To visit the museum please make sure to have proof of a negative corona test, which is no more than 72 hours old. 

Photography in the Museum

Photography and recording for private use is allowed in the Museum as long as tripods, softboxes or artificial lights are not used. Show us your perspective on our museum by using the hashtag #thorvaldsensmuseum.

Flash lights

The use of flash is allowed in the Museum. It is, however, not allowed to use flash or other artificial lights in the Museum’s collection of paintings and antiques on the first floor, or in front of drawings or other artworks on paper.

Use of tripods, softboxes or artificial lights

Permission for taking pictures or recording with a camera on a tripod and/or with softboxes can be given on certain conditions and always after submitting a written application.
The application must contain information about the purpose of the shoot, the actual use of the shot material, what time the shoot will take place, how many people will be involved and what equipment will be used.
A member of the Museum’s security staff must be present during the shoot. 


For security reasons, bags of a size larger than A4 along with rucksacks, suitcases, long umbrellas etc. may not be taken into the exhibition galleries.
There are free boxes at the lower floor in which such articles can be stored.

Information for visitors with disabilities

Thorvaldsens Museum is a building listed as a protected national monument, and facilities for visitors with disabilities can unfortunately not always completely live up to modern expectations.

There is no lift in the museum to connect the three levels. However, it is possible to visit the museum in a wheelchair if visitors with disabilities are accompanied by a companion who can help to bring them into the museum.


Visitors with disabilities can bring a companion to the museum free of charge.


A vehicle displaying a valid disability sign may park at the designated public disabled parking space at Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads.


The museum unfortunately has no special toilet facilities for people with disabilities.


The museum has a light wheelchair that can be borrowed and used by visitors with disabilities. It is possible for visitors with disabilities to visit the museum in their own wheelchair, if one or more companions can help bring the guest with disabilities and the wheelchair up from street level and into the museum as well as from floor to floor.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

Blind and visually impaired visitors may feel a number of the marble works if wearing cotton gloves. Blind and visually impaired visitors must be accompanied in the museum by a sighted person who can help guide them to the sculptures they are allowed to feel. Cotton gloves can be borrowed from the museum’s ticket desk.

Prams and strollers

Small children are very welcome at Thorvaldsens Museum. However, prams are too wide for the door openings of the museum, so we make strollers of the ‘umbrella’ type available during your visit. If the family’s own stroller is no wider than the museum’s, it can of course be used without further ado.
The museum has no elevator between the three exhibition floors.
For reasons of space there are at present only baby-changing facilities in the ladies’ restrooms at the museum.


Thorvaldsens Museum er en ældre bygning med en del trapper. Derfor er forholdene for gæster i kørestol desværre ikke ideelle.

Museet har ingen handicapegnet indgang eller elevator mellem de tre niveauer. Det er dog muligt at besøge museet i kørestol, hvis man medbringer en ledsager, der hjælper med at bringe gæsten med handicap ind på museet.


Gæster med handicap kan gratis tage en ledsager med på museet.


Der er en enkelt handicapparkeringsplads på Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads. Handicapparkeringspladsen er reserveret biler med et gyldigt invalideskilt.


Museet har desværre ikke handicapvenlige toiletter.


Museet har en let kørestol, som kan lånes og anvendes af gæster med handicap i stueetagen. Det er muligt at besøge museet i egen kørestol, hvis en eller flere ledsagere kan hjælpe med at bringe gæsten med handicap og kørestol op fra gadeplan og ind på museet samt evt. fra etage til etage.

Blinde og svagtseende gæster

Blinde og svagtseende gæster må gerne føle på udvalgte marmorværker, hvis de er iført bomuldshandsker. Blinde og svagtseende gæster skal ledsages i museet af en seende, der skal være behjælpelig med at udpege de skulpturer, der må føles på. Bomuldshandsker kan lånes ved museets billetsalg. Der kan ligeledes gøres brug af vores audioguide, som kan hentes via egen telefon eller lånes på museet.
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