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Owner description: The Royal Cast Collection is part of the SMK, but you'll find the over 2000 casts, which make up the collection, at the Westindian Warehouse. Originally the warehouse was built to accommodate sugar and rum. But in 1984 the Royal Cast Collection moved in and turned the warehouse into an exhibitionspace. The Royal Cast Collection will be open for special events, so you can explore thousands of naked figures, which unveils the stories about everything from pagan gods to Christian stories.
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77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Big Statues”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

This 3 floored museum with limited Egyptian collection is a good place to visit. It is free, near Nyhavn and little mermaid. There is place for artistes to draw; there are really big statues and English speaking staff. It is more about sculptures not paintings or anything else yet still the signs and the interactive audios are in Danish language only.

Visited October 2013
Thank Saif A
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8 reviews from our community

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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Give them a budget and a real museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

To the Danish Minister of Culture:
Give this royal collection a budget and its own proper museum building!
The royal casts collection is unique in European Culture and deserves a better faith. What a wonderful collection to see together. If I where an art student, I would have spent a good part of my practical study time here. I am very happy to have visited the collection. It made my trip to Copenhagen worthwhile!

Visited August 2013
Thank JohnSt_2
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Something different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

As we walked along the waterfront from the Amalienborg Palace heading to the little mermaid, we had a pleasant surprise. After encountering a large statue of David, we discovered the Royal Cast Collection in the building behind it. We were privileged to see a fabulous display of casts, including numerous items on loan from the British Museum having been removed from the Parthenon in Athens. And all of this FREE! Don't expect to see a formal display as you may view in a large gallery, but an amazing expedition of a large spectrum of artwork from around the world. And no other tourists in sight! And another bonus - free bathrooms!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank smalltoad
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“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

One of the largest collection of plaster casts in Europe, the Royal Cast Collection offers a fantastic insight into classical & Renaissance sculpture and into the making of plaster casts.

Entry is free and the staff of the gallery are happy to talk to visitors about the collection. Tours are available in English but opening hours are limited.

The layout and spiral staircase would make visiting with a buggy difficult (I didn't notice if there was a lift).

The gallery also features installations of contemporary sculpture, and is well worth the visit, even if you're not particularly interested in ancient sculpture but fancy something a bit different.

Visited July 2011
3 Thank LauraSnook
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