My weekend in Copenhagen included a lot of amazing sights and also the most steps I’ve ever walked in my life, but one particularly great stop on our self-guided tour was the Danish Design Museum. My boyfriend isn’t a huge museum enthusiast and until Copenhagen, my favorite museum exhibit was probably the bubble exhibit at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum where you can put yourself inside a bubble. Actually, that’s probably still my favorite but the Design Museum is a very close second.
Plus, it’s free for students and anyone under 26 so that was a great surprise.
What I loved about this museum was that you didn’t have to read every single plaque and stand in front of each item tilting your head and squinting your eyes trying to make yourself appreciate it when really you have no idea what significance you’re supposed to absorb.
As you might expect, the Design Museum is visually striking so I was able to meander through the exhibits and just take in how interesting everything looked and read more info if I really wanted. Mostly, it was eye candy and that’s why I loved it. If you’re not a huge museum person, you’d probably still love the Design Museum. If you are a big museum person, loving it wouldn’t come as a surprise to you.
As an added bonus, the gift shop is particularly awesome. I haven’t come across many gift shops in my adult life that were worth spending time in, but this one was filled with things I actually wanted to bring home with me.