Less than 25 minutes’ walk from the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, you can visit six museums, which as a group, are the Park Museums Visiting them all in one day might be a bit ambitious but they offer art and experiences to suit almost every taste.
The National Gallery (SMK) is Denmark’s largest art museum and houses an outstanding collection of Danish and international art from that last seven centuries, as well as presenting a wide variety of special exhibitions.
The Hirschsprung Collection presents Danish art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including a comprehensive collection of the works of P.S. Krøyer, one of the leading Skagen artists.
The David Collection houses three permanent exhibitions: the Collection of Islamic Art, the Collection of European Art and the Collection of Danish Early Modern Art.
Cinemateket is a movie museum with a library, one of the world’s largest archives of images and posters, an interactive film studio for children as well as a film and bookstore. Rosenborg Palace houses, amongst many other artefacts, the Danish Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.
The Natural History Museum of Denmark presents a collection of botanical, zoological and geological exhibits collected during the last 400 years.
By purchasing a Park Museum ticket, you will obtain admission to all six museums at a reduced price.
The Part Museums
Copenhagen’s best galleries
Again, just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel will take you to Bredgade and some of the city’s best galleries.
The Galerie MIKAEL ANDERSEN at no. 63 shows changing exhibitions of Danish and international contemporary art, while at nearby Bredgades Kunsthandel in no. 67 the gallery specializes in classic modernism and contemporary art. At no.23, you will find one of the city’s best-known and highly respected galleries, Galerie Asbæk. Located on Papirøen (Paper Island), you will find Copenhagen’s newest hotspot for international installation art, Copenhagen Contemporary, in one of the huge, former factory halls where there are 3.400 m2 available for exhibitions. Getting there is very easy – just cross the harbour on the new, inner harbour bridge from Nyhavn.