Kopenhagen Museums are the best sightseer with wonderful and outstanding collections that exhibit collected works from the Vikings period and other periods of Danish history. Kopenhagen has always been a city of art, culture and tradition with more than fifty museums that tell different stories about the varied past and glory of the city.
Arken, that lies to the south of Copenhagen is a centerpiece that exhibits Danish, Scandinavian and international art. The museum also has a collection of numerous modern art creations of Damien Hirst, Olafur Eliasson, Sherin Neshat, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ingar Dragset and Michael Elmgreen.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located in northern Zealand, showcases an excellent view from the outside Cafe across the Øresund. It is surrounded by a sculpture park with works by artists such as Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Jean Arp and is known for its exhibitions and the museum's permanent collection of modern art. A wide range of modern paintings, sculptures include work by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg and Asger Jorn and videos from World War II period are also shown here.
The National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum is Denmark's largest museum of Danish cultural history whose main domicile is a classical 18th century mansion. An entire range of data with reference to all the historical events from the past till date are exhibited here in a very fascinating manner that pulls millions of crowd.
Open Air Museum
Open Air Museum in the north of Copenhagen stretch across 86 acres of land and houses over 50 farms, mills and houses from the period 1650-1950 where entry is free. It displays various historic dwellings, farms, buildings and landscapes of Scandinavian history.
Danish Resistance Museum
The Danish Resistance Museum is a permanent museum which is based on the history of Nazi’s impact over Denmark during the early decades of the nineteenth century.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a place of art and culture which is known for its antique collection of sculptures and paintings from around the world. The museum displays Egyptian exhibit, works by French sculptor Rodin, sculptures by Degas, Canova, Rauch and Kai Nielsen and a large collection of antique Greek, Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman sculpture. Besides this, a collection of paintings by artists like Gericault, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh and a splendid self-portrait by Cezanne.
Museum of Musical Instruments
The museum is a place of collection of traditional and historical instruments form Europe, Asia, and Africa with a library and archives and have some very soothing musical performance. Located in the central part of Copenhagen in a beautiful building, the museum contains works, tomb, creations of Thorvaldsen and Bertel Thorvaldsen.
As the name suggests, it is a museum dedicated to the sculptor 'Bertel Thorvaldsen', whose creations in the form of sculptures are put on view here. He lived and worked in Rome for most of his life.
The museum is situated just next to Christianborg palace, is decorated with Roman and Etruscan excavations and is inspired by Greek architecture. The place is a collection of the artist's work as well as the paintings and drawings of Thorvaldsen which are placed in the basement of the museum.