At the Glyptotek, children and their adults can explore the museum’s collections together. The museum is a place for thinking big or quietly delving into tiny details. Visiting the museum, you could meet and greet The Water Mother and the goldfish in the Winter Garden. Stand beneath the beautiful palm trees. They were a gift to Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the Glyptotek, from his mother more than 100 years ago. Look up and see how they are about to grow through the roof. The brave at heart can visit the Egyptian tomb and see genuine mummies, while in the antiquities collection you can meet Hercules (the Greeks called him Herakles). Maybe you already know him from the Disney cartoon films?

The Glyptotek is also full of animals: hippos, lions, eagles, dogs, goats – you name it. How many can you find? If you like drawing, the Glyptotek is the perfect place. Floor patterns, hieroglyphs, landscape paintings, bronze ballet dancers – there is so much inspiration.

Remember that children under the age of 18 have free admission to the museum. See all prices and opening hours.

We organise regular guided tours and holiday activities for children. For more information on the various activities, please see the calendar for children.

The Glyptotek's Clay Studio

From 18 June and throughout the summer, together with their adults, children of all ages can try their hand at making clay impressions in Patterns and Monsters – The Glyptotek’s Clay Studio. Draw inspiration from the myriad of patterns and monsters on the floors, walls and ceilings of the museum, and create your own imaginary creatures and ornaments for a major joint exhibition.

The studio is situated just below the Glyptotek’s roof terrace, where you can grab a snack and a drink and enjoy the views.

Patterns and Monsters – The Glyptotek’s Clay Studio will be open until 4 September.

The clay studio is realized in collaboration with Kurtzweil Exhibition Design.

Patterns and Monsters – The Glyptotek’s Clay Studio is part of The Glyptotek’s 125th anniversary celebration of Vilhelm Dahlerup’s building and the project Living buildings – discovering the architecture of the Glyptotek, which is generously supported by the following foundations and sponsors:


Ny Carlsbergfondet

Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond


The project is part of Kickstart Kulturismen, which is supported by Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and Dansk Storbyturisme (Danish City Tourism).

Wonderful Copenhagen

The clay for the clay studio is sponsored by Cerama and is of the type German red.


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Glypto Games

May you play at the Glyptotek? Definitely!

We have developed our very own Glypto Games that invite you to experience the art and architecture in new ways, calm down, concentrate, and maybe they’ll also make you laugh. Both children and adults can join in on the fun.

The games can be adapted depending on your mood and the age of the children.

Find the Glypto Games on paper at the ticket counter.


Find our new listening stations for children in the museum.

In the listening stations, children are invited to put on headphones, listen to stories and caress marble, feel the paint on paintings or stroke the bronze from the foundry.

You can pick up a small LISTEN! guide at the ticket office.

Museum shop

The Glyptotek shop and web shop provides a handpicked selection of merchandise, gifts, and goods.


Enjoy a delicious lunch at "Picnic" overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.


Glyptoteket's exhibitions present artworks and cultural-historical objects.