The capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen attracts a lot of tourists from all over the globe. It is a metropolitan city and features a large population. Its importance lies in the fact that it is a major regional centre of culture, business, media, and science, as indicated by several international surveys and rankings. The most famous of all its attractions is the National Museum here.
The National Museum is located opposite Glyptothek, along Vestergade. The Frederiksholm Kanal borders it. This museum though very old in its origin, was reconstructed in 1989 and 1992. The reconstruction resulted in an increase in its size too.
Its architecture is spectacular and its domed glass roof, spiral staircases, covered glass walkways, impressive runic stones etc give an archaic feel. It has one central main building which is linked to many other sections. There is a separate room to provide the visitor with adequate information regarding the museum’s exhibitions and various departments. The Prince’s Palace, is a part of the museum which shows obvious French influence in its architecture.
One of its areas portrays the life of Eskimos. All the information about them has been depicted in such a manner that it is bound to pique your interest. It consists of items from Greenland, which gives an excellent impression of life among the Eskimos. Other ethnographical collections include Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as the culture of the Indians.
The museum also features a very famous Danish collection which depicts the illustrious Danish history in a very colourful manner. The display includes a ‘sun chariot’ which is believed to be around 2000 years old. Other interesting components of the collection are Danish porcelain and silver, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings and collections of antiquities and coins. Costumes, household furnishings and equipment are displayed in the collection of Danish Peasant Culture of the 18th and 19th century.