Nationalmuseet – Denmark’s largest cultural and historical museum

The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen consists of exhibitions about Danish and foreign history. It calls itself a museum of museums, and contains artefacts from the different eras, from the Viking Age up to the 21st century. It was a fun-filled learning experience for me and my sister when we visited the museum one cold day in spring. Aside from the Eskimo exhibition that I really enjoyed, the museum set up modern Japanese photo booths!

The National Musuem of Denmark
The National Museum of Denmark
The National Musuem of Denmark
The National Museum of Denmark

It was like walking through time as we explore the different sections of the museum. It has a large collection of artefacts and paintings from the Viking Era, the Danish prehistory, Medieval Ages and Renaissance, and the modern Denmark. It also has a collection of coins and medals. Apart from that, the museum contains substantial information about the history of foreign cultures. It didn’t show much about the Philippines, but a chunk of Asia and the Pacific islands was included. Entrance to the museum is not free, details of which can be found here: National Museum of Denmark. Here are some of the stuff you’d find in the museum:

Viking gears
Viking gears
A knight from the medieval times
A knight from the medieval times
Clocks
Clocks
Early keys
Early keys
Modern art
Modern art
A native American
A native American

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Knud Rasmussen, a Danish explorer and anthropologist, the father of Eskimology
Knud Rasmussen, a Danish explorer and anthropologist, the father of Eskimology

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Eskimo underwears
Eskimo underwears
Eskimo underwears
Eskimo underwears
Eskimo attire
Eskimo attire
From the Christian era
From the Christian era
From the Christian era
From the Christian era
From the 21st century
From the 21st century

One of my favorite sections is the interactive exhibition. During our visit, they had set up Japanese photobooths which my sister and I had fun trying out. I really don’t get what’s up with big eyes, but yeah… This year, if I’m not mistaken, the museum has a cosplay exhibition, which is also pretty interesting.

Kawaii...
Kawaii…

I love visiting museums and the Danish National Museum is a favorite. 🙂

Ancient Denmark worshipped the sun
Ancient Denmark worshipped the sun
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