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The David Collection

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Address: Kronprinsessegade 30/32, Copenhagen 1306, Denmark
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
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Worldclass Collection

Truly a world class collection of Islamic art, from the early middle ages and up till about the 18th century. I often come here, just to feel the quiet.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a world class collection of Islamic art, from the early middle ages and up till about the 18th century. I often come here, just to feel the quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Both my husband and I teach world religions so it was with great anticipation that we arrived at the David collection. We dumped our coats and bags in a locker and were given a handheld tablet which would translate information into English as we moved between exhibits. We started at the top (level four took some finding as the lift... More 

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Göteborg, Sverige
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit, enjoy! Stay for an hour, stay for a day. But don't miss this gem! Free entrance and guided tours. Located conveniently, although not smack in the city centre.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needs several visits because of the huge collection. It is a great educational experience and lots and lots of artifacts. Great place to learn about the Islamic world

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic little museum in quiet area of town. Friendly staff, free and with free iPad to translate aspects of exhibit in a foreign language. Interesting exhibits which are well laid out in this restored home.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of this museum before I discovered it in some brochures while in Copenhagen. As others have written, it is free and the complimentary Ipads allow one to access quite a lot of information on many of the pieces. The quality of the collection is quite high. A wonderful building for this private collection.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Islamic art is beautifully displayed in a gorgeous former home (or looks like it was a home at one time). The collection is massive and there are ipads that allow you to read in English (unsure of other languages). I went through in a quick visit to see the museum and see if it is a place to bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon here but it wasn’t enough. There is a collection of porcelain and art but the jewel in the crown is the Islamic art – ceramics, glassware, calligraphy, armour, tapestries, silks, miniatures, glassware and more. As we approached the end we congratulated ourselves on seeing the whole collection but then one of the curators opened a drawer,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in the Middle East, we enjoy museums with Islamic Art. This one is outstanding, with two floors, wonderfully laid out and displayed. We were amazed at their large collection of miniatures, drawers and drawers full in addition to what is on display. Textiles, calligraphy, functional pieces--they have it all. If you like Islamic Art do not miss the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Islamic Art, European Art, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, stunningly presented over multiple floors and absolutely free of charge to view

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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