The best museums in Denmark in 2021

These are the top 50 best museums in Denmark, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Denmark, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Denmark.

These are the best museums in Denmark:

  1. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek1

    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum in Copenhagen that holds and displays a collection built around the collection of the Danish beer magnate Carl Jacobsen, with especially antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Rome and Greece. Apart from the
  2. The National Museum of Denmark2

    The National Museum of Denmark

    The The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) is the largest museum of cultural history in the whole country. This museum, located in Copenhagen will guide you through several thousand years of both Danish and foreign culture. Highlights of the collections include Golden Horns of Gallehus, Gun
  3. Rosenborg Castle3

    Rosenborg Castle

    The Rosenborg Castle is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen that was built in 1606 and was used as the seat of Danish kings for about a hundred years. The castle was opened to the public in 1838 and it houses a museum which displays the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal
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  5. National Gallery of Denmark4

    National Gallery of Denmark

    The National Gallery of Denmark (SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst) is the Danish national gallery, located in Copenhagen. The museum was built in 1896 and designed by the architects Vilhelm Dahlerup and Georg E.W. Miller. In 1970 the building was expanded by architect Niels Koppel and in 1998 a modern
  6. ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum5

    ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

    The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Aarhus. The museum comprises a total of 20,700 square metres on ten floors, which makes it one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum features four galleries, the ARoS Focus gallery, a floor with installations. In ea
  7. Moesgård Museum6

    Moesgård Museum

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  9. Den Gamle By7

    Den Gamle By

    Den Gamle By is an open-air town museum in Aarhus that is focused on illustrating Danish town culture. The museum consists of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 settlements from all over Denmark. The town with its buildings as a whole is the main attraction but most buildings can also be visi
  10. National Aquarium Denmark8

    National Aquarium Denmark

  11. The David Collection9

    The David Collection

    The David Collection (Davids Samling) is an art museum in Copenhagen that is housed in a neoclassical building opposite the Rosenborg castle gardens. The museum of the David Collection holds and displays art and crafts from 18th-century Europe, from the Danish Golden Age, modern Danish art, and one
  12. Copenhagen Zoo10

    Copenhagen Zoo

    The Copenhagen Zoo (København Zoo) is a zoo in Frederiksberg, whic is part of Copenhagen. The zoo comprises 11 hectares and is one of Europe's oldest zoos. The zoo has around 4,200 animals, related to around 264 animal species. The Copenhagen Zoo has various themed main areas, including: the Nordics
  13. Amalienborg11


    The Amalienborg is a Rococo palace complex in Copenhagen that serves as the residence of the Danish royals. It consists of four palaces that are exact copies of one another, all organized symmetrically around a small square. The statue of a man on a horse in the middle of the square depicts king Fre
  14. Designmuseum Danmark12

    Designmuseum Danmark

    The Designmuseum Danmark (The Design Museum of Denmark) is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to design and applied art. It is Denmark's largest museum for Danish and international design with a permanent collection that offers an overview of 20th-century Danish design and applied art, with wo
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  16. Thorvaldsens Museum13

    Thorvaldsens Museum

    The Thorvaldsens Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). It is the oldest museum in Denmark that was built from 1839 to 1848, after the sculptor returned from Rome in 1838. In addition to the collection of models and drawings of almost al
  17. The Open Air Museum14

    The Open Air Museum

  18. Aarhus Botanical Gardens15

    Aarhus Botanical Gardens

  19. Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)16

    Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)

    Den Hirschsprungske Samling, or Hirschsprung Collection is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to visual art from Denmark, mostly from the 19th century. The Hirschsprung Collection is chronologically exhibited. Much space is reserved for artists from the Danish Golden Age, but later 19th-centur
  20. Museum of Copenhagen17

    Museum of Copenhagen

    The Museum of Copenhagen (Københavns Museum) is the official museum of the city of Copenhagen. It documents the history of Copenhagen from the 12th century to the present. The museum has six walking routes that visitors can walk through with the help of a map and an MP3 player. Each route has its ow
  21. Women's Museum in Denmark18

    Women's Museum in Denmark

    The Women's Museum in Denmark (Kvindemuseet i Danmark) is a history museum in Aarhus that is housed in the former city hall and police station of the city. The museum is dedicated to the cultural history of women in Denmark. The musuem is housed in the former Aarhus City Hall from 1857.
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  23. The Cathedral Museum - Church of Our Lady19

    The Cathedral Museum - Church of Our Lady

  24. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art20

    ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

  25. National Museum of Photography21

    National Museum of Photography

  26. The Cisterns22

    The Cisterns

  27. The Workers Museum23

    The Workers Museum

    The Workers' Museum in Copenhagen is dedicated to the history of the workers in Denmark and the Danish labor movement. Founded in 1983, the museum is housed in the historic union house of the Danish trade unions from 1879. A significant part of the exhibition is devoted to the daily lives of the wor
  28. Danish War Museum24

    Danish War Museum

    The Danish War Museum (Royal Danish Arsenal Museum) is a military history museum of historical weapons in Copenhagen that is housed in an arsenal building that was built in 1604 by Christian IV and is still one of the biggest of its kind in the world. With more than 100.000 weapons in the collection
  29. Post & Tele Museum25

    Post & Tele Museum

    The Post & Tele Museum was Denmark’s national museum of post and telecommunications. It closed in 2017 and reopened on a new location as the Enigma Museum.
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  31. Medical Museion26

    Medical Museion

    The Medical Museion is a museum in Copenhagen that researches, collects and exhibits medical heritage. The museum is housed in buildings from 1787 that were built for the Surgical Academy. The museum's collections were founded by a group of Copenhagen doctors in 1906/1907. Since 1918, the University
  32. Danish Jewish Museum27

    Danish Jewish Museum

    The Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jødisk Museum) is a museum in Copenhagen that documents the approximately 400-year history of the Jews in Denmark. One focus of the museum is the rescue of Danish Jews during Nazi occupation in October 1943. The museum is located in Slotsholmen, in a former building o
  33. Guinness World Records Museum28

    Guinness World Records Museum

    The Guinness World Records Museum (The Guinness World of Records Museum) is a museum in Copenhagen that exhibit a number of the world records recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
  34. Natural History Museum Aarhus29

    Natural History Museum Aarhus

    The Natural History Museum Aarhus is a museum in Denmark that is situated in the Aarhus University campus. The museum holds collections of various mammals, birds, skeletons, mollusks, springtails, corral and animal tracks. Only small parts of the entire collection are on display in the Natural Histo
  35. Zoologisk Museum30

    Zoologisk Museum

    The Copenhagen Zoological Museum (Zoologisk Museum) is a museum in Copenhagen that is part of the Natural History Museum in the city. The Zoological Museum is among the world's oldest natural history museums, as its collection was started by Ole Worm over 350 years ago. In its permanent exhibition '
  36. Copenhagen Amber Museum31

    Copenhagen Amber Museum

  37. Viking Museum32

    Viking Museum

    The Viking Museum is a small history museum in Aarhus that is devoted to the city's Viking Age. The museum is located on the site of the archaeological excavations from 1960 that are on display inside the museum. The excavations consisted of various Viking Age structures, various items, and parts of
  38. Museum Ovartaci33

    Museum Ovartaci

  39. Occupation Museum Aarhus34

    Occupation Museum Aarhus

    The Occupation Museum Aarhus (Besaettelsesmuseet) is a history museum that is housed in the former city hall and police station of the city. The museum is dedicated to the history of Aarhus during the occupation by Germany during World War II. The former city hall served as the Gestapo headquarters
  40. Natural History Museum of Denmark35

    Natural History Museum of Denmark

    In the corner of the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, you will find the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Here close to Nørreport Station, you can experience the beautiful old mineral halls and explore the temporary exhibitions on the world of nature. The museum also manages the Zoological Museum in
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  42. Storm P. Museum37

    Storm P. Museum

    The Storm P. Museum is a a biographical museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to the life and oeuvre of Danish humorist Robert Storm Petersen, popularly known as Storm P. The museum, that is housed in a former local police station exhibits a collection that illustrates a large number of Storm P.'s
  43. Steno Museet38

    Steno Museet

    The Steno Museum (Steno Museet) is a science museum that is dedicated to the History of Science and Medicine and is part of the Faculty of Science & Technology of the Aarhus University. The museum features scientific instruments and many interactive activities.
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    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

    The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Copenhagen is a Ripley's museum that is smaller compared to others, located close to the city hall and next to a museum of H. C. Andersen. Ripley deals in bizarre, strange and unusual events and items.
  45. The Bakkehus Museum40

    The Bakkehus Museum

    The Bakkehus Museum is a historic house museum in Copenhagen that dates from the 1520s, having served a number of functions over the years, including as a farmhouse, inn, private home, psychiatric hospital and orphanage, but mostly known to be associated with Knud Lyne Rahbek and his wife, Kamma Rah
  46. The Danish Music Museum41

    The Danish Music Museum

    The Danish Music Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that contains musical instruments from all over the world with the oldest museum pieces dating back to the 16th century. Furthermore, The Danish Music Museum includes a library and archive of items especially related to instruments and Danish music l
  47. Danish Police Museum42

    Danish Police Museum

    The Danish Police Museum is a museum in Copenhagen that is housed in a former police station. The museum is dedicated to the history of law enforcement in Denmark and includes an exhibition on the history of the Danish Police Corps from its foundation in 1682 until the present day. Furthermore, it c
  48. Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre43

    Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre

    Theatre Museum in the Court Theatre is a private museum institution located inside the ancient Danish Hofteatret (court theater) in Copenhagen. The museum traces the history of Danish theater with the exhibition of documents, paintings, letters, costumes, models and scene drawings. The court theater
  49. Nyboders Mindestuer44

    Nyboders Mindestuer

    The Nyboder is a historic area with yellow coloured houses, cobbled streets and disused air raid shelters that was originally a barracks to house sailors and their families. It contains large notices around the site explaining the history of the area.
  50. The Victorian Home45

    The Victorian Home

  51. Kunsthal Aarhus46

    Kunsthal Aarhus

    Kunsthal Aarhus is a contemporary art centre in Aarhus in Denmark. The art centre's mission is to inspire and promote a general knowledge of the fine arts. The musuem does this by developing and presenting international contemporary art in its contemporary art centre.
  52. Tage Andersen Boutique & Museum47

    Tage Andersen Boutique & Museum

  53. The Lapidarium of Kings - Christian IV's Brewhouse48

    The Lapidarium of Kings - Christian IV's Brewhouse

    The Lapidarium of Kings - Christian IV's Brewhouse is a lapidarium in Copenhagen that is housed in the 400 year old brewhouse of King Christian IV where it exhibits a royal collection of stoneworks. The collection consists of 300 statues, sculptures and ornamentation from various materials gathered
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    Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House

    The ans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House is a museum in Copenhagen that is dedicated to the world's most famous fairy tale writer, exhibiting scenes from his stories with sounds effects that will make you feel like you are in a different world. Moreover, you can also learn more about the life of
  55. Kunsthal Charlottenborg50

    Kunsthal Charlottenborg


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