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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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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 contents in a similarly impressive building!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lund, Sweden
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Lund, Sweden
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 89 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

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

Port Chester, NY, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We enjoyed this museum, which is right next to the palace, and museum island. There are lots of sculptures, and other things as well. They are arranged in such a way that you can see everything very quickly and efficiently. It reminded me of the Museum of Rome.

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

That you for your review – we are happy you enjoyed your visit :-) More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Thorvaldsen was an outstanding sculptor, and this location is a great showcase of what is his best works. The building itself is well done. Plus there are good displays showing the sculpting process used by he and his team in his studio. This museum is worth seeing.

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

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

Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This museum was so comfortable, easy to meander and uncrowded. The sculptures were amazing. We enjoyed the basement level, seeing the sculptures in progress. You can grab a coffee, and snack and sit in an open courtyard which is quiet. This is nice compared to larger musuems!

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Impressive and beautiful sculptures in a fascinating building. Make sure you enter the side walkways to see the amazing "trompe l'oeil" floor mosaics.. We found the staff enthusiastic and informative. When we visited there were various activities set out for children in the main gallery - not sure if this is a regular feature .

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

Thank you so much for your great review and for the kind words about our staff :-) Our main activities for children are during school holidays - but at the meeting place on the first floor children and their grown ups can use the various drawing materials free of charge (all year). There are paper and pencils as well as... More 

Richmond, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Directly north of Rome (20 hours by car) where he spent most of his life, is Thorvaldsens Museum designed and built by the city of Copenhagen for the works of its native son, Bertel Thorvaldsens. You'll find extraordinary sculptures of gods and goddesses, heroes and nobility, huge statues and exquisite carvings in marble and plaster. We could have spent more... More 

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Thank you so much for your great review :-) We welcome you back any time. More 

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