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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
Fee: Yes
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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Where the Danish art meets the Roman

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Munich, Germany

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Otley, United Kingdom
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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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Budapest, Hungary
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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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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

nice museum, a little hidden; in between the centre and the parliament. nice collection though and we spend a few beautiful hours here.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Even if Sculpture is not your thing, seeing a whole museum of sculpture is simply inspiring. You can see close up, friezes, busts, full size sculptures on pediments, maquets, drawings and the process of how he made some of his sculptures. Thorvaldsen's sculptures can be seen everywhere in Denmark. This museum is the earliest in Denmark, and is laid out... More 

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Akureyri, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visiting the Thorvaldsens Museum is a nice way to go back in time. It is quite extraordinary to see this massive work by one individual and a nice reprieve from a busy day. It certainly is solid!

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very nice museum. We went on Weds when it was free but it would have been worth paying for. It has a very good collection of the artists work and other ancient artifacts he collected. Good descriptions in English. Look for the description sheets in each room. He was a pretty good artist even though we had not heard of... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The main attractions of the museum are the wonderful sculptures by Thorvaldsen, but the big surprise was his personal collection of ancient Greek, Egyptian, Roman antiquities. He had a particular fascination with the Greek god, Priapus. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we didn't take advantage of the free audio guide, which would have enhanced our visit. Thorvaldsen sent 40 years... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad to hear that you had a nice time here and welcome you back anytime. More 

Taylorsville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum is in the center of many other castles and museums that are must sees in Copenhagen. Don't miss the Chrisus and the 12 apostles. The museum is just full of heroic sized statues of the great and noble throughout history. Thorvaldsen is an incredible talent and his works are wonderful to see up close. There are SOOO many... More 

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

Thank you – we are very happy to receive such a great review! :) More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had never been here before and my visit lasted over 2 hours as there was so much to see. The collection is unique in my opinion and apart from the neo classical art which was extremely interesting there was quite a good collection of other periods and I was particularly interested in the Greek red figure vases which I... More 

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Thank you very much for your great review! We are absolutely thrilled to know that you loved the museum! :)... More 

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone Number: +4533321532
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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