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History museums in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen oozes of history, with its cobblestone narrow streets, old timbered houses, ancient castles and palaces. Throughout the city, loads of museums specialize in the most important periods in Danish history, where you get to dive deep into the past. Here are the best of the bunch!

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The National Museum
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The National Museum

Denmark's showstopping national history museum.

Christiansborg Palace
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Christiansborg Palace

Experience 800 years of royal history at the awe-inspiring Christiansborg Palace.

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.

Glyptoteket
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Glyptoteket

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

Frederiksborg Castle | Museum of National History

Frederiksborg - a unique Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. Picturesquely located in the centre of the castle lake in Hillerød lies Frederiksborg Castle, the largest in Scandinavia. This unique Renais...

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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 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.

The David Collection
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The David Collection

The David Collection in Copenhagen is the largest collection of Islamic art in Scandinavia.

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Danish War Museum
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Danish War Museum

Showcasing Danish military history from the 1500s until today, from samurai swords to World War II and the war in Afghanistan.

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.

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.

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