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Posted on 02 March 2012

Last Updated 02 March 2012


National museum (Nationalmuseet) in Copenhagen (it is located near to Njuhavn, opposite to Kristiansborga) - the largest cultural-historical museum of Denmark. It is opened in 1892. Its collection containing a considerable quantity of exhibits, illustrates history of Denmark since the Stone Age and further the period of Vikings, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and modern history. In museum meeting antique exhibits, and also collections of coins and medals and children's toys are presented.
Cost of tickets: the adult - 25 crones, children's - are free; on Wednesdays an input free
It is opened: vt-vsk 10:00-17:00
The day off - Monday

The National Museum - is a major public cultural-historical museum in Denmark. The exposition covers the cultural history of both Denmark and other countries. The museum is located in Prince Palace (Palace of the Prince) in the channel Frederikskholm in Copenhagen. The building once belonged to the Crown Prince, who in 1746 ascended the throne under the name of Frederic V.

The collections date back to the Royal Kunstkammer. Her extensive collection of works of art, paintings, ethnographic artifacts, weapons and antiquities was laid by Frederick III about 1650 in 1807 founded the Royal Commission for the Conservation of Antiquities, and in 1819 in the attic above the church of the Trinity was opened Museum of Northern Antiquities. In 1832 the collection was moved to a more extensive premises in Christiansborg. Shortly after the adoption of a new constitution in 1849, according to which the royal collection passed to the state, it was decided to collect them all in the Prince Palace Hotel.

Assembly of the National Museum of incredibly rich and well known. It is in the National Museum, and you can see all the treasures (including the solar chariot and a girl from Egtveda) and at the same time to understand and present nature, culture and the people behind these amazing finds.The collections tell the people who lived in Denmark for 10 thousand years, and provide an opportunity to compare Danish culture with the cultures of the world.

This impressive museum, opened in the beautiful palace of the XVIII century. in the heart of Copenhagen, is also Children's Museum, the exhibition is devoted to fascinating topics such as "North in the shadow of Roman rule," or Indian "God - is a woman."

As far as the Stone Age, the most impressive is how the products have been improved in the early flint stone. The pride of the meeting was a flint knife from Hindsgavl, a thickness of 1 cm

Bronze Age finds are particularly rich. A girl from Egtveda - a perfect example of the numerous, well preserved in oak coffins of the Bronze Age finds, and curved bronze tube became a national symbol of Denmark.

From the Iron Age treasures can be seen, for example, 21-meter-long ship from Hortspringa, the oldest trophy of war in Europe, or the impressive bowl of Gundestrup, dating back to 1. BC A large silver vessel - one of the finest examples in Europe, silver casting, but his motives reminiscent of fantastic images of Celtic mythology.

Significant findings (including gold) are treated as the Iron Age, as well as to the time of the Vikings. In addition, the National Museum - the repository of the main part of the Danish runic stones. The rich collection of medieval, the interiors of XIX century. and the country's largest collection of coins of the National Museum of doing something more than just a repository of antiquities.

The museum has several permanent exhibitions, including "Ancient Denmark", "Denmark in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance," "History of Denmark from 1660 to 2000", "Ancient Art", "Peoples of the World," "ethnographic treasure" and so-called Children's Museum. Among the exhibits actually Danish - Viking treasures of the tombs are well preserved bog finds, amazing medieval ecclesiastical objects and the world's largest collection of gold altars.

In addition, the National Museum you can see the ancient coin of Denmark, weapons and jewelry of the Iron Age, found in the early settlements of the Stone Age (the time hunting and gathering), wind musical instrument of the Bronze Age - pipes, Egyptian mummies and Greek marble statue of the age of four thousand years Other exhibits - from Greenland magical amulets, objects of worship America before Columbus, costumes and decorations, prairie Indians, Japanese samurai garb, mysterious ancient Hindu goddess, or pictures of the world, depicting the people of America.

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