened. Play and learning go hand in hand in the world's fa...

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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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Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund
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Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund

In the city of Rungsted, you will find the charming and historic house Rungstedlund. The authentic author home of Karen Blixen is today a museum, Bird Sanctuary and lovely café.

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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.

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Øregaard Museum
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Øregaard Museum

Øregaard Museum is a charming art museum located in Hellerup. The museum is known for its impressive collection of Danish art from the 19th and 20th centuries and for being an architectural gem in its...

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