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The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum

Tojhusgade 3, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
+45 33 13 44 11
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The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum houses permanent exhibitions about war, defence and weapon technology, and presents Danish military history from the 1500s until today. Experience the exhibition "Denmark's Wars" in the museum's large Rustkammersal and "A Distant War - a Danish Soldier in Afghanistan", an exhibition in which you can feel the atmosphere of a Danish combat group in Afghanistan.
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Tojhusgade 3, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

After almost 25 years I returned to this museum which had a major renovation performed on its second floor where most if the exhibits are located. The ground floor has a large exhibits of cannons and other large hardware, even a V1 hangs from the...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The museum was great, with a good range in time and presentation of the objects. Both I (who isn't very interested) and my boyfriend (who is very) had a good time, and it was not too big. I also liked the "children" activities on the...More

Thank Anny M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Arsenal is a bit hidden, near Christiansborg. We asked at the stables how to find it. It’s definitely worth finding. It is very impressive to walk in and see thousands of cannons. Be sure to walk through the Afghanistan display also on the first...More

Thank Angela837
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I try to see military museums in every city we travel to, this one was unique and apparently still being added to. The lockers are free just outside the entrance. Once inside there are 2 floors both of which must be 150 to 200 yards...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Free entry with a CPH Card. A lot to see, both in the museum and the surrounding property. The Danes call it The Royal Arsenal Museum, without the qualifier. According to one employee, many of the weapons on display could actually be fired with a...More

Thank KonaMark
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Visited the Arsenal museum with my boys (12 and 15) during an extended stay in Copenhagen. Having seen all of the major sites, and faced with a rainy day, we took and chance on this after seeing information online. I personally thought this museum was...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

When my brother dragged me in here I groaned! But I was actually pleasantly surprised. It's super interesting filled with a wide range of interesting exhibits from the Middle Ages to recent history. Lots of things to see and touch and do. Great for kids...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This museum is tucked away but has a great collection. You get free admission with a Copenhagen Card, free lockers for your bags and free toilets. The second floor has a huge selection of war memorabilia - it would take hours to read everything. For...More

Thank adventuresandnaps
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am not a huge fan of looking at the instruments of death which have been refined over the centuries. This museum though took managed to take a very different view of the subject and allow visitors to 'walk' in the shoes of the current...More

Thank KF0x
Reviewed 9 August 2017

On the first floor you will find a very interesting exhibition about the Danish army in Afghanistan, a lot of old cannons, stationary machine guns etc. and a nice little weaponry-themed gift shop. But the second floor is where the real fun begins: Here you...More

Thank NowhereMan87
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
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