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.
Please notice that the permanent paintings collection is not accessible due to our current special exhibition. A small selection of paintings is exhibited in the exhibition 'Works & Days' on the lower floor of the museum.