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

See below for all our guided tours for adults

Behind the Façade – Discover the Architecture of the Glyptotek

Its building is the Glyptotek’s greatest work. An architectural monument in the heart of Copenhagen, the building provides an extraordinary setting for the museum’s artworks and objects – exactly as Carl Jacobsen wanted it to. The tour will delve into the museum’s architecture. We will take a close look at the materials, mosaics and colours and hear stories about the three different buildings that make up the museum today. The tour will end in the special exhibition Behind the Façade – Discover the Architecture of the Glyptotek.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: 30
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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After Nature

Join us for a tour of the Glyptotek’s special exhibition After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart. Author Josefine Klougart uses the prism of art to study the relationship of humans with nature in an exhibition where the author’s texts will interact with the Glyptotek’s landscape paintings. The exhibition and the text go hand in hand; both feature seven ‘chapters’.

During the tour, the audience will be guided through the exhibition in a sensory manner that opens up Klougart’s poetic universe.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: 30
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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French Art 1800-1870

Look forward to experiencing selected works from the Glyptotek’s impressive collection of French masterpieces created by the greatest French masters of the 19th century, such as Delacroix, Daumier, and Manet. During this tour, we will take a closer look at the artists’ choice of subjects and painting techniques, exploring the diversity of 19th-century French painting—from neoclassicism to romanticism, realism, and modernism.

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: 30
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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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 participants.
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 participants.
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.

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Greek Mythology 

The Glyptotek is full of Greek mythology. During this tour, we take a closer look at the most central myths of antiquity and delve into stories of gods, monsters, and heroes. We examine sculptures from both ancient Greece and Rome and explore the Glyptotek’s modern sculpture collection, where we will look at the mythological scenes depicted in the sculptures.

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: 30
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 to get group discount. For ticket prices and more read 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 Friday 8am – 12:30pm.

The booking department is closed on 5 February, 12 February, 8 April, 15 April and 6 May 2024.

You are more than welcome to contact us at booking@glyptoteket.dk

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Exhibitions

The Glyptotek's exhibitions present artworks and cultural-historical objects.

Café

Enjoy delicious dishes, snacks, and cakes at the museum café Picnic overlooking the beautiful Winter Garden.

Calendar

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