The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek has been open since 1897 and has a huge collection of exhibits from around the world. If you are in Copenhagen and looking for a bit of history, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
Entering the museum in the Winter Garden is quite an experience, being immersed in a tropical atrium with priceless sculptures seamlessly integrated with a natural looking indoor garden with a cafe to the side, making a perfect setting for a casual coffee.
The Glyptotek also often has exhibits on lend, including pieces of Egypt for the summer of 2011 including mummies and the intricate burial tombs that they were discovered in, adding some additional culture.
The sculptures offer a wide variety of cultures from Danish artists to Mediterranean busts. The mix of artists provides for a wide range of pieces that are able to appeal to a variety of audiences.
Owner of Carlsberg brewery, Carl Jacobsen, was the founder of the Glyptotek. Jacobsen created one of the largest private collections of Danish and French paintings and sculptures of his time, together with a gallery of antiquities from Egypt and the Mediterranean area. This collection has grown to become over 10,000 pieces in this famous museum, giving it the title of the largest collection of art in Northern Europe. In 1899 Jacobsen donated the entire collection and building to the public.
Located at Dantes Plads 7 , 1556 Copenhagen V, next to the Tivoli Gardens, the Glyptotek offers free entry on Sundays. Year round there are also free guided tours for the public.
Phone: +45 3341 8141
Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Price: 75 DKK for adults; Free for children under 18 years