Museums Corner | Autumn break in Copenhagen

Summer is gone, and the chill of winter is on the horizon. Autumn is here and the city is getting ready to celebrate the season. During the Danish autumn break in mid-October, museums and exhibition venues in and around Copenhagen offer lots of special activities for the entire family. Here are four examples of experiences where you can combine history, creativity, fresh food and open air.


Creative workshop for children 

The National Gallery of Denmark is also a gallery for children. Get inspired with clay, paper, cloth, paint, pencils, glue guns and paint brushes. Create your own works of art in the workshop at the National Gallery of Denmark. Artists are on hand to instruct and assist.
National Gallery of Denmark, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; open Sat-Sun in Oct, 10:30-16:30; Tickets 45kr (pick up at museum’s ticketing booth, 10:00-15:45)


Historical market 

North of Copenhagen you will find one of the oldest and largest open air museums in the world. It contains over 50 farms, houses, smallholdings and mills from the period 1650-1940. It also features more than 20 historical gardens, unique landscapes and old Danish breeds of livestock. In October the Open Air Museum presents its historical market, where people gather to buy, sell and be happy.  The market is a representation of the markets from the 1800s. There will be music, street art, cakes and fresh food.
Open Air Museum, Kongevejen 11, Lyngby; Oct 13-20, 11:00-15:30; free adm


A matter of life and death

Peep into the fascinating machine of life, when the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry uses the autumn’s leave to demonstrate the construction of a ruminant’s body. Two times a day from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 October, the museum dissects a specimen of one of the four deer species found in Denmark: red, fallow, roe and the recently introduced sika deer.  The dissections take place outdoors in the garden’s amphitheatre at 11am and 1pm.
Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry, Folehavevej 15, Hørsholm (catch a 150 bus from Nørreport); Oct 14-17, 10:00-15:00; tickets 50-70kr, under-18s free adm


Night of Culture at the National Museum

The autumn break in Copenhagen kicks off with the Night of Culture on October 11.  This night the National Museum offers activities for both children and adults. You can experience a lively and different evening with music, food, workshops and entertainment. The evening encourages absorption and meditative tranquility, but it also provides thrills and offers experiences relating to cultural heritage. At the main entrance, the museum’s restaurant serves refreshments to keep you warm.
The National Museum of Denmark, Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K; Oct 11, 18:00-00:00; free adm

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