Embrace Christmas at the Glyptotek, where you can spend a moment under the palm trees in the Winter Garden. Immerse yourself in the art within the museum’s beautiful surroundings and visit the exhibitions After Nature and Joaquín Sorolla – Light in Motion.

Visit the museum’s café, Picnic, and enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine with perhaps the city’s most beautiful view. You can also find inspiration for Christmas gifts in the museum shop.

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Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
Monday closed

Children under 18 get free admission.



For Children

May you play at the Glyptotek? Definitely!

At the Glyptoteket, there are plenty of activities for children and their adults.

Wondrous Sundays at the Glyptotek 

Listen to stories about our many statues, express yourself creatively and go exploring on your own. Every Sunday between 11 am and 3 pm, our hosts are ready to welcome children and their adults in the Winter Garden, where you can get small tasks to experience art together and inspiration for your visit.

If you get hungry, the museum’s café offers delicious lunch options, desserts, coffee, and other beverages for both children and adults. Here, you can enjoy a tasty lemonade, a cookie, or a children’s meal in the café under the palm trees. See the menu here.

On your own

If you want to explore the museum’s collections on your own, you can listen to fantastic stories at the museum’s many listening stations or explore the museum halls with our Glypto games in hand.

Find the Glypto games and a small guide to the listening stations in the Information.

Visit the special exhibition Behind the facade – Discover the Glyptotek’s architecture and try the small sensory stations where you and your children can touch marble, lay mosaics and color the Glyptotek’s halls with color cards.

Children under the age of 18 get free admission to the museum.

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Børn på Glyptoteket
Børn på Glyptoteket

Picnic – the museum café

In the museum’s café, Picnic, you can enjoy tasty lunches, desserts, coffee, and other beverages. Picnic is open on the same days as the museum itself – from Tuesday to Sunday – and is located overlooking the lovely Winter Garden.

Please note that museum admission is required to visit Picnic.

Christmas Menu

During the Christmas season, Picnic serves a vegan rice pudding with cherry sauce and a delightful Christmas cake with espresso glaze and mascarpone. You can also savor a glass of white mulled wine or a hot chocolate with whipped cream while enjoying the view of the Winter Garden.

On Thursday evenings, you can have dinner at Picnic. Indulge in rustic comfort food with a condiment of seasonal vegetables.

Have a look at the menu.

Opening hours

From Tuesday-Sunday 10 am. – 4.30 pm.

Open on Thursday evening 5 pm. – 7.30 pm. (3 pm. – 5 pm.: only serving drinks, hot beverages and cake).

Museum Store and Christmas Gifts

Find inspiration for this year’s gifts at the Glyptotek museum store and online shop.

The store offers everything from beautiful art posters, figurines, great books, DIY kits, comics, games, and much more.

Explore the selection here.

Purchase your Christmas gifts online or stop by the store at the museum. Visiting the museum store does not require an entrance ticket.

Season Ticket

A season ticket to the Glyptotek is the perfect Christmas gift for someone you want to indulge with a whole year of art, experiences, peace, and contemplation. 

Gift cards for season tickets can be easily purchased here, right up until Christmas Eve.

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Three Special Exhibitions

Joaquín Sorolla – Light in Motion

November 2023 sees the opening of the special exhibition Joaquín Sorolla – Light in Motion. Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) is one of the most famous Spanish painters from the period between the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century. He is particularly famous for his treatment of light, colours and natural phenomena. 2023 marks the centenary of his death and to commemorate the occasion, this special exhibition will be presented at the Glyptotek.

After Nature 

Experience After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart.

The exhibition will be like a 3D essay, in which the author’s texts will interact with the Glyptotek’s landscape paintings. The sensuous design of the exhibition is the work of the set designer duo Vang Stensgaard.

Josefine Klougart uses the prism of art to study the relationship of humans with nature. Nature as we knew it no longer exists. Klougart explores its beauty, and its disappearance from our modern reality.

Behind the Façade 

The architecture is the museum’s greatest work and the buildings offer a wealth of stories and experiences.

Feel the marble, try mosaic craft and see beautiful watercolors from the architects’ own hands in Behind the Facade – Discover the Architecture of the Glyptotek.

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Joaquín Sorolla – Light in Motion


After Nature

Bag facaden – Opdag Glyptotekets arkitektur

Behind the Façade – Discover the Architecture of the Glyptotek

Opening Hours Christmas and New Year

Saturday, December 23rd: Closed

Sunday, December 24th: Closed

Monday, December 25th: Closed

Tuesday, December 26th: Closed


Wednesday, December 27th: The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday, December 28th: The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm

Friday, December 29th: The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, December 30th: The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, December 31st: The museum is open from 10 am to 3 pm


Monday, January 1, 2024: Closed

Tuesday, January 2, 2024: The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm

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