The Glyptotek

Glyptoteket presents the largest collection of ancient art, French art and Danish Golden Age art in a frame where even the architecture and the interior is unparalleled in Denmark.

The art world
The man behind the Glyptotek, Carlsberg breweries’ own Carl Jacobsen, was one of the1800’s big tycoons and patrons of the arts. He created one of his era’s greatest private art collections. The brewer was a passionate collector and nearly squandered his entire fortune to create the exceptional collection of art and artifacts.

Scandinavia’s largest collection of ancient art
At the Glyptotek you can gain insight into the ancient Mediterranean cultures where Europe has its artistic, philosophical and political roots. World renowned Greek and Roman sculptures can be seen side by side with mummies and funerary objects from ancient Egypt. Follow man’s trail through 6,000 years from the early empires in the Middle East, Egypt to Greece and the Roman Empire.

Major works of French Impressionism
Carl Jacobsen managed to bring together works from his time’s great artists and created a magnificent collection of modern French and Danish art. The Glyptotek houses the largest collection of Impressionist art and masterpieces. You can see the works of artists such as Manet, Monet, Degas, Sisley, van Gogh, Cezanne, Rodin and Picasso. Particularly noteworthy is the collection of Paul Gaugin’s work, which is one of the world’s finest.

The Glyptotek
Dantes Plads 7
1556 København

 +45 33 41 81 41


Opening hours

Monday: – Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 21:00
Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

Special opening hours

NB: per January 2020 opening hours are:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10-17
Thursday: 10-21

Opening hours are indicative. Please visit the museum’s website to be sure.


Adults: (incl. special exhibitions): 125 DKK
Children: (under 18 years): Free
Students: or young below 27 (including special exhibitions): 95 DKK
Groups: (min. 10 persons) pr. person: 110 DKK
Season ticket: 295 DKK
Season ticket: Tuesdays: Free 465
Årskort: Årskort under 27/studerende 150 DKK
Gratis entré: Hver sidste onsdag i måneden.

Prices are indicative. Please visit the museum’s website to be sure.

Facilities, etc.

Copenhagen Card