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Thorvaldsens Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
+4533321532
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Ranked #14 of 205 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Web: Thorvaldsensmuseum  Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am – 5 pm; Monday closed. Also closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.   Free admission to the... more »
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was never familiar with Thorvaldsen, but the sculptures are great and worth checking out if you are interested in neoclassical art. If you are not already familiar with the classic tales, or if you see a new Cupid that you don't recognize, there are English and Danish sheets with lots of helpful context. The special exhibit (Jørgen Haugen Sørensen)... More

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Virginia Beach
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A small museum, but a gem. Thorvaldsen created some exquisite neoclassical sculptures. We were excited to see one of his works which we also have at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a fascinating museum, much enhanced by getting the audio tour from the shop (it's included in the ticket price)

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the free audio guide. Please visit us again sometime :-) More

Woodside, California, Usa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Some great art but the rooms are poorly marked. Get a map and be ready to find what your looking for on your own

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback. When arriving, we provide all visitors with an intro guide containing a map of the museum and a short introduction to the rooms. Further, we highly encourage guests to try our free audio guide, which offers a guided tour of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures including the art-historical characteristics, information about the people who ordered the sculptures,... More

Malaga, Spain
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2,274 reviews 2,274 reviews
2,046 attraction reviews
1,930 helpful votes 1,930 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Bertel Thorvaldsen was the most famous sculptor that Denmark produced. He lived from 1770 to 1844 and Thorvaldsens Museum is Denmark’s oldest and also most extraordinary museum building. The museum opened in 1848. It houses nearly all of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s original models for the sculptures he created for numerous European countries. One can also find his drawings and... More

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review :-) More

Pouso Alegre, MG
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Thorvaldsens is a nice museum with ancient Denmark, Egypt and Greek pieces, but personally it's not a must-see sightseeing. It is located right next to Christiansborg Slot

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review – we appreciate your feedback. Surely, we do not agree that the museum is not a must-see ;-) More

Moscow, Russia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When I first came to this museum I found that it was full of surprises for me. I had heard the name Thorvaldsens but never thought that the famous British Royal lion was his. As well as many other equally famous sculptures. It was like unexpectedly finding a lot of old friends there. He is really monumental and multi-faceted in... More

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are absolutely excited to learn that you enjoyed your visit and spent so many hours at our museum. More

Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is an excellent museum of a great Master. Cost of the ticket 40 DK. Perfect collection of the paintings, sculptures and archaeological samples. Unforgetable experience!

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kinds words :) More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Most beautiful and underrated museum in Copenhagen - my favourite place. I would encourage people to go, but then also would like to have the place all to myself. ;)

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much. You are very welcome to visit us whenever you feel like it! :) More

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

the kids were very hesitant about this trip but they soon warmed up to the idea once they saw how interactive it could be. It was raining and this was the perfect outlet. The children made al kinds of things which we then had to figure out how to pack

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It is so nice to hear that your kids have enjoyed some of our occasional creative activities for children. Please stop by again. More

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