Davids Samling (The David Collection), Copenhagen

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
At Davids Samling (The David Collection), peruse one of the most complete collections of Islamic art in the world. The museum was formed in 1945 from C.L. David's personal collection and now encompasses the majority of the classical Islamic world, ranging from the 8th to the 19th century. Admire the intricate Arabic calligraphy, jewelry, and other handcrafts housed in the restored 19th-century home. Pieces are divided into 20 sections, arranged according to dynasty and time period. Be sure to check out the collections of European 18th-century art and Danish Early Modern art. Free admission. Using our online itinerary creator, Copenhagen attractions like Davids Samling (The David Collection) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is an excellent little museum close to the National Gallery. I love coming here when in Copenhagen. They have a great collection of paintings by Vilhelm Hammershoi but unfortunately they have...  more »
  • This is an absolutely wonderful collection of art work and will it take at least an entire day, probably longer to do it justice. The fulcrum of the collection is the Islamic exhibit is superlative...  more »
  • Wonderful staff who are fluent in English and happy to answer questions. Secure lockers for 10 DKK returned deposit. Quality exhibitions, I particularly enjoyed the Islamic Art collection. It comes with amazing technological device to translate descriptions into English. Most incredibly this place has free entrance. Would definitely recommend!
  • Very nice museum. The Muslim collection is wonderful. The place worth the visit and it's free. Not to be missed when you are in Copenhagen

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