Visit Denmark’s Post Museum: Now for Free

free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New — By Jane Graham on January 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Copenhagen’s Post & Telegraph Museum was closed for several months last summer for an extensive renovation and facelift to the numerous permanent exhibitions housed in this old Post Office found a short walk away from the city’s landmark Round Tower. When it reopened in the middle of October, in addition to the fresh new sparkle to the halls, there was an extra surprise—the museum is now free for all guests until October 15.

This museum charts the history of telecommunications from the 1700s right up to today’s cell phones, and while this might sound like pretty dull subject matter, the museum manages to inject a little zest into it all with plenty of hands-on activities and interactive displays particularly suited to children in the 6-10 age group. There’s also a museum workshop open every weekend where kids can (along with plenty of other activities) design their own stamp—and print out 50 of them on a special sheet to take home.

Top off your visit with a trip up the elevator to the museum’s cafe Hovedtelegrafen, located on the top floor and offering magnificent views through its large glass windows that could almost rival those of Round Tower Rundetårn.

Other kid-friendly museums in the city with free entry include national gallery Statens Museum for Kunst and the Nationalmuseet.

Photos courtesy of David Huang/Flickr (top) and Denmark’s Post Museum.

Tags: Copenhagen museums, family activities, free attractions

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