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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Taylorsville, Utah
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7 reviews
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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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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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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great museum with the collected works of Thorvaldsens (I'll admit I hadn't heard of him before but I'm glad I do so now) that include several models, statues and sculptures ranging from life size to really large. My personal favorites were the large equestrian statues in the great hall as well as the Christ gallery with the... More 

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Greeley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We both have art/architecture backgrounds and have visited many fine art museums. We can't recommend this one. One artist. Many items are very dirty plaster casts - they don't want to clean them and damage the details. Yes, there are a few very well done marble sculptures, but the building is not interesting either. Skip this museum.

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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 - we appreciate your feedback. Surely, we do not agree on that the museum has the least interesting collection or sculptures ;-) More 

Menlo Park, California, United States
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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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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Public 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 

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

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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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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 

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Additional Information about Thorvaldsens Museum

Address: 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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