A safe visit at the Glyptotek

Protecting visitors to the Glyptotek from Corona (COVID-19) infection is our top priority. We comply with health authority recommendations and guidelines, and have introduced a number of measures that will ensure that any visit to the Glyptotek is a safe one.

The Glyptotek covers an area of many thousands of square metres, making it the perfect setting for visitors to move about at a safe distance from each other.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Glyptotek again. But of course things are going to be a little different from before. So, we have compiled a list of all the things you need to be aware of when it comes not only to looking out for one another, but also enjoying a great visit to the Glyptotek.

The first few days will be about everyone getting used to the guidelines. So, hopefully we can help each other and you will be patient with us if some things are not yet up to speed.

The Glyptotek takes the safety of its visitors very seriously. We adhere strictly to the guidelines laid down by the Danish Health Authority and have introduced a number of measures to make any visit to the Glyptotek a safe and sensible one.


The Glyptotek will use a system of booking by appointment. When visiting the museum, you must purchase a ticket with a time slot. The time slot merely indicates the time of the start of the visit. Your visit is not limited to the time slot period. All visitors, including season-ticket holders, children under the age of 18, companions and special agreements etc., must book a time slot.

Purchase a ticket with a time slot (also season ticket holders)

Your ticket or season ticket will be scanned when you arrive at the museum.

If you are unable to purchase a ticket online, there is still the option of doing so at the ticket counter. This depends on the availability of slots at your time of arrival at the museum.

If you wish to see the special exhibition(s) on a Tuesday, you need to buy a special ticket. Special exhibition tickets are only available for purchase online or at the ticket counter in the museum.

See all ticket prices etc. here

Negative Test or Corona Passport and ID:

When arriving at the Glyptotek, visitors aged 15 and above must present documentation in one of the following three ways:

  • A negative corona test. The test must be no more 72 hours’ old from the time you were tested. Either a PCR test or an antigen test (rapid test) is acceptable. The test must include name, test time and test result.
  • A corona passport, if you have been fully vaccinated.
  • If you were infected, but are healthy now, a positive COVID-19 test that is at least 14 days and no more than 120 days old.

You must present some form of ID: for example, driver’s license, health insurance card, passport or some other form of publicly issued-ID.


No Covid Passport is required from people who, for either medical reasons or as a result of a physical or mental disability, should not have a Covid-19 test performed. Neither is wearing a face mask or visor required if you are one of those exempt from wearing face masks. Read the guidelines from The Danish Health Authority regarding exemptions here.

We recommend that you wear an official badge for people exempt from Covid-19 tests and/or face masks.

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10-17
Thursday 10-21
Monday closed

Face Masks:
Please note that it is mandatory to wear a face mask at the museum. When attending events with seating it is permitted to remove the face mask when seated.

Social distancing:
The Glyptotek is a large building with plenty of room for a lot of people. We will constantly make sure that not too many people gather in one place.

We will count all guests as they enter the museum, and again as they leave, in order to ensure that there are never too many people in the museum at any one time.

There are signs and social distancing markers at points where queues might occur. We urge all visitors to help by maintaining a safe distance. We will of course also do our bit to ensure adherence to the guidelines.

Hand sanitiser is available, and visitors can wash their hands regularly in the museum’s toilets.

At the Glyptotek our cleaners are being even more meticulous than usual. Surfaces subject to frequent contact are a particular priority.

Picnic – the Museum Café:
Please note that Picnic follows the government guidelines for restaurants, making it mandatory to wear a face mask in the café when not seated.

To reduce the number of contact surfaces, we urge our visitors to avoid using the cloakroom as far as possible. This means, for instance, that you should think carefully about what bag you bring to the museum.

Bags measuring more than 30x30x10 cm are not permitted in the museum. If you cannot avoid bringing a larger bag, then of course you may still use the cloakroom.

Should you have any questions or require any guidance during your visit, we will be more than happy to assist you. At the same time, please remember to maintain safe social distance from members of the museum’s staff.

Recommendations from the Danish Health Authorities

We request all our visitors to comply with the government’s recommendations and instructions:

If you have symptoms – even mild symptoms – of Corona/COVID-19, stay at home.

Wash your hands frequently – or use hand sanitiser.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Wash or sanitise your hands immediately afterwards.

Maintain a distance of at least 1 metres from other guests and museum staff.

Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres in situations where there may be an increased risk of droplet transmission, or if you are in close proximity to people who require special attention (e.g. the elderly).

Avoid handshakes and hugs.

Ask other people to show consideration.

Read more information about your visit here.