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Copenhagen Amber Museum

Kongens Nytorv 2, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
+45 33 11 67 00
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The museum is located in Kanneworffs House, a charming old house dating back to 1606, which is one of the oldest houses in Copenhagen.The museum takes you on an exciting journey through the fascinating history of amber. The museum holds an impressive collection of amber antiques and artifacts, including a wide array of entombed insects from prehistoric times as well as some of the world’s largest pieces of Baltic amber.At the museum you can learn about how amber was formed more than 30 million years ago and why we today can find it washed up on Danish coasts. In the exhibition stands you can see different types of amber from all over the world and see how the amber is used. You will also have the opportunity to get an insight into the significance of amber at different stages throughout history.One of the main attractions of the museum is the collection of more than 100 pieces of amber with inclusions of insects and plants. Magnifying glasses, enables the visitor to observe the more than 30 million year-old insects and plants closely.
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Kongens Nytorv 2, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bit of a stretch to call the rooms above the amber jewelry shop 'a museum'. The entrance is a modest 25 krone and that is about right. The view from the museum rooms was nice.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is a very small museum (exhibit) but it has enough items of curiosity to make it worth a brief stop while waiting for a canal boat or just resting at the end of Nyhavn. Housed inside a building over a century old at this...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a nice small museum with lots of fascinating information on Amber. There is also the largest bit of amber ever found located here. It is a great spot to visit if you have your copenhagen card as you get in free. M. CollectivelyME(dot)net

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We visited in September whilst ambling along Nyhavn in the rain! We looked in the shop first and decided to go upstairs to the Museum. I didn't know anything about amber at all and found it very interesting indeed. There were many items to see...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This store sells expensive amber jewelry and has a few floors of amber above it entry if 50krper adult. Not a horrible stop if you have 50kr to spend

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Amber Museum, located above an amber jewelry shop, had very nicely labeled displays to teach about the origins of amber, where it is found, and how it looks in its natural state when people find it including washed up on Baltic beaches. There were...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Amber is sold throughout the Baltic. This little museum will get you up to speed on where amber comes from, how it is gathered, and how it becomes jewelry. You enter the museum through an amber jewelry store. Upstairs is a collection of exhibits and...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Doesn't take much time and the museum is located on two floors over the shop which is filled with very tempting jewellery pieces. I didn't realise that amber is formed from tree resin until visiting here which makes it all the more interesting and informative....More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The museum is above a shop selling amber jewellery. It's in a very busy part of the city. There is an entry fee, but it's free if you have a Copenhagen Card. There are toilets in the museum--very useful when one's out all day as...More

Thank Dravids
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Go to every and any amber museum that you come across, most of these museums are small and/or attached to a retail sales shop. Some have maps, some have or show the different kinds from outside the Baltic area, all have beautiful designs and pictures,...More

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