The best museums in Copenhagen in December 2023

These are the top 50 best museums in Copenhagen, Denmark, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek1

    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum in Copenhagen that holds and displays a collection built around the collection of the Danish beer magnate Carl Jacobsen, with especially antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Rome and Greece. Apart from the
  2. The National Museum of Denmark2

    The National Museum of Denmark

    The The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) is the largest museum of cultural history in the whole country. This museum, located in Copenhagen will guide you through several thousand years of both Danish and foreign culture. Highlights of the collections include Golden Horns of Gallehus, Gun
  3. Rosenborg Castle3

    Rosenborg Castle

    The Rosenborg Castle is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen that was built in 1606 and was used as the seat of Danish kings for about a hundred years. The castle was opened to the public in 1838 and it houses a museum which displays the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal
  4. National Gallery of Denmark4

    National Gallery of Denmark

    The National Gallery of Denmark (SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst) is the Danish national gallery, located in Copenhagen. The museum was built in 1896 and designed by the architects Vilhelm Dahlerup and Georg E.W. Miller. In 1970 the building was expanded by architect Niels Koppel and in 1998 a modern
  5. National Aquarium Denmark5

    National Aquarium Denmark

  6. The David Collection6

    The David Collection

    The David Collection (Davids Samling) is an art museum in Copenhagen that is housed in a neoclassical building opposite the Rosenborg castle gardens. The museum of the David Collection holds and displays art and crafts from 18th-century Europe, from the Danish Golden Age, modern Danish art, and one
  7. Visit Carlsberg7

    Visit Carlsberg

  8. Online discount!Copenhagen Zoo8

    Copenhagen Zoo

    The Copenhagen Zoo (København Zoo) is a zoo in Frederiksberg, whic is part of Copenhagen. The zoo comprises 11 hectares and is one of Europe's oldest zoos. The zoo has around 4,200 animals, related to around 264 animal species. The Copenhagen Zoo has various themed main areas, including: the Nordics
  9. Amalienborg9


    The Amalienborg is a Rococo palace complex in Copenhagen that serves as the residence of the Danish royals. It consists of four palaces that are exact copies of one another, all organized symmetrically around a small square. The statue of a man on a horse in the middle of the square depicts king Fre
  10. The Design Museum of Denmark10

    The Design Museum of Denmark

    The Designmuseum Danmark (The Design Museum of Denmark) is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to design and applied art. It is Denmark's largest museum for Danish and international design with a permanent collection that offers an overview of 20th-century Danish design and applied art, with wo
  11. Museum of Danish Resistance11

    Museum of Danish Resistance

  12. Thorvaldsens Museum12

    Thorvaldsens Museum

    The Thorvaldsens Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). It is the oldest museum in Denmark that was built from 1839 to 1848, after the sculptor returned from Rome in 1838. In addition to the collection of models and drawings of almost al
  13. Danish War Museum13

    Danish War Museum

    The Danish War Museum (Royal Danish Arsenal Museum) is a military history museum of historical weapons in Copenhagen that is housed in an arsenal building that was built in 1604 by Christian IV and is still one of the biggest of its kind in the world. With more than 100.000 weapons in the collection
  14. The Open Air Museum14

    The Open Air Museum

  15. Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)15

    Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)

    Den Hirschsprungske Samling, or Hirschsprung Collection is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to visual art from Denmark, mostly from the 19th century. The Hirschsprung Collection is chronologically exhibited. Much space is reserved for artists from the Danish Golden Age, but later 19th-centur
  16. Museum of Copenhagen16

    Museum of Copenhagen

    The Museum of Copenhagen (Københavns Museum) is the official museum of the city of Copenhagen. It documents the history of Copenhagen from the 12th century to the present. The museum has six walking routes that visitors can walk through with the help of a map and an MP3 player. Each route has its ow
  17. The Cathedral Museum - Church of Our Lady17

    The Cathedral Museum - Church of Our Lady

  18. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art18

    ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

  19. National Museum of Photography19

    National Museum of Photography

  20. The Cisterns20

    The Cisterns

  21. The Workers Museum21

    The Workers Museum

    The Workers' Museum in Copenhagen is dedicated to the history of the workers in Denmark and the Danish labor movement. Founded in 1983, the museum is housed in the historic union house of the Danish trade unions from 1879. A significant part of the exhibition is devoted to the daily lives of the wor
  22. Post & Tele Museum22

    Post & Tele Museum

    The Post & Tele Museum was Denmark’s national museum of post and telecommunications. It closed in 2017 and reopened on a new location as the Enigma Museum.
  23. Medical Museion23

    Medical Museion

    The Medical Museion is a museum in Copenhagen that researches, collects and exhibits medical heritage. The museum is housed in buildings from 1787 that were built for the Surgical Academy. The museum's collections were founded by a group of Copenhagen doctors in 1906/1907. Since 1918, the University
  24. Danish Jewish Museum24

    Danish Jewish Museum

    The Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jødisk Museum) is a museum in Copenhagen that documents the approximately 400-year history of the Jews in Denmark. One focus of the museum is the rescue of Danish Jews during Nazi occupation in October 1943. The museum is located in Slotsholmen, in a former building o
  25. Guinness World Records Museum25

    Guinness World Records Museum

    The Guinness World Records Museum (The Guinness World of Records Museum) is a museum in Copenhagen that exhibit a number of the world records recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
  26. Zoologisk Museum26

    Zoologisk Museum

    The Copenhagen Zoological Museum (Zoologisk Museum) is a museum in Copenhagen that is part of the Natural History Museum in the city. The Zoological Museum is among the world's oldest natural history museums, as its collection was started by Ole Worm over 350 years ago. In its permanent exhibition '
  27. Copenhagen Amber Museum27

    Copenhagen Amber Museum

  28. Natural History Museum of Denmark28

    Natural History Museum of Denmark

    In the corner of the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, you will find the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Here close to Nørreport Station, you can experience the beautiful old mineral halls and explore the temporary exhibitions on the world of nature. The museum also manages the Zoological Museum in
  29. Dieselhouse29


  30. Storm P. Museum30

    Storm P. Museum

    The Storm P. Museum is a a biographical museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to the life and oeuvre of Danish humorist Robert Storm Petersen, popularly known as Storm P. The museum, that is housed in a former local police station exhibits a collection that illustrates a large number of Storm P.'s
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    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

    The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Copenhagen is a Ripley's museum that is smaller compared to others, located close to the city hall and next to a museum of H. C. Andersen. Ripley deals in bizarre, strange and unusual events and items.
  32. The Bakkehus Museum32

    The Bakkehus Museum

    The Bakkehus Museum is a historic house museum in Copenhagen that dates from the 1520s, having served a number of functions over the years, including as a farmhouse, inn, private home, psychiatric hospital and orphanage, but mostly known to be associated with Knud Lyne Rahbek and his wife, Kamma Rah
  33. The Danish Music Museum33

    The Danish Music Museum

    The Danish Music Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that contains musical instruments from all over the world with the oldest museum pieces dating back to the 16th century. Furthermore, The Danish Music Museum includes a library and archive of items especially related to instruments and Danish music l
  34. Danish Police Museum34

    Danish Police Museum

    The Danish Police Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that is housed in a former police station. The museum is dedicated to the history of law enforcement in Denmark and includes an exhibition on the history of the Danish Police Corps from its foundation in 1682 until the present day. Furthermore, it c
  35. Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre35

    Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre

    Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre is a private museum institution located inside the ancient Danish Hofteatret (court theater) in Copenhagen. The museum traces the history of Danish theater with the exhibition of documents, paintings, letters, costumes, models and scene drawings. The court theater
  36. Nyboders Mindestuer36

    Nyboders Mindestuer

    The Nyboder is a historic area with yellow coloured houses, cobbled streets and disused air raid shelters that was originally a barracks to house sailors and their families. It contains large notices around the site explaining the history of the area.
  37. The Vessels at Holmen37

    The Vessels at Holmen

  38. The Victorian Home38

    The Victorian Home

  39. Tage Andersen Boutique & Museum39

    Tage Andersen Boutique & Museum

  40. The Lapidarium of Kings - Christian IV's Brewhouse40

    The Lapidarium of Kings - Christian IV's Brewhouse

    The Lapidarium of Kings - Christian IV's Brewhouse is a lapidarium in Copenhagen that is housed in the 400 year old brewhouse of King Christian IV where it exhibits a royal collection of stoneworks. The collection consists of 300 statues, sculptures and ornamentation from various materials gathered
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    Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House

    The ans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to the world's most famous fairy tale writer, exhibiting scenes from his stories with sounds effects that will make you feel like you are in a different world. Moreover, you can also learn more about the life of
  42. Kunsthal Charlottenborg42

    Kunsthal Charlottenborg

  43. Danish Revue Museum43

    Danish Revue Museum

    The Danish Revue Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that is housed in a Neoclassical country house built for August Jacob Christian Riise in 1860. The museum is dedicated to the history of humorous entertainment in Denmark, as well as the Danish Revue tradition. The collection contains pieces from the
  44. Spejdermuseet44


    The Spejdermuseet is the Scout Museum run by the Danish Scout Corps that is housed in the old Naval Station Holmen in Copenhagen. The museum exhibits objects from the history of the corps, from the beginning of the scout movement in 1909, over the merger of the then DDS and the Danish Girl Scout Cor
  45. Kunstforeningen Gl Strand45

    Kunstforeningen Gl Strand

  46. Museum for Banks and Saving Banks46

    Museum for Banks and Saving Banks

  47. North Atlantic House47

    North Atlantic House

    Nordatlantens Brygge, or North Atlantic House is a cultural center where visitors can experience art and culture from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland and the rest of the Nordic region. Visitors can experience everything from art exhibitions, concerts and films to events and lectures, with b
  48. Experimentarium City48

    Experimentarium City

  49. Enigma – Museum of Post, Tele and Communication49

    Enigma – Museum of Post, Tele and Communication

    The Enigma – Museum of Post, Tele and Communication is an interactive museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to communication. The collection includes old phones, first mobile phones or even letters dating back to the 17th century.
  50. Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art50

    Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

    Den Frie Udstilling ('The free exhibition') is an artists' association that was founded in 1891 and is the owner of the Den Frie Udstillingsbygning ('The Free Exhibition Building'), where it presents an annual exhibition.It exhibits contemporary art selected by the artists who are members of the ass

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