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Thorvaldsens Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
+4533321532
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Ranked #20 of 207 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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salt lake city
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Thorvaldsen's works are extensive and his artistry is apparent. For anyone interested in sculpture, this is a good option.

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Malmo, Sweden
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very central museum close to the Parlement. The museum is nice if you know anything about Thorvaldsen. A good stop if its raining.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Indeed, Thorvaldsens Museum is within walking distance from some of the most popular attractions of Copenhagen, which makes it very easy to visit several sites in one day. More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of Copenhagens most famous men and the museum is a great experience, placed in the middle of Copenhagen city

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you – we appreciate your review :) More

Stockholm
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76 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Thorvaldsen is one of the most famous Danes of all time. He is one of the best sculptors in the world. We wanted to see his famouse original statue of Christ, which you can see in so many churches. Many sculptures were on display and several are monumental big.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

It is great to know that you enjoyed your visit. We thank you for your response! :) More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Could be a little dull for children. But rather amazing to think about have the big statues were made - so many years ago.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We do try to accommodate visits from children. Among other things, we have an open drawing workshop on the 1st floor where children and their families can get suggestions on how to draw Thorvaldsen’s sculptures. Also, we offer special activities for children during several holidays each year. Please visit us again sometime :) More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed Thorvaldsen’s art and the many tales. Thank you very much for your review! :) More

Virginia Beach
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and hope to see you again sometime :) More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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2,078 attraction reviews
1,993 helpful votes 1,993 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

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