15 Oct 2005-27 Feb 2006. The museum in Christian VIII's mansion at Amalienborg Palace has been given a collection of around 100 handmade dolls portraying in miniature generations of the Danish monarchy. Moulded from beeswax and decorated with painstaking attention to detail by Funen minister, Orla Pedetersen, over a period of 15 years, the dolls have been put on display in various rooms in the Palace, which is still the main residence of the Danish royal family. All five generations of the Glcksborg dynasty occupy the museum garden room, featuring King Christian IX and his Queen Louise (1863-1906), also known as the forefathers of European royalty. The dolls of the Oldenborg dynasty, which ruled Denmark 1448-1863, are in the next room, formerly King Christian Xs private dining room, surrounded by apposite objects selected from the Rosenberg Palace museum. Five generations of Danish queens dressed in their wedding finery are lined up in front of a group photo of the Glcksborg royal family at the marriage of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in May 2004. Admission Dkk50, concessions Dkk30, under 14s Dkk15.
Tues-Sun 11.00-16.00, 19-26 Dec, 31 Dec-1 Jan closed.
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Beeswax Kings and Queens of Denmark.
The Amalienborg Palace museum is at Amalienborg Slotslads, a 25-minute walk from the centre of Copenhagen. By bus: 1, 6, 9, 10. Tel. +45 33 401010