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Statens Museum for Kunst

Statens Museum for Kunst
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Price: Free
Some exhibits require an admission fee.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Statens Museum for Kunst

The National Gallery

Denmark's Largest Art Museum

Expert Pick Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
Sølvgade 48-50
Copenhagen, 1307
+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.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-5pm, Tues-Sun but until 8pm on Wed
Visit Time: 1hr-3hr
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: Free
Price Notes: Some exhibits require an admission fee.


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Nørreport st.
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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