Thorvaldsens Museum
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Kongens Nytorv • 7 min walk
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dar268
Greater London, UK156 contributions
Nov 2022
I’m not usually massively into sculpture but I really enjoyed the artworks and the stunning building. The audio guide app was very informative and thought-provoking, it pointed out so many clever details I would not have otherwise appreciated. They had Sean Scully pieces temporarily dotted throughout which was very nicely done. It is free on Wednesdays and the museum seemed to be generally trying to create a welcoming visitor experience, which I appreciated.
Written November 18, 2022
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BaldurBaldursson
Stockholm, Sweden127 contributions
Aug 2021
Visiting Bertil Thorvaldsens museum was a first time experience for me. It´s been on my "to do list" for many years. Being brought up with fine art as a part of my surroundings, at home and later on in life the Thorvaldsen museum was clearly important to visit during this visit to Copenhagen. Having seen many of Thorvaldsens work in Rome, The Vatican, in Iceland (Reykjavík Cathedral and Akureyri Church) - and statues in Reykjavík public rooms. It was a great experience to behold the works of Bertil Thorvaldsen, the history and workmanship. I got to see the museum that also is worth a visit due to the great architecture.
Don´t miss this one out. Classic art at its best.
Written August 22, 2021
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MichaelBNielsen
Odense, Denmark358 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
A quiet and beautiful oasis in the centre of Copenhagen. Even if you are not a fan of sculptures you should make a visit to this museum. The building and the interior decorations are awesome and the sculptures are presented in a very nice way in the smaller rooms. Only thing that could be better is the information about Thorvaldsen’s life.
Written January 26, 2020
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kristina a
Vancouver, Canada107 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We have visited many museums and this was our worst experience. From the gentlemen at the front desk to the workers in the hallways they were incredibly unwelcoming and unfriendly acting like we were bothering them by being there. The place was unkept and there were boxes and heaps of garbage here and there. Ignoring the unfriendly environment we tried to look around however there was no available audio guide nor signs in the walls or next to items to explain the displays and their significance. It was just a bunch of statues like you might see in a garden centre for your yard. Total waste of time.
Written June 18, 2022
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Mike B
Birmingham, United Kingdom30 contributions
I left visiting this Museum until my last day in Copenhagen as I had thought this rather dull looking place wouldn't hold much interest. How wrong I was!

Thorvaldsen is considered to have been one of Denmarks best sculptors and nearly all of his works are housed here. Even some of his possessions, books etc are also found in the place.

The Museum is easy to get around, all the exhibits are displayed in individual superbly decorated rooms and the sculptures and exhibits themselves are stunning. Many of them relate to Greek mythology and most rooms give details of the story behind the sculpture or reliefs within the room.

At present (August 2005), there are a row of winged chairs in the entrance hall in which you can sit and listen to various stories by Hans Christian Andersen.

I rarely give an "excellent" when writing any type of review on TripAdvisor, but in my opinion, in this case, it is justified.
Written August 28, 2005
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ClausLiisbergKamp
Roskilde, Denmark876 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
The museum owns the original paster versions of Thorvaldsen's famous statues.
Maximillian elector of Bavaria equestian statue.
And Stanislaw Poniatowsky. The germans blew up the equestian statue in Warzaw during WW2, a new copy was made from this original and presented to Poland afterwards.
And the pope who was present at Napoleons coronation.
Fantastic history lessons
- and one of the most famous danish artists
Written January 29, 2013
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Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that your experience at Thorvaldsens Museum was positive and educating. You are more than welcome to visit us again.
Written March 22, 2013
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Danglish.adventures
Copenhagen, Denmark454 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Superb sculpture gallery in an esquistly crafted building design to house an artists life works. There is a lovely cafe and you can sit in the courtyard and relax.
Written August 22, 2020
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TA6888
Vancouver, Canada203 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The museum is dedicated to the works of famous Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. There is a lot more than sculptures. Wander through the several chambers on the upper level.
Written February 25, 2020
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Robin Drinkall - Europe
Frederiksberg, Denmark428 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
Upto 40 years of his life was spent in Rome. The exterior of the building especially at the rear displays a painting of a boat supposedly transporting all his lifes work and collections to Denmark and the building within. It was all gifted to the City of Copenhagen, the Town Hall being located on Norregade in those days near Sankt Petri (Peter's).

The room's upstairs have allegedly never been disturbed perhaps only to have loaned out a paining or something to an exhibition. A catolgue from 1961 lists the Fanny Caspers painting in Room XXXII but just try and find Rooms XXXII and XXXI. Fanny Caspers is now in Room XXII but how true is this? Together 31 and 32 equal 63 but so does the F and C in a different way.

Jackie Kennedy reveived the idea for JFK to go to Dallas after sailing on a boat in Greece.

The museum is much more than a 1 or 2 hour visit. It is much, much bigger. Research first and then you'll be spending a far richer time when you next visit. I am sure all the museum staff will be upto speed and thrilled to help. Afterall there is an old tree outside the front looking into the 5 ..................
Written September 11, 2019
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Catherine J
23 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
All sculptures, all by the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. Included are some very large sculptures and plaster busts of by the artist.
Written January 24, 2018
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Thank you so much for your great review :-)
Written January 26, 2018
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