Talking Statues is a project created initially in 2013 by David Peter Fox in Copenhagen, Denmark involving pre-recorded voiceovers accompanying various statues available in a smartphone app. The statue of Hans Christian Andersen in King's Garden in Copenhagen was the first talking statue in the world. Later the idea was applied in Helsinki, New York, London, San Diego, Chicago, Vilnius, Parma, Dublin, Berlin, Manchester, and others.

List of statues


Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Hans Christian Andersen statue in Kongens Have - Copenhagen - DSC07861.JPG
Hans Christian Andersen King's Garden Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Grundtvig Vartov Copenhagen 1.jpg
N. F. S. Grundtvig Vartov Yard Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Royal Library Garden - Søren Kierkegaard.jpg
Søren Kierkegaard Royal Library Garden Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Kbh Ludvig Holberg 3.jpg
Ludvig Holberg The Royal Theater, Copenhagen Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Adam Oehlenschläger 2.jpg
Adam Oehlenschläger The Royal Theater, Copenhagen Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Frederik V - Amalienborg.jpg
Frederik V Amalienborg Palace Square Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Christian IV statue, Nyboder 2005-03.jpg
Christian IV Øster Voldgade, Copenhagen Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
Tycho (Tycho) Brahe.JPG
Tycho Brahe Copenhagen Observatorium Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
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Hans Christian Andersen City Town Hall, Copenhagen Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen
HC Ørsted Monument (Copenhagen).jpg
Hans Christian Ørsted Ørstedparken, Copenhagen Carsten Rudolf / David Peter Fox Jens Jacob Tychsen


Qif codes and plaques are no longer there.

Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Peter Pan Statue.jpg
Peter Pan Kensington Gardens Ella Hickson Daniel Roche
Statue Of Queen Victoria-Blackfriars Bridge-London.JPG
Queen Victoria Blackfriars Bridge Elizabeth Day Prunella Scales
Flickr - Duncan~ - Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington’s Cat Highgate Hill Helen Lederer Helen Lederer
Hugh myddleton islington green 1.jpg
Hugh Myddleton Islington Green Tom Basden Jonny Sweet
The Broad Family sculptures, Broadgate, London.jpg
The Broad Family Broadgate, City of London Lucy Caldwell Maisie Williams
I Goat Sculpture, Spitalfields, London.JPG
The Goat Spitalfields Market Hugh Dennis Hugh Dennis
Sculpture on Bishopsgate.jpg
Eye I Bishopsgate Sara Pascoe Sara Pascoe
John Wilkes - - 680295.jpg
John Wilkes Fetter Lane, Holborn Jeremy Paxman Jeremy Paxman
Rowland Hill statue, London.JPG
Rowland Hill City of London Colette Hiller Alan Johnson, MP
Hodgecat flickr.jpg
Hodge the Cat Gough Square, Holborn Catherine Hiller Nicholas Parsons
Couple on Seat by Lynn Chadwick, Cabot Square.jpg
Couple on Seat Cabot Square, Canary Wharf Nikesh Shukla Sanjeev Bhaskar / Meera Syal
Isaac Newton British Library Timberlake Wertenbaker Simon Russell Beale
Statue Of Sherlock Holmes-Marylebone Road.jpg
Sherlock Holmes Baker Street station Anthony Horowitz Ed Stoppard
Jagger GWR memorial1.jpg
The Unknown Soldier Paddington station Tony Harrison Patrick Stewart
Statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Paddington station in March 2011.jpg
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Paddington station Rachel Wagstaff Hugh Bonneville
Prospero and Ariel-2.jpg
Ariel BBC Broadcasting House Robert Seatter Mathew Horne
Sculpture entitled "Rush Hour" - - 1192826.jpg
Rush Hour Broadgate, City of London Clive Anderson Clive Anderson
Queen Victoria statue, Kensington Palace.jpg
Queen Victoria Kensington Palace Katrina Burnett Patricia Hodge
Richard Westmacott - Wellington Monument 1822 - Achilles.jpg
Achilles Hyde Park Corner Rachel Lenkiewicz Dominic West


Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Abraham Lincoln - - 338586.jpg
Abraham Lincoln Brazenoze Square Gary Younge Tom Conti
The Reading Girl, Manchester Central Library - - 3924422.jpg
Reading Girl Manchester Central Library Jacqueline Wilson Jenna Coleman
Alan Turing Memorial.jpg
Alan Turing Fairfield Street Mark Ravenhill Russell Tovey
L.S. Lowry 01.JPG
LS Lowry Sam's Chophouse Kiran Benawara David Neilson
Barbirolli Bust Bridgewater Hall.jpg
John Barbirolli Bridgewater Hall Michael Kennedy Timothy West
Queen Victoria statue piccadilly02.jpg
Queen Victoria Piccadilly Gardens Katrina Burnett Prunella Scales

New York

Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc Riverside Drive Marc Acito Ingrid Raison
Burns statue in Central Park 02.jpg
Robert Burns Central Park Wendy MacLeod Andrew Barret
Harriet Tubman statue morning jeh.jpg
Harriet Tubman Harlem Terry McMillan Patti Richards
Central Park Shakespeare statue 09.jpg
William Shakespeare Central Park Marc Acito Michael Perrie Jr
Abe Lincoln statue at the NY Historical Society 01.jpg
Lincoln New-York Historical Society Pete Simpson
Frederick Douglass Statue at the NYHS 02.jpg
Frederick Douglass New York-Historical Society Terry McMillan Robert Lacy Jr
George Washington Federal Hall Wendy MacLeod Bart Shatto
Central Park NYC - Beethoven statue by Henry Baerer - IMG 5719.JPG
Ludwig van Beethoven Central Park Wendy MacLeod Bruce Kramer
Continental Army Plaza Bklyn td (2019-08-15) 13 - Washington at Valley Forge.jpg
George Washington Brooklyn Wendy MacLeod Bart Shatto
NYC Hans C Andersen.jpg
Hans Christian Andersen Central Park Kim Fupz Aakeson Mads Mikkelsen
John Ericsson Battery Park.jpg
John Ericsson Battery Park Marc Acito David Dencik
Gertrude Stein.jpg
Gertrude Stein Bryant Park Marc Acito Stacey Lightman
Stuyvesant Square Dvorak statue.jpg
Antonín Dvořák Stuyvesant Square Park Marc Acito Jan Triska
Giovanni da Verrazzano by Ximenes, Battery Park, NYC.jpg
Giovanni da Verrazzano Battery Park Joe Giordano Roberto Ragone
Lincoln in Union Square I (4471579881).jpg
Abraham Lincoln Union Square Pete Simpson
Gandhi, Union Square Park (34190555444).jpg
Gandhi Union Square Thrity Umrigar
Peter Stuyvesant Statue in Stuyvesant Square (WTM tony 0049).jpg
Peter Stuyvesant Stuyvesant Square Christine Otten Michael Wouters
Union square statue2.jpg
George Washington Union Square Wendy MacLeod Bart Shatto
Confucius Statue in Chinatown.jpg
Confucius Confucius Plaza Jean Kwok Geoff Lee
Balto rock jeh.jpg
Balto Central Park Wendy MacLeod Jakob Oftebro


Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
James Joyce statue, Dublin 1998.jpg
James Joyce Earl Street North Roddy Doyle Gabriel Byrne
James Connolly - Dublin statue.JPG
James Connolly Beresford Place Brendan O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll
Statue of James Larkin Dublin - panoramio.jpg
James Larkin O'Connell Street Enda Walsh Stephen Rea
O'Connell Monument O'Connell Street Paula Meehan Ruth Negga
Statue of Theobald Wolfe Tone -145662 (45864789992).jpg
Wolfe Tone St Stephen's Green Patrick McCabe Brendan Gleeson
Oscar Wilde statue, Merrion Square 1998.jpg
Oscar Wilde Merrion Square North John Banville Andrew Scott
Meeting Place in Dublin.jpg
Meeting Place Liffey Street Lower Rachel Kilfeather Brenda Fricker
George Bernard Shaw Statue.jpg
George Bernard Shaw Merrion Square West Arthur Mathews Stephen Brennan
Molly Malone 073007.JPG
Molly Malone Suffolk Street Michaela Mcmahon Maria Doyle Kennedy
John Hughes - George Salmon statue (1911) detail.jpg
George Salmon Trinity College Dublin, College Green Joe Duffy Joe Duffy