Children at the Glyptotek

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.

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.

Please note that visitors may not use their own prams or pushchairs at the museum due to entry, exit and security considerations. During your visit you can borrow, free of charge, a pushchair in the museum’s entrance hall. Read more here.

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 in the Information at the museum.

Listen

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.

Clay Studio

This summer the Glyptotek opened the first-ever workshop for children and their adults in the museum’s history – and with great succes. Therefore Patterns and Monsters – The Glyptotek’s Clay Studio will reopen every weekend from October and during the autumn holiday.

In the clay studio children of all ages and their adults can try their hand at making clay impressions with inspiration from the myriad of patterns and monsters on the floors, walls and ceilings of the museum. Create your own imaginary creatures and ornaments for a major joint exhibition.

Opening hours
From October: Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Autumn Holiday (week 42): Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

Museum shop

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

Café

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

Exhibitions

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