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Thorvaldsens Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #14 of 190 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Niva, Denmark
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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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83 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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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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