Thorvaldsens Museum

Thorvaldsens Museum information

Copenhagen , Denmark
Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads
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adult/child Dkr40/free, Wed free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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This museum exhibits the works of famed 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 a remarkable, frescoed museum to house Thorvaldsen’s drawings, plaster moulds and beautiful statues. The museum also contains antique art from the Mediterranean region that Thorvaldsen collected during his lifetime.