Thorvaldsens Museum Tours and Activities
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Opened shortly after the death of Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1844, the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen is the only place in the world to see all of his works of art. The first public museum building in Denmark, the museum features Thorvaldsen’s sculptures, sketches, letters, books and personal objects, as well as contemporary art, antiquities, paintings and graphic art. The ground floor is home to Thorvaldsen’s own plaster and marble sculptures, while the first floor displays a collection of paintings and Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities.
The building itself is known to be one of Denmark’s most beautiful buildings. Inspired by ancient Greek architecture, it was built around an inner courtyard where Thorvaldsen is buried. With brightly colored walls inspired by the colors and patterns found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, mosaic floors and decorated ceilings, the museum building looks today just as it did more than 150 years ago. Outside, a frieze wraps around the building that tells the story of the arrival of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures to Copenhagen.
The Thorvaldsen Museum is located on the island of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, next to Christiansborg Palace. The nearest Metro station, Kongens Nytorov, is a 10-minute walk from the museum. Visitors can also take bus 1A, 2A, 9A, 26 or 27 to the Stromboen, Nationalmuseet stop on Stormgade.
Address: 2 Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Admission: DKK 50, free on Wednesdays
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Get a local's perspective on Copenhagen as you cruise through Copenhagen's canals on this guided tour. Limited to a small group of just 12 people, the captain tailors the tour to the group's interests, meaning you get a personalized experience and the opportunity to participate in any special events or festivals occurring. Get a deeper insight than most visitors to Copenhagen while sipping on included wine, beer, or soda.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Thorvaldsens Museum hours of operation?
Thorvaldsens Museum hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Thorvaldsens Museum?
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