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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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The Copenhagen card got us in and we were super suprized to learn about this fine artist. A free listening tour is a must. The molds are so interesting and the history of all he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Copenhagen card got us in and we were super suprized to learn about this fine artist. A free listening tour is a must. The molds are so interesting and the history of all he accomplished in his life. The Vatacian pieces were my favorite. To be able to be upclose to the details was so captivating.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a great museum, with detailed information and helpful staff! I love visiting and spending time just admiring all the details of the structure it self and off course the sculptures and paintings. This is a museum where its worth taking your time to enjoy the perfection of astonishing sculptures in various sizes!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Free on Wednesdays. Great variety of artists' work and contemporary artists as well. Easy access and size of collection perfect for a few hours.

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

Thank you so much for your great review and visit here at the museum. We are more than happy to welcome you back anytime. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It is said that this museum contains almost every example of the work of Bertel Thorvaldsen to survive. I am not a bit surprised. I cannot imagine that anyone else would want it. Let me explain that controversial opening in a bit more detail. If a country can be said to have a National Sculptor, Thorvaldsen is unquestionably Denmark's. He... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and thoughts on Thorvaldsens Museum. The museum is in every manner unique and site specific and we could not imagine any other location for his collection either. We strive to provide a full image of the artist and not only display his finished sculptures and we are glad for hear that you found this part... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What an extraordinary and unique museum this is: The building itself is just as beautiful as the art and its history is fascinating. I was only able to visit the ground floor, filled with many galleries of Thorvaldsen's own work. Perhaps I could have carved out the time to continue on upstairs because I have since heard so many good... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. We are glad to hear that you found our museum, the exhibition and information material inspirational. We can really recommend continuing up the stairs and see the collections of paintings and antiques as they complement the exhibition on the main floor and fulfill the image of one of Denmark’s greatest... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I find it really important that a context for the objects in question is provided; the fantastic information sheets available in the small gallery rooms all around the ground floor made for a really great experience looking at Thorvaldsens' classical collection. We took advantage of the free entry on Wednesday. The lighting is lovely and the building itself is amazing... More 

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

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

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Thorvaldsens Museum primarily contains Thorvaldsen's own sculptures but the museum also contains Thorvaldsen's large collection of paintings made by contemporary European and Danish artists, and his collection of antiques.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review – please visit us again sometime :) More 

Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beatiful way to experience one of Denmark's greats! Go there and see his art and get an insight of the ethos of his time only experienced in Rome!

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

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

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

the works and collections of the great classicist sculptor Thorvaldsen who lived most of his life in Rome, but donated his Collections to Copenhagen- actually the first public museum here.The building itself was built by M.G. Bindesbøll in 1839-48 with Sonne's remarkable murals showing the receiving of Thorvaldsen on his return in 1838. He is buried in the courtyard

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your great review :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Going into the Thorvaldsen Museum is like meeting the great and the good of the early nineteenth century, all the celebs living in Rome, penurious East European aristocrats and some very doubtful characters. The place rings with the cries and laughter of children who at first sight one would expect to be daunted by the monumental marbles and plaster casts... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We a very happy to learn that you felt the very special atmosphere of our museum. You are more than welcome to visit us again :-) More 

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