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The David Collection

Kronprinsessegade 30-32, Copenhagen 1306 , Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #1 of 205 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Web: David  Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday 10-17, Wednesday 10-21, Monday closed.  Admission is free.  Non-Flash photography is allowed.  Christian Ludvig... more »
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The collection is an interesting one, mainly focusing on the rise of Islam to great powers. However, if you only have a limited time in Copenhagen, this should not be at the top of your list

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The collection here was very impressive. There's so much stuff to see that it's even overwhelming! The staff gives you a tablet that interacts with all the pieces. It would've been nice if there was a list of a couple pieces to see in each exhibit because like I said there's so much I didn't know where to start and... More

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Jiuzhaigou County, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is amazing to discover in Denmark a wonderful Islamic art collection. the info provided on iPads are informative. Best part- it is free.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The museum should be the definition of 21st century museums. This is an impeccably designed for cured fabric, books artworks tile on and on. Even for people who were not interested in middle eastern /Islamic art. The museum's design intrgued the visitor's mind. Being in may museum and quiet bit familiar with Isalmic art. That was just a WOW museum... More

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Wales, Uk
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3 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Islamic Manuscripts are fascinating. I would have liked even more information on these - they have lots filed in drawers under the main displays. I didn't have long enough to view these properly. It's free. The Danish art on floor 2 is also worth a look. The tablet translations are a great idea. Hat's off....

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Columbus OH
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129 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As others have said, the David Collection is remarkable. The exhibit is beautifully curated in an impeccably designed and cared for building. There is so much to see and the iPads, provided free, give lots of information. Really more than I could absorb. While Trip Advisor ranks this as the number one attraction in Copenhagen, and it is great, if... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

With Denmark being our 5th country on this trip, we'd seen many museums. We decided to visit this one because it was the number 1 attraction in Copenhagen on TripAdvisor, and deservedly so. The Islamic art collection across 2 floors is huge, with extensive notes available in your language (English in our case) via customised iPads with sensors - some... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The museum is near the Kings Gardens but easy to miss. It's a large converted house. An amazing collection of Islamic Art - truly spectacular and a must see. Very helpful staff, well set up. And FREE!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We loved this museum. Place looks small on outside, but with 5 floors and collections from all over, it was one of the best museums I have visited around the world. Very pleasantly surprised and free! We will certainly go back as did not have time to see nearly all of it!

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Clarksville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Don't let its exterior fool you! The inside is a series of residential rooms converted into a world class collection of art from the Islamic kingdoms! It is across from the Rosenberg Castle.Truely worth visiting

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