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Danish History for Children at Frederiksborg Castle

Be a knight or a princess for a day in the children's universe at Frederiksborg Castle. Find out what it was like to grow up as a prince at the castle; the famous Danish king Christian 4. was born and raised here. The exhibition Danish History for Children is open all weekends and holidays from Easter through to the autumn holidays.

NB! Danish History for Children is temporarily closed.

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 participate in the museum's many seasonal and holiday activities.

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 unique 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.

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 inherit the throne once.

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

Seasonal activities

Follow us on 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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