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Established in 1819, the National Museum of Denmark is housed within the remarkable grandeur of The Prince's Palace. This comprehensive museum features a varied collection that spans numerous continents and significant periods in history. From ancient Stone Age relics and sacred exhibits such as the pre-historic Sun Chariot, to exhibits procured from the Renaissance and beyond, the museum's collection is truly awe-inspiring. There are also collections of ancient treasures from Egypt and the Viking Age, as well as ethnographic collections about natives. Through a spellbinding collection that speeds through varying events in time, the National Museum of Denmark lets one relive glorious moments of a long lost past.
Teatermuseet i Hofteatret is an enticing museum that hosts a huge collection of artifacts, photographs, drawings, paintings, engravings, costumes, set models and other exhibits that reveal history of theater in the region. A visit to the museum is an amazing way to find out how theater, music, ballets and other cultural activities developed in the country.
Denmark has a rich Jewish heritage spanning close to 400 years, and this museum tells the story of the culture through the ages. Architect Daniel Libeskind's mind-bending museum design takes inspiration various chapters from the country's Jewish history. Winning rave accolades and an award in 2005, the design is a harmonious blend of the old and the new. Exhibits at the museum cover a broad spectrum of Jewish life starting from their immigration to the country to the influence of their culture on Danish society. Guided tours are available.
Museum of Copenhagen (Københavns Museum) is located near Vesterbro Torv in the Kongelige Skydeselskab building, dating from 1797. This museum gives you an opportunity to learn about the history of Copenhagen and see how the city has developed through the centuries. The history of Copenhagen is told through sounds and visuals in an interesting film on the city.