Davids Samling

Price guide: Free

Kronprinsessegade 30, Copenhagen, 1306

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Davids Samling
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By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#4 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Art, Design and architecture, Education, History

Best for Culture - Expert review of Davids Samling

An eclectic and unexpected museum treasure.

While Copenhagen isn't short on cultural riches, Davids Samling is a particular surprise. Known in English as The David Collection, it's a wonderfully quirky collection of bits and pieces including 19th-century French furniture and some dazzling Islamic and Middle Eastern art. Some of the rooms are a bit like walking into Aladdin's cave - there are ruby encrusted daggers and an amazing ancient Egyptian rock crystal jug.

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Not just interesting, it's also free.

Expert tips: 
The excellent fourth-floor Islamic and Middle Eastern art collections are a must.
The 18th and 19th-century French and English furniture collections offer an interesting counterpoint to the chic, modern lines of more recent Scandinavian furniture.

More information on Davids Samling:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Museum
Address:
Kronprinsessegade 30, Copenhagen, 1306
Telephone:
3373 4949
Website:
http://www.davidmus.dk
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue, Fri-Sun 1-5pm; Wed-Thu 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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