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  • Explore internationally renowned collections at the Statens Museum for Kunst and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

  • Learn about the country’s fine ceramics in the company of expert Tour Director, Lars Tharp, with visits to the David Collection and Designmuseum

  • Explore the fascinating history of Denmark at the open-air Frilandsmuseet

“Most excellent, illuminating and often surprising”

"This was one of the best, if not the best, tours I have ever been on by any cultural tour company”

– ACE customers on a previous art tour in Copenhagen led by Lars Tharp

Copenhagen, founded by Bishop Absalon in 1167, is today a vibrant but relaxed capital brimming with museums and galleries. The city and surrounding area of Zealand – or, in Danish, Sjælland – tell a far-reaching story of many different kinds of creators, from artists and authors to architects, alongside the rich and varied communities that gave rise to them. 


With this in mind, our tour seeks to explore the diverse artistic and historical treasures of this part of Denmark. We will begin with explorations in and near the historical capital itself, including the Statens Museum for Kunst, whose roots stretch back to the 16th century private collection of King Christian II. This is complemented later in our tour by visits to the splendid Frederiksborg Castle and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, as well as an opportunity to pay an independent visit to the Thorvaldsens Museum, with its particular focus on neoclassical sculpture.


As a counterpoint to the indoor galleries, the spectacular open-air Frilandsmuseet will transport us back in time to the world of rural Denmark: its many original buildings showcase the homes and businesses of its inhabitants, from thatched farmhouses and windmills to poorhouses and manors. The Frilandsmuseet is part of the National Museum of Denmark, and we will explore more of its artistic and historical collections in Copenhagen’s 18th century Prince’s Palace, home to artefacts from across Danish history as well as many international exhibitions. 


A particular focus of our tour will be ceramics; the David Collection, with its late 18th century interiors, is home to a collection of German and French porcelain; and our Tour Director, ceramics expert Lars Tharp, will introduce us to the collections of porcelain at this and other sites, including the Designmuseum.


We will stay throughout at the elegant four-star 71 Nyhavn Hotel in Copenhagen, enjoying smart contemporary rooms set in a converted 1805 brick warehouse in an excellent location overlooking the harbour.


This tour will be led by Lars Tharp, MA, FSA, Hon DLitt. Lars is a Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster who is particularly well-known for his work on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, as well as Hidden Treasures and Art of the Baroque. A former Director of the Foundling Museum, Lars is a ceramics specialist who has curated or overseen exhibitions at the York Art Gallery and the Foundling Museum.

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01223 841055 for more details.

Included: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing an executive twin or double bedded room, six breakfasts, three lunches (one packed), five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities & all taxes.

Not Included: travel insurance, executive single room supplement £370.

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