The 125th Birthday of the Glyptotek

/ 01. May 2022

On 1 May 2022, the Glyptotek (the Dahlerup building) turns 125. In 1897, the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. It was 11 years before that Carl Jacobsen had commissioned the architect Vilhelm Dahlerup to start designing the new building. Shortly afterwards, Carl and Ottilia Jacobsen donated their private art collection to the public. The City of Copenhagen received a deed of gift for the art and a museum; in return, they provided the site on which the Glyptotek stands to this day.

To mark the 125th anniversary, the Glyptotek will invite the public to celebrate the history and unique architecture of the museum with a rich anniversary programme of events.


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

Season Ticket

Buy your season ticket here and get free admission to an oasis in the middle of Copenhagen.


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