Thorvaldsens Museum

Vivid colours and grand architectural design characterise the museum, which houses the works of the world-famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

Thorvaldsens Museum opened on September 18th 1848 and was the first public museum in Denmark. The characteristic building was built to exhibit the extensive works of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Tday the the museums looks more or less as it did when it opened over 150 years ago.

A tour of the museum reveals a very special opportunity to enjoy world-class art and architecture. Located at Slotsholmen in the heart of Copenhagen the museum is very close to some of the most popular attractions of the city houses the work of the world-famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).

The museum is a gem in the heart of Copenhagen and since opening in 1848 as the first museum in Denmark it has afforded visitors a very special opportunity to savour world-class art and architecture.  

Their free audio guide offers visitors a glimpse into the history of the sculptures which represents Roman gods and famous historical personages.


Opening Hours

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00


Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2

1213 København K