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ABOUT THORVALDSENS MUSEUM

Thorvaldsens Museum opened on 18 September 1848 and was the first public museum building in Denmark. The characteristic museum building was built to exhibit the extensive life’s work of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) and today still looks more or less as it did when it opened over 150 years ago.


Due to new COVID-19 restrictions from the Danish authorities the museum will close temporarily from Wednesday the 9th of December. We look forward to welcoming you all back at the museum in January 2021.

In addition to being a sculptor Thorvaldsen was a passionate collector. The museum also exhibits his extensive collections of paintings from his own time and collections of artworks and objects from Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquity. The museum also shows changing exhibitions that runs throughout the year. There's always something new to experience at Thorvaldsens Museum.