Danish History for Children at Frederiksborg Castle

Take a walk in the past

History for children

The Frederiksborg Museum of National History offers lots of experiences for children. Visit the children's exhibition and activity room in the old wine cellar of Christian 4 or take part in the museum's many seasonal and holiday activities.

Children's History of Denmark

The museum's children's exhibition "Christian 4 - child and king" tells the story of Denmark's famous king with a focus on his childhood. What was it like growing up as a young prince at Frederiksborg Castle?

Martin Bigum's four great history paintings tell in a funny, cartoonish style about Christian's birth at Frederiksborg, his childhood and how he was raised to once inherit the throne.

The exhibition deals, among other things, with superstition, schooling and the young king's coronation.

Dress up as a knight or princess

In the activity room, children can dress up in fine Renaissance dresses, suits and armour, and be immortalized as little knights and princesses. The suits are tailor-made for children, as are copies of some of the amazing garments you can see in the museum's historical paintings.

Write with ink and quill

You can also try writing with ink and quill using templates from Christian 4's style book, colourize princess dresses and jewellery, or draw coats of arms and orders.

Seasonal activities

Follow us on www.dnm.dk to see what is currently happening for children. The museum regularly organizes special activities in connection with holidays and special exhibitions.  

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