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Thorvaldsens Museum

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen 1213, Denmark
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+45 33 32 15 32
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Fantastic museum

I think this have now become my new favourite museum in Copenhagen - the impressively large statues on the ground floor in the main hall, the light that emphasises all the rooms... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Adele H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this have now become my new favourite museum in Copenhagen - the impressively large statues on the ground floor in the main hall, the light that emphasises all the rooms and statues, the quietness, all the walls/rooms in different colours, the staff- it all impressed!

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In two floors a huge selection of the work of this artist. Also tghere is a selection of paintings and other art collected by Thorvaldsen, when he lived. Wednesdays it is free admission here.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was one of my favourite museums to visit when I lived in Copenhagen some 20+ yrs ago. It's an absolute must see's for those that like to visit museums and look at brilliant pieces of art. The building itself is a true piece of architecture art, and full of sculptures and art pieces that you will enjoy. Thorvaldsen... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review :-) We are happy that you still enjoy the museum find it a 'must see'. More 

Nørresundby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well designed museum of sculptures by Thorvaldsen and his collection of antiquities. Definitely must be visited when you are in Copenhagen.

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

Thank you so much for your great review :-) We are happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Cranbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect as I am not up to speed on Danish artists, but the museum doesn't require previous knowledge to truly appreciate the art and feel like it was a few hours well spent. It's a bit chilly in the museum, so keeping a sweater and even your jacket on is a good idea in colder months.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review :-) We are allways happy to share our passion for Thorvaldsen with our visitors :-) And will pass your review to our colleagues. More 

Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The famous sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen has filled this 19th century museum with his art and private collection. It is one of its kind, but do not miss the impressive building with all its fine symbolic and impressions from different ages and countries. Furthermore, the personnel at this museum were not only going along the corridors like "ghosts" - they were... More 

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

Tank you so much for your great review :-) We will share your positive feed back with our colleagues :-) More 

Carlsbad, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

If you aren't interested in 19th century classical sculpture, don't visit. If you are interested, you'll be blown away by the beauty and mastery of Thorvaldsen's work. Easily my favorite sculpture museum in the world thus far.

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We’re thrilled that our museum is your favorite sculpture museum in the world. Feel free to come back anytime :-) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We went on a Wednesday as it was free entrance but we would happily have paid. Fantastic sculptures and a very atmospheric building. You are not overwhelmed by the amount of things to see which makes for a rewarding hour or two. Very close to the main shopping area and worth a visit.

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We’re so happy you enjoyed the museum. Feel free to come back any time :-) More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Extensive collection of Thovaldsen's works, models as well as finished marbles. Very interesting collections of memorabilia, furniture and his collection of art and antiques. The building itself is a piece of architectural art and the first public museum to be built in Denmark.

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

Thank you so much for your great review :-) We are very happy to recieve your feedback. More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We visited this museum while touring Denmark in October, 2016. The museum is unusual in that it has works by just one artist. However, he was very prolific and there is a lot to see. The statues are lined up in long corridors. Each one is very interesting. It was not crowded when we went so that we could take... More 

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Thank you so much for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and Thorvaldsen's statues :-) More 

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