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National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen is Denmark's largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike. The museum's main domicile is a classical 18th century mansion just a short distance from Strøget at the center of Copenhagen. The National Museum is the museum for all Denmark, where you can follow the history of the Danes up until the present day. At the National museum you can take a journey around the world from Greenland to South America. In addition, the museum sponsors SILA - The Greenland Research Centre at the National Museum of Denmark to further archaeological and anthropological research in Greenland.

At the museum visitors can experience 14,000 years of Danish prehistory, from the reindeer-hunters of the Ice Age to the voyages of the Vikings. Or explore some of the wonderful works of art created in praise of God in the Middle Ages, when the church played a huge role in Danish life. You can also see Danish coins from Viking times to the present and coins from ancient Rome and Greece, as well as examples of the coinage and currencies of other cultures.

The National Museum keeps Denmark's largest and most varied collection of objects from the ancient cultures of Greece and Italy, the Middle East and Egypt. Notable artifacts include The Golden horns of Gallehus, Egtved Girl, Kingittorsuaq Runestone, Snoldelev Stone, Trundholm Sun Chariot and Seikilos epitaph.

For more information and enquiries please contact The National Museum of Denmark Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK 1220 Copenhagen K, Tel: (+45) 33 13 44 11, E-mail:

National Museum of Denmark

Prinsens Palais in Copenhagen, home of the National Museum of Denmark
Photograph taken by Nico-d

Statens Museum for Kunst

is the Danish national gallery located in Copenhagen. The museum collects, registers, maintains, researches in and handles Danish and foreign art dating from the 14th Century till the present day, mostly with their origins in western culture circles. As far as the Danish art is concerned the museum must invest in and maintain representative collections. The museum's collections comprise almost 9,000 paintings and sculptures, approximately 300,000 works of art on paper as well as more than 2,600 plaster casts of figures from ancient times, the middle-ages and the Renaissance. The major part of the museum's older collections comes from the art chambers of Danish kings.

For more information and enquiries please telephone: +45 43 73 76 90 or contact

Statens Museum for Kunst

Entrance to Statens Museum for Kunst

Museum of Copenhagen

The Museum of Copenhagen is the official museum of Copenhagen that documents the history of Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 12th century to the present day. The museum is situated near the Central Station at Vesterbrogade, in a mansion from 1787 which used to house the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society. It overlooks Skydebanehaven, the former shooting range now serving as a small public park. Outside the museum's entrance is a large scale model of medieval Copenhagen. Part of the adjacent street Absalongade serves as a museum street, featuring historic street furniture.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum of Copenhagen, Vesterbrogade 59, DK-1620 København V, Tel: +45 33 21 07 72, E-mail:

Museum of Copenhagen

Museum of Copenhagen

National Danish Museum of Photography

The National Danish Museum of Photography is situated in the Black Diamond, a modern waterfront extension to the Royal Danish Library. Photographs which are either of special historic or artistic importance now form the basis of the museum. Today, the Royal Library's collection contains around 18 million photographs. The museum's collections, comprising of around 100,000 photographs, include Danish and international photography from its invention in 1839 to the present day. Pioneering photography from the 19th century is particularly is well represented. The collection of daguerreotypes is the largest in Scandinavia. The museum's exhibitions are generally based on its collection which is frequently enriched by loans from artists or other institutions.

For more information and enquiries please contact The National Museum of Photography, The Royal Library, P.O. Box 2149, DK-1016 København K, Tel: +45 3347 4747, E-mail:

The National Danish Museum of Photography

The Black Diamond seen at night, housing The National Danish Museum of Photography
Photograph taken by Jørgen True

The David Collection

The David Collection is a museum of fine and applied art in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is particularly famous for its collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century, which is one of the largest in Northern Europe. The museum also holds fine and applied art from Europe in the 18th century and the Danish Golden Age as well as a small collection of Danish early modern art. All the works of art in the collection of Danish early modern art were acquired by C.L. David himself. The museum is located in a neo-classical building in Kronprinsessegade 30 in central Copenhagen, overlooking Rosenborg Castle Garden. The collection is most noted for its collection of Islamic art and contains works from almost the entire Islamic cultural sphere, from Spain in the West to India in the East and dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries.

For more information and enquiries please contact Kronprinsessegade 30, 1306 Copenhagen K, Denmark, Tel: +45 33 73 49 49, E-mail:

The David Collection

The David Collection, Islamic collection
Davids Samling (the David Collection)


Kunstforeningen, now officially called Gammel Strand after its address, is an exhibition space amd non-profit membership organization located at Gammel Strand in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1825 to promote and support art through public exhibitions, lectures, acquisitions of art works for distributions among the members, in support of artists and publications on art. Kunstforeningen hosts five exhibitions every year. The emphasis is on Danish and international contemporary art.

For more information and enquiries please contact Gammel Strand 48, DK 1202 Kobenhavn K, Tel: +45 3336 0260, E-mail:

Kunstforeningen (Gammel Strand)

Entrance to Gammel Strand

Tøjhus Museum

The Tøjhus Museum is a museum of military history and arms on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in Christian IVs arsenal Tøjhuset. The building served as an arsenal well into the 19th century but already from the 1680s, it also housed historic collections. Outside the Tøjhus building, overlooking the harbour, stands the Isted Lion which was reclaimed from Germany in 1945 after World War II. The collections of weapons are some of the most extensive in the world. More than 8000 swords, pistols, armours, machine guns and other weapons and military attributes are displayed in the museum's Great Gallery and the Canon Galley boasts more than 300 canons dating from the 16th century to present days.

For more information and enquiries please contact National Museum of Military History, Frederiksholms Kanal 29, DK-1220 Copenhagen K, Tel: +45 33 11 60 37, E-mail:

Tøjhus Museum

Tøjhusmuseet, The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum in Copenhagen

Danish Jewish Museum

The Danish Jewish Museum, in Copenhagen, Denmark, sits inside the Danish Royal Library’s old Galley House and exhibits Danish Jewish historical artifacts and art. The space’s evolving function influenced Libeskind’s design. The museum’s layout incorporates a pedestrian walk between the new and old libraries, outdoor summer seating for a café, and intimate conversation spaces at the ground level of the entrance. The whole building is organized as a series of planes, each corresponding to a particular field of religious discourse. Together, the planes, named Exodus, Wilderness, The Giving of the Law, and The Promised Land, carved interior corridors of fractured passageways and slanted floors. These corridors comprise the museums exhibition space.

For more information and enquiries please contact The Royal Library's garden, Marine Passage 6, 1218 Copenhagen K, Tel: +45 33 11 22 18, E-mail:

The Danish Jewish Museum

An interior view of the Danish Jewish Museum
Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind

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