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 Glyptoteket 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: Currently, due to Corona/COVID-19, we can only offer guided tours for groups of up to 10 people.

Groups larger than 10 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

To ensure good social distancing, participants will be provided with headphones. The headphones will be disinfected before and after each guided tour.

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 975 DKK.
The price does not cover admission to the museum.

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How It All Began. The Glyptotek’s Egyptian Collection

NB! Due to Corona / COVID19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer this tour.

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: max. 30 persons.

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 975 DKK.
The price does not cover admission to the museum.

Book guided tour

 

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: Currently, due to Corona/COVID-19, we can only offer guided tours for groups of up to 10 people.

Groups larger than 10 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

To ensure good social distancing, participants will be provided with headphones. The headphones will be disinfected before and after each guided tour.

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 975 DKK.
The price does not cover admission to the museum.

Book guided tour

 

French Masterpieces

Experience masterpieces by Monet, Degas, van Gogh and Gauguin. The Glyptotek’s collection of French painting is a dazzling display of masterworks from the period starting in the mid 19th century and going up to the beginning of the 20th century. Book a stroll through the beautiful rooms of the Glyptotek, where you will also encounter brilliant sculpture by such masters as Carpeaux and Rodin.

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.

Number: Currently, due to Corona/COVID-19, we can only offer guided tours for groups of up to 10 people.

Groups larger than 10 people are kindly asked to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

To ensure good social distancing, participants will be provided with headphones. The headphones will be disinfected before and after each guided tour.

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 975 DKK.
The price does not cover admission to the museum.

Book guided tour

 

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.

Duration of tour: 45-60 min.
Number: max. 10 persons.

Booking and Prices
Guided tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance.
A private guided tour costs 975 DKK.
The price does not cover admission to the museum.

 

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Contact

Phone hours: Tuesday and Friday 9am-1pm. You are more than welcome to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

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Private guided tours CHILDREN

Kids only!

NB! Due to Corona / COVID19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer this tour.

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

Phone hours: Tuesday and Friday 9am-1pm. 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

See what's happening at Glyptoteket.