Free museums in Copenhagen

Copenhagen in Denmark is very nice city to walk or ride a bicycle around. Unfortunately weather is unpredictable and rain is not rare there.
But during bad weather you can visit one of free museums in Copenhagen. Here is a map and a list of all museums you can visit for free in the city and near Copenhagen.

Free museums in Copenhagen city

Banking and Savings Bank Museum

The museum gives you the whole story about a time when banks were increasingly important for both Danish and international finances.

Overgaden neden Vandet 11, 1414 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
Wednesday 13:.30 – 16:30
Free admission
www.bankogsparekassemuseet.dk

Danish Centre of Architecture

The Danish Architecture Centre is a gathering point for all those interested in new architecture, urban development and innovation in the built environment. Here you can explore exhibitions, events, new books about architecture and urban development – or enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking the Copenhagen Harbour front.

Strandgade 27B, 1401 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
All days 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday until 21:00
Free admission to the exhibition 17:00-21:00 on Wednesday
www.dac.dk

Designmuseum Danmark

Designmuseum Danmark is Denmarks largest museum for Danish and international design and a central exhibition forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia. The museum’s collections, library and archives constitute a central resource centre for the study of design and its history in Denmark.

Bredgade 68, 1260 Copenhagen K

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday open till 21:00
Monday closed
(Closed December 24-26, 31 and January 1)

Youth under 26 years free
Free access to the library, design studio, Grønnegården, Klint – The Museum Café and museum shop

designmuseum.dk

DieselHouse

The collection contains several epochal items from the B&W history, such as the ship’s bell from the first ocean-going motor ship M/S Selandia, the first diesel engine delivered by B&W in 1904 and now, with the move, also the gigantic engine.

Elværksvej 50, 2450 Copenhagen

Opening hours
Monday-Thursday 10:00 – 16:00
Friday and Saturday closed
1 and 3 Sunday of the month 10:00 – 13:30

Free admission

www.dieselhouse.dk

National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark is a must-see for every visitor to the city of Copenhagen. As Denmark’s most important and largest cultural and historical museum it hosts a broad variety of fascinating exhibitions.

Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00- 17:00
Monday closed

Free admission

natmus.dk

Museum of the Scout Movement

Opening hours:
Thursday 14:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00
May – September open on Wednesdays 17:00 – 20:00
July only open on Wednesdays
Closed in December and January

Free admission

www.spejdermuseet.dk

Museum of Copenhagen

The Museum of Copenhagen wishes to kindle a desire for knowledge of the city, its past, present and future, by stimulating public curiosity and delight in discussing matters concerning the capital. The Museum aims hereby to present Copenhagen as a modern metropolis with a living, dynamic, relationship to its cultural heritage.

Vesterbrogade 59, 1620 København V

The museum moves to Stormgade. The exhibitons at Vesterbrogade 59 close on 9th of October 2015. Reopens in Stormgade 18 in central Copenhagen in a couple of years.

Opening hours
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Free admission on Fridays
www.copenhagen.dk

Post & Tele Museum

The Post & Tele Museum is the depository of  Denmark’s national collections in the field of post and telecommunications and houses the largest stamp collection in Denmark and the country’s most important special subject library.

Købmagergade 37, 1150 København K

Opening hours
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

Free admission
www.ptt-museum.dk

The National Gallery of Denmark (SMK)

SMK presents Danish art to the world and the world’s art to Denmark while taking their point in departure in the museum’s collection of more than 700 years of art.

Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 København K

Opening hours
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 20:00

Free admission to permanent exhibitions

www.smk.dk

The Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet)

Provianthuset via Rigsdagsgården 7, 1218 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 16:00
Closed Sunday and on public holidays

Free admission

www.sa.dk

The David Collection

The David Collection is housed in the building once occupied by the museum’s founder, Christian Ludvig David. C. L. David – a prominent lawyer – decided to preserve his collections for posterity in the form of a museum open to the public, owned and administered by the C. L. David Foundation and Collection.

Kronprinsessegade 30, 1306 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday until 21:00
Monday closed

Free admission

www.davidmus.dk

The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum (Tøjhus Museum)

The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum is a museum of military history charting the military history of Denmark from the 1500s to today.

Tøjhusgade 3, 1214 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 16:00

Free admission
www.thm.dk

Thorvaldsens Museum

Decorated ceilings, mosaic floors and Bertel Thorvaldsen’s sculptures in plaster and marble – the museum offers a world-class art and architecture experience.

Bertel Thorvaldsen Plads 2, 1213 Copenhagen K

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Free admission on Wednesday

www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk

Free museums in near Copenhagen

Ballerup Museum

Ballerup Museum is a part of the charming village community in Pederstrup. The village consists of several farms and cottages. The museum consists of Pederstrupgaard, Lindbjerggaard, Lynsmedenshus (the house of the lightning smith) and Skomagerhuset (the Shoemakers house).

Pederstrupvej 69, 2750 Ballerup

Opening hours
Tuesday-Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00
Free admission

www.ballerupmuseum.dk

Greve Museum

One of the museum’s permanent exhibitions features life in the suburbs in the 20th century, while the other focuses on the living conditions and interiors of the Hedebo region from around the 1800s to the early 1900s.

Bækgaardsvej 9, 2670 Greve

Opening hours
Tuesday-Friday 11:00 – 15:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday and Monday closed
2nd Wednesday of the month 13:30 – 21:00

Free admission

www.grevemuseum.dk

Danish Immigration Museum (Farum Museer)

Danish Immigration Museum is located in Farum, a suburb of Copenhagen and is a relevant and modern museum of the history of immigration to Denmark. Exhibition provides visitors with an insight into the people who, in the course of history, have come to Denmark.

Stavnsholtvej 3, 3520 Farum

Opening hours
Tuesday-Friday 11:00 – 16:00
Sunday 13:00 – 16:00
Monday and Saturday closed

Free admission

www.danishimmigrationmuseum.com

The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry

If you are interested in the interaction between man and nature, the extensive exhibitions in the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry are just your cup of tea.

Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Monday closed
Free admission on Wednesday
www.jagtskov.dk

The Open Air Museum

The Open Air Museum is a museum of rural architecture focusing on landscapes, buildings and people.

Kongevejen 100, 2800 Kongens Lyngby

Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

http://en.natmus.dk/museums/the-open-air-museum/