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Welcome to The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg

Opening hours

Frederiksborg is open every day throughout the year:

April – October: 10.00-17.00
November – March: 11.00-15.00

Admission prices

Adults: DKK 75
Children (0-5 years): Free
Children (6-15 years): DKK 20
Students: DKK 60
Seniors (65+): DKK 60
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children): DKK 150
Group ticket (min. 10 people): DKK 60 per person
Year pass: DKK 300
The ticket is valid for the whole day

Photography, cloakroom and baby-changing spaces

Photography

Photography with the use of tripod, selfie stick and flash is not permitted inside the Museum. If you wish to photograph for commercial or professional purposes, you must sign an agreement with Per Seesko (Curator). You can email him at ps@dnm.dk or call him on +45 4820 1435.
You must also make a special arrangement for private photo shoots, including engagement and wedding photos.

Cloakroom and Bags

You may not carry large bags (max. size is 15cm x 30cm x 25cm), backpacks, umbrellas, water bottles etc. as you walk around the Museum. Please use the cloakroom lockers in the Museum’s lobby.

Prams and Baby-Changing Spaces

You may not take your own prams and pushchairs into the Museum. The Museum’s custodians will instruct you where to place them. You can borrow carrying slings for toddlers and umbrella pushchairs from the ticket office. There are baby-changing spaces in the toilets in the Inner Courtyard.

Food and Drinks

You are permitted to eat packed lunches under the colonnade in the Inner Courtyard and on the benches in the Outer Courtyard. In Slotsgade and by the entrance to the Castle complex there are tables and benches. In the Castle Garden there are a number of excellent spots for enjoying a break in a scenic setting.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the Museum or Inner Courtyard.

Dogs

Dogs and other animals are not permitted in the Inner Courtyard or the Museum. Authorised guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Audio Guides, App and Printed Guides

Audio Guide

At the Museum you can loan an audio guide in Danish, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese or Russian. Groups can loan a maximum of 10 audio guides.

The audio guide directs the visitor around the Castle, conveying the story of the many splendid rooms and halls, and highlighting aspects of the tour with a chronological account of 500 years of Danish history. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

You can also download the audio guide as a podcast on iTunes or on Podbean: search word ‘Det Nationalhistoriske Museum’. Mobile coverage at the Museum may vary. Accordingly we advise you to download the audio guide prior to your visit or in the entrance area, where there is free Wi-Fi.

App: The 20th and 21st Centuries

The app for the 20th and 21st Century collection is a visual guide to the paintings exhibited on the 3rd floor, which recount the history of Denmark from around 1900 to the present day.

The app has built-in ‘face recognition’. By holding the telephone’s camera up in front of a painting in the exhibition you can obtain more detailed information in the form of text, and video or audio clips.

You can download the app free of charge in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Printed Guides

Museum Brochure

The museum brochure provides an introduction to the Museum of National History and its special attractions.

Download the museum brochure.

Floor Plan

You can use the Floor Plan as a mini-guide and map for your tour of the Museum. In the Floor Plan the room numbers refer to the numbers located above the doors to each room. The number refers to the room you are standing in. You will always be handed a copy of the Floor Plan when you purchase a ticket.

Download the Floor Plan.

Descriptions of the rooms

In the Museum’s rooms you will find descriptions in Danish and English of the room in question and selected artefacts.

How to Get Here and Parking

How to Get Here by Car

Enter ‘Frederiksborg Castle’ or ‘Møntportvejen’ on your GPS.
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Parking

You have the option of parking in a paid car park at Annaborg within walking distance of the Museum. The Museum does not own this car park and has nothing to do with its operation. Any questions or complaints should be directed to Europark.

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There are free parking spaces on Batzkes Bakke behind the Baroque Garden. Batzkes Bakke is located approximately 1 kilometre from the entrance to the Museum, providing the opportunity for a beautiful walk through the Castle Gardens.

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How to Get Here by Public Transport

Take the S-train line A to Hillerød (approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen). From Hillerød Station you can walk to the castle (View the route here.) or take the local busses 301 (direction: Ullerød) or 302 (direction: Sophienlund) and get off at the stop “Frederiksborg Slot”.

You can find your itinerary on Journey Planner.

Booking Special Guided Tours and Events

The beautiful setting of Frederiksborg Castle is perfect for special occasions such as a group visit or a company event. The Museum offers customised events by appointment.

Special Guided Tours

The Museum offers special guided tours of the Castle’s splendid rooms and the rich collection of history paintings, portraits, furniture and applied art. Often the guided tour will take the form of a journey through the history of Denmark from the Middle Ages to the present day, or it could be arranged to highlight a special theme: for example, the Age of Christian IV or the Portraiture through the ages. A special guided tour could also feature the Museum’s current exhibitions. Outside opening hours, particularly in the dark half of the year, there is the option of booking tours by flash light. Special guided tours can be organised in the vast majority of languages.

Max. number of participants per special guided tour: 30.

Price within opening hours: DKK 1300 per group (1 hour) and DKK 1600 per group (1½ or 2 hours) + admission at the current rates. Outside opening hours there is an extra charge to cover the cost of security.

For an extra charge, you can book guides in historical costumes or light refreshments. Price by agreement.

To book a special guided tour, call Mette Carstensen (Head Secretary) on +45 4820 1432 or email her at mc@dnm.dk

Events etc.

The Museum offers special events for companies and other large groups: for example guided tours, team games and hosts in historical costumes. If you require food and beverages as part of the event, call Restaurant Leonora on +45 4826 7516.

To book a company event call Mette Carstensen (Head Secretary) on +45 4820 1432 or email her at mc@dnm.dk

Accessibility

Drop-off and Parking

There are two parking bays for cars with a handicap permit (sign mandatory) in the Outer Courtyard (The Fountain Courtyard). They are located on the right-hand side of the Gate Tower. There is also the option of dropping off disabled visitors in the Outer Courtyard or, by special arrangement with the security staff at the Gate, driving right up to the Castle entrance in the Inner Courtyard.

Please be aware that all outdoor areas are cobbled.

Handicapped Accessible Entrance

There is a wheelchair-friendly entrance to the right of the main entrance. Press the button to call for assistance.

Lift and Handicap Toilet

There is a lift connecting all floors of the Museum. That means that, with the exception of the Castle Chapel and the Great Hall, wheelchair users can visit the entire Museum. If the four or five steps can be managed, there is a wheelchair available in the Great Hall. Unfortunately, wheelchair users cannot visit the exhibition for children in the cellar.

There is a handicap toilet in the basement, which can be accessed from the lift.

Loan of Wheelchairs

The Museum has two wheelchairs, which can be borrowed from the ticket office.

Guide Dogs

Authorised guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop features a wide and fascinating range of gift items, books, souvenirs, postcards and posters. The shop has the same opening hours as the Museum.

You can contact the shop by emailing them at butik@dnm.dk  or calling them on +45 4820 1454.

Restaurant Leonora

At Restaurant Leonora, located down by the Castle Lake, you can round off your visit with an excellent Danish lunch or refreshments. In summer there is outdoor seating on the sunny terrace.

Restaurant Leonora is located behind The Castellan’s House at the end of Møntportvejen and is named after King Christian IV’s daughter, Leonora Christina.

To reserve a table, call the restaurant on +45 4826 7516

The Little Ferry

From Hillerød town centre you can sail the most beautiful nautical mile in Denmark on the Castle Lake at Frederiksborg Castle. The little ferry sails from Hillerød Torv to the Baroque Garden and the trip takes about 30 minutes. The ferry sails when the flag is flying at the landing stages of both Hillerød Torv and the Baroque Garden. The trip costs DKK 30 for adults and DKK 10 for children.

Read more about the Castle Ferry and sailing times here

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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