Natural History Museum of Denmark
Natural History Museum of Denmark is the Danish national museum for nature and is beautifully located in the corner of the Botanical Garden close to Nørreport Station in the heart of Copenhagen. Step into the beautiful Mineral Hall, touch a ton-heavy meteorite from outer space, and explore the world of nature in the changing special exhibitions.
Every year, the museum hosts the famous exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’, where you can experience the 100 best nature and wildlife photos selected worldwide. On the museum’s first floor, you can discover the permanent exhibition of minerals, crystals, and gemstones in the Mineral Hall.
In the annually rotating special exhibitions, the public is taken on a journey of discovery into the world of nature. Most recently, the museum has showcased exhibitions about monkeys, Neanderthals, dinosaurs, butterflies, and meteorites. The museum also has a nice shop and a café with a view of the Botanical Garden.
Also, enjoy the 20-tonne iron meteorite, Agpalilik, in the museum’s courtyard. This meteorite was found in Northwest Greenland in 1963 by a Danish researcher and is immensely valuable as it provides insights into the formation of our solar system.
The Natural History Museum of Denmark is responsible for the national natural history collections, which consist of 14 million objects; including skeletons, animals in alcohol, pinned insects, dried plants, fossils, stuffed animals, and minerals. In a few years, the grand new museum building will open, bringing the entire Natural History Museum of Denmark under one roof.