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Last updated: 26 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Sarah Marshall

This world-class museum, home to Denmark’s finest collection of ethnographic artefacts, is a must-visit for any culture, history or anthropology aficionado. Exhibits range from peat bog excavations to the gorgeous Trundholm Sun Chariot model from 1400 BC.

The extensive Viking collection features everyday tools and artefacts, clothes and weapons, as well as silver jewellery and coins from private stashes. buried by the wealthy during times of unrest.

Price from: £13
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Try and get there early in the morning or two hours before closing, as the museum can really pack out with group tours – problematic even considering its large size.

One-hour guided tours run daily but vary in subject, focused on a different theme or collection each time – see the website for the current offering. Buy a ticket in advance from the website to guarantee a spot. Private guided tours for large groups are also available on request.

The museum has a café and restaurant. Visitors can also bring their own food and eat it in the picnic room or garden.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, seven days a week in summer months. It closes on Mondays from October to May.

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