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Today the Natural History Museum consists of the Zoological Museum, the Botanical Garden and the Geological Museum, which will be united in a variety of new and existing buildings at the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen. The new museum is expected to be completed in 2017. You can follow the plans and the development of the new museum on these pages.
It happens once every century that we have the opportunity to build a new national museum in Denmark. Now the chance is here. With the establishment of the Natural History Museum at the Botanical Garden we will not only build a new natural history museum in a unique and authentic setting, with this central location the new museum will also become a part of Copenhagen's green culture centre, which with the King's Garden, Østre Anlæg and the Botanical Garden as a frame houses a row of the most significant museums of the country. This park and museum landscape is visited annually by 5-8 million guests and is overall one of Denmark's largest attractions.
Creating a new museum in the heart of Copenhagen is a unique opportunity. In the new natural history museum the riches of the magazines will be the cornerstone of the exhibitions. The visitors will be explorers in the world of nature, and the museum will be one with the surrounding garden.
In a time of fantastic nature programs on television and unlimited access to information the museum can offer something that is totally unique: the meeting with the real objects, the living research and newest knowledge in a framework that provides for interactivity and immersion.