Free guided tours

Ever since brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen opened the Glyptotek in 1897, there has been a tradition of meeting the museum’s visitors with guided tours given by dedicated art and academic specialists.

The Glyptotek has free guided tours, at specific dates and times, and for which anyone can sign up.
See our free guided tours here

There are a limited number of tickets for the free tours.
Tickets can not be pre-ordered but picked up in ticket sales on the day.
There will be a maximum of two tickets per. person.

Private Guided Tours ADULTS

See below for all our guided tours for adults

 

Carl’s Great Love. Museum Highlights

The story of the Glyptotek is inextricably linked to Carl Jacobsen’s passion for sculpture. Music, a semi-nude marble woman playing a violin, was his first love. The more Carl collected, the more ‘love affairs’ he had. In 1888, he donated his vast collection of sculptures and art to the Danish state, paving the way for the Glyptotek. Today the museum houses a world-class collection of sculptures from antiquity and ancient Egypt, and French and Danish sculpture from the 19th and 20th centuries. The tour visits all the different individual collections, spotlighting the Glyptotek’s must-see highlights.

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.
Number: 30 persons.
Groups larger than 30 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 1.100 DKK
The price does not cover admission to the museum.
Please note that groups must arrive and pay together to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read here.

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How It All Began. The Glyptotek’s Egyptian Collection

The Glyptotek’s founder, brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, also collected ancient Egyptian art and his first Egyptian acquisition was a beautifully decorated mummy case. Today the collection numbers more than 300 works which come from a period of more than 3,000 years. This long time span makes it possible to see both the development of Egyptian art and masterpieces from each period. From monumental sculpture to the world of the Egyptian gods and the magic hieroglyphs: and then, of course, the scary, yet fascinating mummies. Book your own private guided tour, where we dive down into the best of the best from the Glyptotek’s Egyptian collection.

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.
Number: 20 persons.
Groups larger than 20 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 1.100 DKK
The price does not cover admission to the museum.
Please note that groups must arrive and pay together to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read here.

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Man in Marble. The Glyptotek’ Collection of Antiquities

The Glyptotek’s founder, brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, made considerable purchases in ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. Experience the great Greek philosophers, the beautiful Venus, Roman emperors and warlike Amazons. The Glyptotek’s collection of ancient sculpture is of an exceptionally high standard, and contains a range of masterpieces from the Greco-Roman world. The museum’s scholars have made path-breaking discoveries of traces of colour on a number of the sculptures, and on your guided tour you and your guests will gain an insight into the most up-to-date knowledge of the colourful sculptures of antiquity. Enjoy a private stroll through the beautiful rooms of the Glyptotek and experience the museum’s wonderful ancient masterpieces.

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.
Number: 30 persons.
Groups larger than 30 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 1.100 DKK
The price does not cover admission to the museum.
Please note that groups must arrive and pay together to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read here.

Book guided tour

 

French Art 1800-1870

Look forward to seeing a selection of works from the Glyptotek’s impressive collection of French masterpieces by such great masters of the 19th century as Delacroix, Rousseau, Daumier and Manet. During this guided tour we will take a close look at the artists’ choice of motifs and painting technique, while examining the diversity of 19th-century French painting – from Neoclassicism to Romanticism, Realism and Modernism.

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.
Number: 20 persons.
Groups larger than 20 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 1.100 DKK
The price does not cover admission to the museum.
Please note that groups must arrive and pay together to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read here.

Book guided tour

 

Danish Art from 1780 to 1930

The Glyptotek houses a unique collection of Danish art from 1780 to 1930, featuring strong personalities and sensitive painting. Explore the expression and development of art during this period, which extends from the heyday of the Danish Golden Age to the breakthroughs of early Modernism. This guided tour is all about the history of style and the societal trends of the time. We will scrutinise the details and brushstrokes of motifs that range from the landscapes of Zealand and symbolic portraits to compositionally perfect views.

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: 30
If you wish to bring a larger group, please write to booking@glyptoteket.dk

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 1.100 DKK
The price does not cover admission to the museum.
Please note that groups must arrive and pay together to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read here.

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Amarna – City of the Sun God

Enjoy a guided tour of the Glyptotek’s special exhibition about the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna. Learn all about the Pharaoh Akhenaten who, when he came to power in 1365 BCE, ordained a brand new religion, in which Aten, the sun god, was the only deity permitted. Hear how this new cult led to major social upheaval, and how Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti founded the city of Akhetaton, today as Amarna – a new royal complex with temples, palaces, residential areas, workshops and graves.

The tour will also recount how, following Akhenaten’s death, Egypt turned its back on the religious reforms and, after a mere 20 years, abandoned the city as a place of residence.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Duration: 1 hour
Number of participants: 20
Larger groups should write to booking@glyptoteket.dk.

Booking and Prices
Please book the tour no later than 14 days in advance.
This private tour costs 1.100 DKK .
The price does not include admission to the museum.
Please note that groups must arrive and pay together in order to be given group discount on their price of admission. See admission prices here.

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Visit on your own

This is for all of you who want to experience and explore the Glyptotek’s collections yourselves. We have numerous visitors every day and we would like to create a good experience for all. For this reason, every group should book a time for their visit beforehand. Thank you very much.

Please note that groups must arrive and pay together to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read here.

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Contact

Phone hours in the booking department: Call +45 3341 8111  Monday and Wednesday 1-4 pm and Friday 8-11 am. You are more than welcome to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

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Private guided tours CHILDREN

Kids only!

If you want to celebrate your birthday or do something quite special with your friends you can take a guided tour of the museum and learn about mummy mysteries, watch cartoon strips on stone, write your name in hieroglyphs or train to be a hero with Hercules.

Book guided tour

T: (+45) 3341 8111
Phone hours: Monday and Wednesday 1-4 pm and Friday 8-11 am.

Feel free to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.

Number: max.30.

Exhibitions

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

Café

Enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.

Calendar

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