Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

Natural History Museum is an often overlooked tourist attraction in Copenhagen. If you are interested in geology, you must visit this museum on your trip to Copenhagen. Natural History Museum is located at Botanisk Have’s north eastern corner right at the Oster Volgade and Solvgade junction.

An ancient, beautiful university building houses this museum where you will find a variety of exhibits that showcases how the earth and life on it was shaped by geological forces. There is a vast collection of minerals and meteorites on display here. All of them were collected from a major fall that happened thousands of years ago in Greenland.

When cut into slices, some of the meteorite pieces offer stunning mirror-like effects. Do not miss out Agpalilik and Savik, two of the biggest specimens on display outside. The National History Museum of Denmark conducts exhibitions that cover our Solar System, volcanoes, evolution of life on Earth, minerals and geological evolution of Greenland and Denmark.

Collections at this museum have been meticulously expanded and include century’s old fossils, minerals, meteorites and petrology. If you are interested, you can attend one of the series of popular talks organized by the museum.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm; closed on Mondays.

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Sight Name: Natural History Museum of Denmark
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (See walking tours in Copenhagen)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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