List of museums in and around Copenhagen

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The following is a list of museums in Copenhagen, including all of the Region Hovedstaden [1] (best known in English-speaking countries as the Capital Region of Denmark).

The list[edit]

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Name Image District/place Municipality Type Summary
Amalienborg Museum Amalienborg Museum Copenhagen).jpg Amalienborg Slotsplads 1
1257 København K
Copenhagen Art, antiquities, historic site Located in Amalienborg Palace, the royal palace, displays the Chronological Collections of the Glücksburg monarchs
Amber Museum Copenhagen Amber Museum.jpg Nyhavn Copenhagen Design and natural history museum A combined shop and museum of amber
Arken Museum of Modern Art Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst.jpg Skovvej 100
2635 Ishøj
Ishøj Art A permanent collection of modern art and large changing exhibitions
Assistens Cemetery Assistens Kirkegård 2.jpg Nørrebro Copenhagen Art Historic cemetery, burial place of many famous people, small museum dedicated to the artist Germin Stilling in former stables
Bakkehuset Bakkehuset 1.JPG Rahbæks Allé 23
1801 Frederiksberg
Frederiksberg Historic house A historic house associated with the Danish Golden Age of the early 19th century
Blue Planet Aquarium Good night! (8611682534).jpg Kastrup Tårnby Aquarium Aquarium with 4,000,000 water
Brede House Brede Hovedbygning 29-04-20.jpg Brede Lyngby-Taarbæk Historic House A country house built in 1795 today managed by the National Museum as a historic house museum with interiors typical of its time
Carlsberg Visitor Centre Ny Carlsberg Bryghus (Copenhagen).jpg Carlsberg Copenhagen Municipality History Historic site, interactive experience centre
Charlottenborg Charlottenborg København.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Municipality Art Located in a historic building, large exhibition space for modern art
Church of Our Saviour Vor Frelsers Kirke Copenhagen.jpg Christianshavn Copenhagen Municipality Religious Lutheran church, access to the corkscrew spire
Cinemateket City Centre Copenhagen Film National Danish film museum with three auditoriums
The Cisterns Cisternerne - entrance.jpg Søndermarken Frederiksberg Art Located in a complex of abandoned, underground cisterns, hosts a permanent and special exhibitions of glass art
Copenhagen City Museum Overformynderiet (Vester Voldgade).jpg Vesterbro Copenhagen History Exhibitions about the history of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Zoo Elephants Zoo Copenhagen.jpg Frederiksberg Frederiksberg Science All-round zoological garden with Elephant House designed by Sir Norman Foster
Danish Architecture Centre BLOXVisitCopenhagen.jpg Christianshavn Copenhagen Design Changing exhibitions about architecture and urban planning
Danish Jewish Museum Danish Jewish Museum - main entrance.jpg Slotsholmen Copenhagen History Based at the Royal Danish Library in galleries designed by Daniel Libeskind, documenting Jewish history in Denmark
Danish Maritime Museum Danish Maritime Museum exterior.jpg Helsingør Helsingør Cultural history Museum dedicated to the maritime history of Denmark located in an underground museum building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group around a former dry dock
Danish Museum of Science & Technology Saab 17A.jpg Helsingør Helsingør Technology Dedicated to science and technology, focusing on display of machines and technology, old as well as new, including the recently used Soyuz TMA-12M space capsule.
National Gallery of Denmark SMK Entrance.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Municipality Art National collection of art from the 14th century to the present day
Danish Police Museum Danish Police Museum.JPG Nørrebro Copenhagen Municipality Cultural history A former police station from 1883, now a museum dedicated to the history of the Danish Police Fore and crime in Denmark
David Collection Davids Samling.JPG City Centre Copenhagen Art, applied arts Located in two Neo-classical town houses, extensive collection of Islamic Art and Danish and European fine and applied arts
Den Frie Udstillingsbygning Den frie udstilling 2005-01.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Art Contemporary art exhibitions
Design Museum Denmark Designmuseum Danmark.jpg Frederiksstaden Copenhagen Design Located in the 18th-century Frederick's Hospital, Denmark's national museum for design, both modern and historic
DieselHouse DieselHouse, Copenhagen.jpg South Docklands Copenhagen Technology Interactive experience centre with diesel technology as the main theme
Experimentarium Tuborg Havn Gentofte Technology Located in a former building of the Tuborg Brewery, science centre with interactive exhibitions, changing exhibitions
Finn Juhl House Finn Juhl House.JPG Klampenborg Gentofte Historic house Operated by Ordrupgaard, modernist house designed by Finn Juul with most of its furniture for his own use
Fotografisk Center Tap E temporary space.jpg Carlsberg Copenhagen Photography Exhibition space dedicated to Danish and International art photography
Frederiksborg Museum Frederiksborg Slot (Hillerød).jpg Hillerød Hillerød Art. historic site Located at Frederiksborg Castle, art collection illustrating Danish history combined with historic interiors
Frederiksholms Kanal 16–18 Frederiksholms Kanal 16-18IMG 5852.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Historic House The Victorian Home, a 15-room, late 19th-century bourgeois home is operated as a historic house museum by the National Museum of Denmark
Frieboeshvile Frieboeshvile, 2008-05-04.jpg Kongens Lyngby Lyngby-Taarbæk Local A former Rococo country house, now hosting the local historic collections for Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality
Gammel Holtegård Gammel Holtegaard 2011.jpg Holte Rudersdal Art Located in a former country house designed by architect Lauritz de Thurah for his own use, changing art exhibitions
Heerup Museum Rødovregård.jpg Rødovre Rødovre Art museum Biographical museum dedicated to the oeuvre of the artist Henry Heerup
Hirschsprung Collection Hirschsprungske-samling.2004.jpg Stockholmsgade 20
2100 København Ø
Copenhagen Art Large collection of Danish 19th- and early 20th-century art with come provinence furniture
Nivaagaard Nivaagaard - main building.JPG Nivå Fredensborg Art Permanent painting collection and changing exhibitions
J.F. Willumsens Museum Jfwillumsen 03.jpg Frederikssund Frederikssund Art Dedicated to the works of the artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen
HDMS Peder Skram København F352 Peder Skram front.jpg Holmen Copenhagen Ship A decommissioned frigate of the Royal Danish Navy, now open to the public
HDMS Sehested P-547 Schested - Holmen.jpg Holmen Copenhagen Ship The last fast attack boat in the Royal Danish Navy
HDMS Sælen Danish Submarine -a.jpg Holmen Copenhagen Ship A decommissioned submarine of the Royal Danish Navy, now open to the public
Jægerspris Castle Jægerspris Slot.JPG Jægerspris Frederikssund Historic house Museum in Baroque manor house and former royal residence associated with King Frederick VII and Countess Danner, sculpture park
Karen Blixen Museum BlixenMuseum.jpg Rungsted Hørsholm Biographical, historic house Former family home of author Karen Blixen, also exhibiting a collection of her paintings and drawings
Kastrupgård Kastrupgaard.JPG Kastrup Tårnby Art, applied arts, historic site Permanent and changing art exhibitions, a collection of artefacts from Kastrup Værk
Kronborg Castle Kronborg from the Ferry.jpg Helsingør Helsingør Historic site Historic interiors and artefacts as well as changing exhibitions
Kroppedal 20060821 Kroppedal Museum.jpg Taastrup Høje-Taastrup Astronomy, archaeology, ethnology National museum of Danish astronomy, also has an archaeological unit, and an ethnological unit specializing in modern society
Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 48 København.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Art Based in a Rococo town house, changing exhibitions of Danish and International art, mainly contemporary but occasionally historical
Lightvessel Gedser Rev Nyhavn - Fyrskibet Gedser Rev.jpg Nyhavn Copenhagen Municipality Ship Defunct lightvessel, now opened to the public
Little Mill CphLilleMolle.jpg Christianshavn Copenhagen Municipality Historic house Operated by National Museum, originally a windmill but transformed into a private home in 1917, intact, interiors
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Louisiana greenery.jpg Gl. Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk
Fredensborg-Humlebæk Art Denmark's most visited museum, large permanent and changing exhibitions and sculpture garden
Marienlyst Castle Helsingoer Schloss Marienlyst.jpg Helsingør Helsingør Municipality Historic house Palacial residence which formerly served as a royal pavilion of Kronborg Castle
Medical Museion FVNP - Medicinsk Museion.jpg City Centre Copenhagen History History of medicine
Munkeruphus Munkeruphus 5.JPG Dronningmølle Gribskov Art A Colonial Revival-style former country house now playing host to changing exhibitions of art, crafrs, design and architecture
Museum of Hunting and Forestry Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry.JPG Hørsholm Hørsholm History History of hunting and forestry
Museum of Music Musikmuseet Copenhagen.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Cultural history History of Music
National Museum of Denmark Prinsens Palæ - gate.jpg City Centre Copenhagen History, archeology, ethnology National collections of archeological finds and historic objects. Ethnological exhibits.
National Museum of Photography SHL - Black Diamond.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Municipality Photography National Danish collections of photographs, changing exhibitions
Natural History Museum of Denmark City Centre Copenhagen Municipality History Includes the Zoological Museum, Geological Museum, Botanical Museum and Central Library, and Botanical Gardens
North Atlantic House Nordatlantens Brygge 01.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Municipality Art, culture Cultural history of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Kopenhagen (DK), Ny-Carlsberg-Glyptotek -- 2017 -- 1466.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Municipality Art Significant collections of classical antiquities, Danish and European 19th- and 20th-century art, French impressionism partecularly well represented
Nyboder Memorial Rooms Sankt Pauls Plads - Nyboder.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Municipality Art Exhibition about everyday life in the Nyboder naval quarters from 1631 to the present day
Open Air Museum Copenhagen open air museum.jpg Kongens Lyngby Lyngby-Taarbæk Historic A collection of more than a hundred rural buildings from around Denmark as well as reconstructed period gardens and old Danish breeds of farm animal
Ordrupgaard Ordrupgaard Museum extension.jpg Ordrup Gentofte Art Located in a historic in a former country house with an extension by Zaha Hadid, exhibits a significant collection of Danish and French art from the 19th and early 20th century as well as changing exhibitions
Post & Tele Museum Post og Tele Museet Copenhagen.jpg City Centre Copenhagen History Postal and telecommunications history, stamps, letters, artefacts
Resistance Museum Frihedsmuseet 2005-01.jpg City Centre Copenhagen History Exhibition about the Danish resistance movement during World War II
Danish Revue Museum Lorry.jpg Frederiksberg Frederiksberg Cultural history Museum dedicated to Danish revue, based in a former country house from the late 19th century
Rosenborg Museum Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Art, antiquities, historic building A Renaissance castle built by King Christian IV, displays the Chronological Collections of the Danish Oldenburg monarchs, including the Danish Crown Regalia
Roskilde Cathedral Roskilde domkirke från Rådhustorvet corr.jpg Roskilde Roskilde Religious Lutheran cathedral, exhibition about its history with artefacts, models and reconstructions
Round Tower Trinitatis Complex, Copenhagen.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Art, historic site A 17th-century observatory, changing art and other exhibitions in the attached Library Hall located above Trinity Church
Royal Danish Arsenal Museum Arsenal Museum Copenhagen backend.jpg Slotsholmen Copenhagen Military Collections of historic weapons and military artefacts
Royal Cast Collection Vestindisk Pakhus (Copenhagen).jpg City Centre Copenhagen Art Located in an 18th-century former warehouse of the Danish West India Company, comprises more than 2,000 plaster casts of sculptures and reliefs from around the world
Royal Danish Naval Museum Christianshavn - Søkvæsthuset.jpg Christianshavn Copenhagen Military History and artefacts of the Royal Danish Navy
Royal Life Guards Museum Rosenborg Barracks.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Art Located in Rosenborg Barracks, history and artefacts of the Royal Life Guards from 1658 to the present day
Royal Stables and Carriage Museum Christiansborg Riding Grounds and Stables.jpg Slotsholmen Copenhagen History The Danish royal family's stables and collection of carriages at Christiansborg Palace
Rudolph Tegner Museum Tegners Museum, Denmark.jpg Dronningmølle Gribskov Art Purpose-built museum for works by sculptor Rudolph Tegner, located in an area of protected heatherlands
St. Ansgar's Museum SanktAnsgar01.jpg Frederiksstaden Copenhagen Religious Located in connection with St. Ansgar's, the Catholic cathedral in Copenhagen, sizable collection of artefacts linked with the church and the Catholic congregation, and Liturgic artefacts
Storm P Museum Storm P. Museet.jpg Frederiksberg Frederiksberg Biographical History of Danish cartoonist, writer, animator, illustrator, painter actor and humorist Robert Storm Petersen and collections of his works
Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre Teatermuseet Christiansborg.jpg Slotsholmen Copenhagen Theatre Museum The museum seeks to document the history of professional theater through collections of pictures, letters, costumes, props and models of theater buildings and set designs.
Thorvaldsens Museum Thorvaldsens Museum (Copenhagen).jpg Slotsholmen Copenhagen Art, biographical Purpose-built museum dedicated to the works and collections which Bertel Thorvaldsen brought back from Rome
Tycho Brahe Planetarium Tycho Brahe Planetariet.jpg Vesterbro Copenhagen Planetarium Exhibitions about astronomy, an IMAX theatre and a star projector
University Botanical Garden Copenhagen Botanical Garden.jpg City Centre Copenhagen Natural history 27 glasshouses and more than 13,000 species of plants
V1 Gallery Vesterbro Copenhagen Art Contemporary art gallery
Viking Ship Museum Vikingeskibsmuseet.JPG Roskilde Roskilde Maritime, history Display of recovered remains of Viking ships
Worker's Museum Arbejdermuseet Copenhagen courtyard.jpg City Centre Copenhagen History History and artefacts relating to workers in Copenhagen
Æbelholt Abbey Museum Hillerød Hillerød Antiquities, historic site Displays the remains of an Augustinian monastery
Øregård Museum Oeregaard-07-2006.jpg Hellerup Gentofte Art, history, historic house Located in a Neoclassical former country house, holds a collection of around 3,000 pictures from the Copenhagen and hosts changing art and historic exhibitions

Visitor numbers[edit]

Visit Denmark, the national Danish tourist organisation, publishes an annual Attractions List with visitor figures for the fifty most visited attractions in Denmark. According to that, visitor numbers in 2010 for the most visited museums in and around Copenhagen were:[2]

Note: The list from Visit Denmark does not include museum-like parks such as Copenhagen Botanical Garden or Assistens Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Museums in Copenhagen & Eastern Denmark". Inexhibit. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  2. ^ "Attraktionslisten 2010" (PDF) (in Danish). Visit Denmark. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-16.