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The David Collection

Kronprinsessegade 30-32, Copenhagen 1306 , Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #1 of 210 Attractions in Copenhagen
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It is free to visit and you will be briefed and given a tablet, by which you can access the exhibit information in English after your tablet has touched contact with the exhibit (display with Danish information). I manage to spend my one hour on the top two floors of Islamic Art and Cultures. One could spend more time to... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this collection is Islamic Art of quality and quantity, well displayed and a spread of ages and styles of art. I am not an Islamic enthusiast, just a passing interest so it was in some instances beyond my understanding especially the calligraphy and inscriptions, however if you just look at the exhibits as beautiful art then it is still a... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Fabulous musuem for free! They have a fantastic collection of Islamic art on 2 floors and another 2 floors with Danish stuff. We spent all morning here, worth all of it! Not to be missed!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the collection and found it very detailed. You get given an iPad and scan the badges on the Islamic pieces for more information. There are over 2000 pieces in the collection so it is possible to spend a lot of time there if you wish. Definitely worth seeing and getting a free bit of education on Islamic art

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San Francisco
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A wonderful little museum that is a pleasure to walk through. It's mostly known for its Islamic art collection (which is rich, broad and interesting) but what sets this place apart is its presentation of its works, which includes curated rooms with original furnishings and artwork (step back in time). Dimly lit and efficietnly laid out to enjoy. It's also... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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201 reviews 201 reviews
84 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fantastic, free museum. In the 3 hours we spent here, we only managed the top two floors, which were Islamic art as well as information on Islamic rulers/regions, much of which we had never known. Each person is given a free tablet, choice of languages. You put the tablet up to the information symbol at each exhibit and you can... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

THis is a small museum but well worth the time. An outstanding collection and great care has been taken to present it in an accessible manner. The tablets they give you are a wonderful addition so you can read more about the items.

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petah tikva
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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not only very rich and interesting collection, but also superb organisation of exhibitions and explanations. It was a veritable crash course in Islam's history and culture. The Danish part is nice and enjoyable, the personal is very helpful.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited this museum because we are quite fond of Islamic art and had read the reviews here. The Islamic collection was all we had time to see, but it was of outstanding quality and very well presented. As much as we enjoyed it, I'm a bit surprised that it's the number one attraction in Copenhagen since the city has... More

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Buderim, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

An instructive insight into the history of the Islam, illustrated by its art. The mosaics weren't the best I've ever seen but the collection was still well worth the visit - especially as it was free.

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