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Thorvaldsens Museum

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Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen 1213, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 32 15 32
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brian R
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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298 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Needham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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 31 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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ThorvaldsensMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Thorvaldsens Museum, responded to this review

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we went on culture night so the entrance was free and the whole place was lit up. it was a unique experience and glad I went but I would not put this in my top places for copenhagen

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed Culture Night at the museum. We welcome you back at daytime as well :-) More 

Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the many sculptures in the museum. I had never heard of Thorvaldsen and was s impressed that much of his work reminded by of Michelangelo. I spent more time than I though in the museum observing how realistic the magnificent sculptures were.

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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 liked the museum and Thorvaldsen's sculptures. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Came here because it was close to the hotel. It's a museum dedicated to one man's art, mostly sculpture, and that sculpture is massive and at least to my mind, pretty much outdated and of little interest. Nothing for children here at all, not much for adults either, the place was just about empty.

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

Thank you for your review. Surely we cannot agree on that Bertel Thorvaldsen's sculptures are outdated and of little interest ;-) We recommend visiting the museum for the sculptures but also to take a look at our decorated ceilings, mosaic floors and the private collections of Bertel Thorvaldsen on the 1st floor.  More 

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