About Thorvaldsen and the Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsen lived from 1770 to 1844 and Thorvaldsens Museum is Denmark’s oldest and also most extraordinary museum building.


The Museum opened on September 18, 1848. It houses nearly all of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s original models for the sculptures he created for numerous European countries.

His drawings and sketches for sculptures and reliefs are also part of the collections in the Museum, along with his extensive collection of paintings from his time and art works and objects from Greek, Roman and Egyptian Antiquity.

With its strong colours both on the outside and inside and a very original architecture the museum building right in the middle of Copenhagen is a fantastic setting for Thorvaldsen’s works and collections.

Korridor Corridor in the Museum.

Korridor View through the Museum.

Korridor Thorvaldsen’s Collection of Paintings on the first floor.

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