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The David Collection

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Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Kronprinsessegade 30/32, Copenhagen 1306, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 73 49 49
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Impressive !

The museum is located right near the King's Garden. The collection is impressive and beautiful. You can find a lot of details about the items in the tablets you are given at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is located right near the King's Garden. The collection is impressive and beautiful. You can find a lot of details about the items in the tablets you are given at the entrance downstairs. And, it is (surprisingly) free ! You surely have to go to the David Collection when in Copenhagen !

Thank SAM-SAM140
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this collection is unbelieavable! really beautiful ancient jewish and muslim antiques. and then 1st floor is a cool contrast with Danish art.

Thank emilierr
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

personally the islamic pottery and the actual building really impressed me, beautiful objects, superbly presented, delightful! we stayed for perhaps 90 minutes, they have english "tablets" to help you understand the exhibits, and a cool interactive screen. Really lovely small, not very busy museum and gallery.

Thank Andrew W
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't sure about going here on my recent trip to Copenhagen but I am really glad we did. Beautiful collection, intimate, clean, interesting setting. Close to many other attractions in the city, and it is free for everyone. I strongly recommend visiting. We were there for about an hour and a half but we could have stayed twice as... More 

Thank JAG_in_YVR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This free museum includes a free audio guide that I think has commentary on every piece in every display in every room. The artwork is beautifully displayed. Wish I had time to visit it a second day.

Thank Susan1205
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I find Islamic art captivating and the collection on offer here does not in any way disappoint, there are some stunning pieces the like of which I've never seen before. Add to that the most helpful and friendly staff who could not do enough to make me welcome or to explain things and the visit was absolutely perfect.

Thank longhaulfromlondon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating, shocking, charming, in-deep history overview. Definitely, one of the best museums in the world! All the artifacts are categorized as per the themes: religion, literature, medicine, astronomy, fine arts, military art, house ware; per territory and ages... It took us 5 hours but we were a bit in a hurry, otherwise min 7-8 hours needed (or 2 days). Would... More 

Thank Mila M
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Copenhagen can be expensive. So when I saw that the David Collection was 1) Free Admission, 2) Open late on Wednesdays and 3) very near my hotel, I had to check it out. The highlight (for me) of this museum/art collection was the very impressive collection of Islamic Art. The exhibits are presented chronologically, with excellent signage in each area... More 

Thank HappySnaps
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot recommend this museum enough. It's fairly tucked away the other side of Rosenborg Slot Gardens, but when you get inside, there is a veritable treasure trove of wonders. The museum is free, but you are asked to leave all your belongings in lockers. The staff at the front desk will give you a tablet that you can tap... More 

Thank sbrbrackley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best attraction we went to in Copenhagen. It helped it was free (not sure why - it was a Tuesday) and that they had an excellent free tablet that gave an English translation to everything. Amazing Islamic art - about which I knew nothing. We spent a couple of hours entranced by it all. Very... More 

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Davids_Samling, Registrar at The David Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The admission to the museum is always free. :-) More 

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.