Children’s Frederiksborg

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Frederiksborg features a huge range of experiences for children. Visit Danish History for Children in the old wine cellar or take part in the Museum’s numerous seasonal and holiday activities.

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Danish History for Children

The Museum’s exhibition for children, King Christian IV – Child and King tells the story of Denmark’s famous king, concentrating particularly on his childhood. Inspired by portraits of the King and his closest family, the exhibition tells the story from his birth at Frederiksborg Castle in 1577 up to when he became King.

In the activity room children can try on recreated Renaissance costumes and armour, write with ink and quill, or colour in pictures of kings and queens. With assistance the children can design their very own coats of arms.

The exhibition for children is open every weekend and during Danish school holidays from 10.00 to 16.30, from Easter to mid-October.

Picture Trail

Throughout the year children aged 6 to 12 can discover the history of Denmark with the Museum’s Picture Trail. With this in hand children can explore fascinating history paintings and distinguished portraits by solving fun clues.

If they complete the Picture Trail and show it to a member of staff in the Museum Shop, they will receive a small reward.

Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878, when it was established by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg. The Museum is still run as a branch of the Carlsberg Foundation.

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