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Thorvaldsens Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
+4533321532
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Ranked #17 of 191 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Houston
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Thorvaldsen Museum is beautiful. The building itself is enough to warrant a visit. The reliefs and sculptures of Thorvaldsen are beautifully executed and presented. Take your time and enjoy.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review :) More

Moscow, Russia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Plan to spend at least an hour here and definitely get an audioguide to walk you through all the key art pieces. Very interesting explanation of all significant moments to pay attention to, comprehensive for anyone not very familiar with art.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Plan to spend at least an hour here and definitely get an audioguide to walk you through all the key art pieces. Very interesting explanation of all significant moments to pay attention to, comprehensive for anyone not very familiar with art. More

Peterborough
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We are not into "art" but my wife & I visited this museum with our Danish friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Indeed, our museum is quite an experience in itself :) More

Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The sculptures were magnificent. The audio guide was great. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. The museum was a treasure.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review and kind words. We are very excited to know that you enjoyed your visit :) More

Atlanta, Georgia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I did not know anything about Thorvaldsens work and was really impressed on all that he did and his work and his school. Definitely stop in here to see it -- It was interesting on how statues are made and put together the different time periods. How much work he did. It is more than just looking at a bunch... More

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are very grateful that you stopped by even though you were not familiar with Thorvaldsen in advance :) Thank you for your great review! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I didn't think sculpture could overwhelm me as much after the visit to the Carlsberg Museum, but it did! Bertel Thorsvalsen (1770-1844) was the master from whom all influence in sculpture stems. The museum is unbelievable. In the basement, there are rooms that look as if they're storage, but are actually displays of parts of pieces that are either unattached... More

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We are absolutely thrilled to know that you enjoyed Thorvaldsen’s works and you are always more than welcome to visit us again :) More

New York City, New York
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Thorvaldsen was a highly prolific, extremely popular and successful sculptor. This museum houses a vast amount of his work. You will be awed by the craftsmanship -- but Neo-Classical sculpture is a hard pill to swallow by today's esthetic tastes. It's still fun if you have a Copenhagen Card so it won't cost you anything to pop in for a... More

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your praising words. Indeed, a Copenhagen Card provides you with a great opportunity to visit us alongside some of the other most popular attractions of the Copenhagen city center. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

didn't know about the artist and learned a lot. would have been better if audio guide was in order of rooms since exhibits don't change. interesting sculptures.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are very happy that you stopped by and took the time to write a review. Feel free to visit us again if you get the chance! :) More

Lisbon, Portugal
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Amazed by the sculptures, the personal library of Thorvaldsens, his basement 'atelier' and the sketches he made of real artifacts.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much – we are delighted to know that you enjoyed Thorvaldsen’s collection :) More

Darmstadt, Germany
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36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

these samples are incredible....enjoy the time there....even if it is not a cheap adventure...it is worth it every penny...especially the giant statues in one wing of the museum

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! While our entrance fee is normally DKK 40, admission is free every Wednesday :) We hope to see you again sometime. More

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