Six Cool Museums in Denmark

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An enriching trip to any place should not just include visits to top tourist attractions including historical landmarks. A must-do for any traveler is to set a time to explore the area’s various museums.

This to-do task is not much of a problem when in Denmark. This Nordic country boasts of several great museums of various types so make sure you list them in your itinerary.

Nationalmuseet – This National Museum of Denmark is situated inside a mansion that dates back to the 18th century. Visitors here will learn about life during the reign of the Vikings and see medieval artifacts. There’s also a 1970s sitting room here and children can get to have a hands-on experience in a specific section meant for kids.

Louisiana Museum – This Museum for Modern Art showcases four different major collections of beautiful and unique art pieces. The building itself on the North Zealand coast is a historical structure having been built in 1958 as a center for art, architecture and landscape. Each year, the museum also accommodates four to five temporary exhibitions and there’s a separate play area exclusively for children.

Experimentarium – This is a national science museum where children can experiment with a lot of things from levers, buttons and triggers and learn from them. There are several sections that are sure to captivate children’s attention for the entire afternoon.  It’s also here where the bubble show takes place each year.

Kunstindustrimuseet – This is the Museum of Applied Arts that features handicrafts that started during the Middle Ages and are still being applied today. Showcased there are china, fabrics, silverware, jewels, furniture and household items.

Kobenhavns Bymuseum – Situated near Vesterbro Torv, the building where this museum is housed was constructed in 1797. Visitors here will learn about Copenhagen’s history and developments via a film and sounds.

Cisternerne, Sondermarken – This museum of stained glass that features a pyramid-shaped entrance made from steel and glass. Inside, visitors will be awed at the collection of stained glass art. 

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