Thorvaldsens Museum

Thorvaldsens Museum information

Copenhagen , Denmark
Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads
Getting there
Bus: 1A, 2A, 11A, 26, 40, 66
More information
adult/child Dkr40/free, Wed free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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What looks like a colourful Greco-Roman mausoleum is in fact a museum dedicated to the works of illustrious Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844). Heavily influenced by mythology after four decades in Rome, Thorvaldsen returned to Copenhagen and donated his private collection to the Danish public. In return the royal family provided this site for the construction of what is a remarkable complex housing Thorvaldsen's drawings, plaster moulds and statues. The museum also contains Thorvaldsens' own collection of Mediterranean antiquities.