The National Gallery
Denmark's Largest Art Museum
+45 3374 8494
Fax: +45 3374 8404
The Danish National Gallery is housed in this palatial building, located in Østre Anlæg park. The Statens Museum for Kunst was founded in 1824, though some of the collection originated from royal collections. The Italian Renaissance style building was erected in 1889-96 by Wilhelm Dahlerup and G.E.W. Møller. The museum was revamped in 1998 when an extension to the museum was created by architect Anna Maria Indrio. This extension created a modern space that houses Danish and European art from the 20th century to the present and the architecture matches the modernity in that the architectural design features glass and stone. Predominantly featured at the museum is Danish art along with other Western art spanning over 700 years. Included at this museum is the Children's Museum of Art known as Statens Museum for Børn. This wing of the National Gallery is entirely devoted to children and encourages children to get a hands-on approach to art with workshops and special activities. The exhibits are even designed to be at eye-level for children, making art and history that much more accessible to the little ones in the family. Take time to visit the beautiful surrounding park of this museum, which makes for a great family outing in Copenhagen.
Nearest Train or Bus:
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Train
Notes: You can take Bus 6A from Copenhagen Main Railway Station directly to the museum. The journey time is about 15 minutes.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Pay parking available at Stockholmsgade and Øster Voldgade; free on Sunday.
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