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Thorvaldsens Museum

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: +4533321532
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be...
See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be found across Europe. Long corridors allow for natural light and echo the creative ambiance. The Museum opened on September 18, 1848. It is Denmark’s oldest and also most extraordinary museum building. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Absolutely Fantastic Museum

I visited on a Wednesday, which meant the museum was free to visit - to my surprise! The audio guides are also free to borrow, and there are paper cards in each room in Danish and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I visited on a Wednesday, which meant the museum was free to visit - to my surprise! The audio guides are also free to borrow, and there are paper cards in each room in Danish and English as well. There are free and secure lockers for you to secure your belongings, as they restrict the size of bag you can... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If neoclassical sculpture is your thing this is a great spot. A small museum with rooms, each decorated differently, full of statues. A great quite spot to experience some beautiful sculpture under a blue ceiling dotted with stars. A must for those who love art!

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful building and famous sculptures. Silent and quiet when I was there. It shows the work of the most famous sculpturer Denmark ever had.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We’re happy you enjoyed your visit at the museum. Feel free to come back anytime :-) More 

Los Angeleeze, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What's neat about this museum is that it is all Thorvaldsen, so you get a good sense of his work, and also the museum was specifically built to house this collection and hasn't changed since it opened over 150 years ago. Amazing! Don't miss the little exhibit downstairs that contains the theater seat the artist collapsed in after suffering a... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We feel so privileged that we have an entire museum to honour Bertel Thorvaldsen. We’re glad you feel the same way. Thank you for your cliffhanger – indeed you simply have to come visit in order to find out what’s on the top floor ;-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wow, this guys was a true craftsman. Not only are his sculptures incredible, but his paintings and collections of historical artefacts (over 10 000!) are mindblowing! As soon as you enter the museum, to your left is the first gallery. The sculptures....wow. Massive sculptures with crazy detail was just incredible. You then go on to see some more sculptures -... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We’re so happy you enjoyed your visit at Thorvaldsens Museum. We are also madly in love with the historical artefacts! Thank you for your review :-) More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My late teen sons are not much for art museums, but this one sparked their interest. You can get up close and personal with the representations of mythological gods and goddesses. Much more pleasant than fighting for space to see similar work in Italy.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We know it can be hard to attact the attention of teens. Therefore we are so thrilled that it happened for you and your son. Feel free to visit us again, whenever you’re in Copenhagen :-) More 

Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The museum is free on Wednesday. You need to put your bag in lockers but its free (not free in other museums that require the same).There is free wifi in the main hall. Some of the sculptures are really huge so it is really quite amazing to see them up close. No air conditioning but keeps cool even on a... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We also very happy that it keeps cool even on a hot summer day in Copenhagen. We are aware that our museum do not live up to the modern standards, when it comes to people who are disabled. The museum is listed as a protected national monument and due to that it is a bit... More 

Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you love sculptures, the collection of Bertel Thorvaldsens has to be in your Copenhagen route. Keep in mind that he is one of the main artists in Europe so you will also find his work in many cities. You will have a taste of classical mythology, Christian art, and spectacular plaster models and marble statues. If you are in... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. We welcome you back anytime :-) More 

Otley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were passing the museum on a Wednesday and popped in on a whim. I'm glad we did, it wasn't even busy despite being the free entry day. The building was purpose-built to house the city's collection of Thorvaldsen's work and it does the job splendidly. Not being huge fans of neo-classical sculpture, we got a bit bored after the... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We’re thrilled that you decided to pay us a visit and enjoyed it. Furthermore we are happy that even though you’re not that into sculptures you discovered that there are so many other ways to enjoy the museum. Thank you for your review and comment about our one of our guides – we feel very lucky to have them :-) More 

Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

His works are masterpieces, and you are lucky, that there is a museum dedicated only to his works. One of the masters whom you admire, and you could be very happy, that even if he was livint most of his life in Rome, the Danish honor him so much. And by the way - this museum was the first public... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed our museum. We also feel lucky that we got an entire museum to honor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Thank you for your review :-) More 

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