Copenhagen Museums & Libraries (A-M)
ABOVE: Frilandsmuseet, a.k.a. the Open-Air
Museum, recreates life in Denmark from 1650 to 1950.
Museums and Libraries
- Note: Where possible, we've linked to the
English-language versions of the museums' Web sites. URLs sometimes change
without notice, so if a link doesn't work, try backing up to the home page's
address (e.g., if the non-working URL is "www.museum.dk/en/listings.htm," delete
everything in the address bar except "www.museum.dk.")
The Arnamagnĉan Institute
Scholars are the main audience for this collection of historic manuscripts from
Scandinavia and Continental Europe. The institute also has a 12,000-volume
Botanical Garden &
A Royal Decree led to the establishment of Copenhagen's botanical garden
and museum more than 400 years ago. Some of the collections date back to the 1700s, when Danish
botanists roamed the Earth in search of unusual specimens.
Eight centuries of Copenhagen history are illustrated via models and other
exhibits that show everything from building models to a cross-section of modern
underground Copenhagen and an archaelogical excavation.
Design Museum Denmark
Royal Copenhagen porcelain, Danish furniture and industrial design, glass,
textiles, and East Asian art among the items on display here.
The Open-Air Museum, which occupies 86 acres or 35 hectares in Copenhagen's
suburbs, has more than 50 farms, mills, and houses from all over Denmark, the
Faroe Islands, and former Danish provinces in Sweden and Germany. It's one of
the world's largest "living history" museums.
See minerals, rocks, fossils, meteorites, exhibits related to geological
processes, and antique scientific instruments at the University of Copenhagen.
This museum of astronomy, modern history, and archaelogy is located outside the
city, but you can get there by S-train and bus.
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