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Thorvaldsens Museum

Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
Phone Number: +4533321532
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Ranked #18 of 209 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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conway sc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Found this museulm, which is really a museum with the sculpture burried in the middle of the squarre of the building. Its filled with such large sculputres, and oh so many The sculptlures are magnificent and there are guides walking around who will explain the sculptures The sculpture died 2 years before the museum was built and is buried in... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Sculptures, lots of them. Many are plasters, some are actual stone. Style wise, not so much variety as they are all pretty classical. The building layout feels a little strange, but is interesting in it's own right.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This museum is amazing! Thorvaldsen was a phenomenal sculptor. His attention to detail was excellent. One thing I really noticed was his statues' hands. All were perfectly carved, something that many artists have struggled with. This collection was so much fun to look around, and so much of his work is dedicated to my favourite ancient myth, Cupid and Psyche,... More 

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit – feel free to visit us again :) More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A huge collection of incredible sculpture plus Thorvaldsens' own collections (Egypt art, coins, etc.). The main gallery includes huge sculptures (or plaster models of statuary located in major cities or museums). Some stand over 20 feet tall. The main gallery is used for weddings - how incredible would that be?!

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. More 

Niva, Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Thorvaldsen was a world known sculpturer in the middle of the 19th century, every royal and emperor had him make sculptures of them. Facinating display of his works.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you – we appreciate your response very much :) More 

Luxembourg
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The building interior, sculptures, and paintings restored the sunshine to a wet Sunday! Fortunately we saw the amazing ceilings through the windows the previous night and came back to get a better look.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Chef  at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

We are always more than happy to provide shelter and sunshine :) Please visit us again if you ever get the chance. More 

Houston
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

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