The collection of The National Museum of Denmark covers a wide range of eras, including the Bronze Age, the Danish Prehistory, Middle Ages and Renaissance. Unique antiquities of Mesopotamia and Persia are displayed in the specially designed exhibition rooms of the Prinsens Palæ. Hosting unique findings from the ancient times, such as the prehistoric Sun Chariot and the Gundestrup Cauldron, the museum has fairly earned the title of the most important in the country.
National Museum of Denmark, Ny Vestergade 10, Copenhagen, +45 33 13 44 11
With 35,000 artworks covering a period of 700 years of Danish and European art, The National Gallery of Denmark is certainly a must-visit museum for history and culture buffs. A stroll around the diverse exhibitions spaces will take visitors to a journey through time, which spans the Danish Golden Age to the international contemporary art of the 20th century. Picasso, Braque, Derain and Matisse are just a few of the artists whose paintings are hosted in the internationally renowned museum.
Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, Copenhagen, +45 33 74 84 94
Those who want to see more of the Danish art of the 19th century and unique masterpieces of the Golden Age shouldn’t miss out visiting The Hirschsprung Collection. It includes paintings by the internationally renowned artists C.W Eckersberg, Anna Ancher, J.Th.Lundbye and other popular figures of the Danish Golden Age and “The Modern Breakthrough” (1870-1890). Hirschsprung Collection is one the six museums included in the Parkmuseerne ticket, which costs 195DKK ($28.60 USD). Check out this article to find out more about membership cards that will help you discover Copenhagen on the cheap.
The Hirschsprung Collection, Stockholmsgade 20, Copenhagen, +45 35 42 03 36