Museum of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Museum of Copenhagen (Københavns Bymuseum) is the official museum of Copenhagen city. It documents the history from the 12th century to the present day. The museum is located close to the Central Station at Vesterbrogade, in a mansion from 1787 which used to house the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society, and overlooks Skydebanehaven, the former shooting range now serving as a small public park.

Outside the museum's entrance is a large scale model of medieval Copenhagen. Part of the adjacent street Absalongade serves as a museum street, featuring historic street furniture.



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Founded: 1891
Category: Museums in Denmark


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Angi Schmitt (8 months ago)
I absolutely adored this museum! A must see for every “statue-interested-person”! There was a lot to see from paintings to statues to mummies! The food and drinks in the cafe were great with a pleasant atmosphere! Definitely worth a visit and don’t forget to plan enough time for your visit as I had only 2,5 hours to see everything and sadly didn’t manage
Alex Frankis (9 months ago)
Very pleasant place to spend a few hours. Had various exhibits from around Europe and Africa (including a comprehensive area about Egypt). Cool courtyard and very nice and calm inside. No crowds or line for me, although I did come on a weekday afternoon. Convenient to reach in Copenhagen, and near quite a few other main attractions.
Daiana Sehnem (9 months ago)
One of the best museums in Copenhagen. They have an extensive sculpture collection as well as a beautiful exhibition of french painters such as Manet, Gauguin, Renoir and Monet among others. The Egyptian wing is worth a visit too. Free entrance on the last Wednesday of the month.
James (9 months ago)
What a fantastic museum with a great collection of sculptures. Of course, the winter garden past the entryway is also such an incredible sight! Highly recommend just strolling through the rooms. Note that one needs to store all bags in lockers. One will need to pay for a coin that could then be returned for a 20 DKK coin piece.
David Walch (11 months ago)
I was so pleasantly surprised by the sculpture collection here. It rivals some of the best museums in the worlds sculpture collection in my opinion. The interior garden courtyard is beautiful and they have a nice collection of danish and impressionist art. Also they have a Degas little dancer age 14 that they made a new replica skirt for (and kept the older one on display). It was great to see what it looked like in the late 1800’s. I’ve seen 4 other little dancers and this was my favorite.
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