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The David Collection

Kronprinsessegade 30-32, Copenhagen 1306 , Denmark (Indre By)
33-73-49-49
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Ranked #1 of 207 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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Vienna, Austria
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This museum has two different parts - Islamic Art and Danish Collections. I went to both of the parts and it was quite amazing experience. If I remember correctly, the oldest collection in Islamic section was from 7th century. It will require more than 3 hour to visit the whole museum. I also liked the Danish section where you can... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just amazing. 2 floors with ancient arabic stuff, 2 floors with the European exposition. Worth visiting!

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very pleasantly surprised at the exceptional quality of the pieces in the collection, rated as one of the best Islamic collection worldwide! Displayed professionally, pieces were exquisite, fine and varied. It was a joy to appreciate the obvious care and thought put into displaying each piece in its best light. And entrance is free! Go early as one can easily... More

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Parma, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The museum is free to visit and they even provide you with a tablet (for free) that you use as it translates the descriptions of the artifacts in English (they are only written in Danish) and you can get further information about certain artifacts. The museum has a great collection of Middle Eastern artifacts which is worth the visit alone!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is so much history here, that I was never aware of. Everything is very well explained and the quality of the collection is mind blowing!

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Gentofte
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

amazing collection of middle eastern artifacts in a really great building that has been recently refurbished.

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Sweden
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The museum has a lobely Collection of islamic art and also some rooms with older Danish furiniture. Ver interesting. Staff was very nice, too.

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Mumbai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is mind-blowing and I don't use the word lightly. Sir David left a treasure trove of Islamic art from India to Spain including Afghanistan, Spain, Egypt dating back centuries in his collection, housed inside his stunning 4 storied home. If you are interested (and you will eventually BE, even if you are initially not) this could take hours.... More

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been to many museums over the years, but the manner of presentation in this one, particularly of the Islamic collection, has to rank amongst the very best we've ever seen. Keep your eyes open for the place, because it's so underplayed from the street that it's easy to miss.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really liked the exhibition on Islamic art, if you are not already an expert and there is a rainy day, there is so much to see and read on religion, history and art. It was very interesting. However, the exhibition on indian block printing was quite orientalist. The items collected by a white danish artists in the 80s were... More

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