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Thorvaldsens Museum

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen 1213, 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: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Beautiful building too

You do not go there just for the art. The architecture and interior design is super. The colours are quite something.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You do not go there just for the art. The architecture and interior design is super. The colours are quite something.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in Classical-influenced sculpture, this museum is worth a visit. On Wednesdays, it is free admission. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there are other collections in the museum - Thorvaldsen's private art collection (with many Danish and Scandinavian painters), and I found the collection of signet rings (with their imprints) to be very interesting. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may not be as well known as several other museums in the Copenhagen area, but you should not miss it. The sculpture is exceptional and the individual would created the audio touring material did an excellent job. We spent two hours here during a rainy morning and wish we had spent more time.

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

Thank you so much for this great review. We’re so happy to read that you liked the museum and our audio guide :-) We are more than happy to welcome you back anytime. More 

Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is entirely dedicated to Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish neoclassicist sculptor who mostly lived and worked in Rome in the early 19th century. It is a great museum with comprehensive collection of the sculptor’s works as well as the paintings and other artifacts collected by the artist.

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Gæsteansvarlig at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy, that you enjoyed it :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this museum. It's dedicated to one man. It showed the sculptures from sketches to clay models to plaster casts to marble. It was on three levels, easy to be guided by map. The staff were helpful with our questions. It's a must see

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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Gæsteansvarlig at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We will pass on your kind words about our staff :-) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

a great museum if you are a fan of Victorian sculpture and painting. We went on a Wednesday when entry is free. The building is interesting the exhibits bot so much to my tastes in art which are more modern.

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for stopping by :-) More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

from the outside it looks nothing but inside is a treasure of sculpture and beautiful themed decorated rooms , for anyone who loves sculpture this is a must see

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit :-) More 

Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Spent an enjoyable hour here. The sculptures are brilliant and Thorvaldsen had a comprehensive collection of paintings and artifacts as well. Building is impressive - three floors. Cloak room on lower level is self serve and free of charge. Coffee shop, gift shop. Free entry to the museum on Wednesdays. Definitely worth visiting - don't touch anything - and don't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and found the sculptures “brilliant” :-) More 

San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We went in this museum because it was included in the Copenhagen Card. Very interested sculptures of Thorvaldsen.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you found it interesting :-) More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This was on our 'to do' list. Worth a visit if you are into sculpture. Shame many of the exhibits are only plaster casts but still good.

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

Thank you very much for your review. Concerning the plaster casts some might see it as a pity, but we also see a certain charm to it. The plaster casts are the first model of the actual sculpture – in that way we like to think of us as the place that holds all the original pieces :-) Futhermore, the... 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.