Welcome to a summer full of great experiences at the Glyptotek!

This year’s summer programme offers three special exhibitions, fun activities for children and their adults, Thursday bar and great vibes on the roof terrace, classic summer concerts, guided tours and much more.

Find all events in the calendar and read more about the collections and exhibitions here.

Read here about a safe visit at the Glyptotek

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2 special exhibitions

This summer offers two special exhibitions at the Glyptotek.

Experience monumental oil paintings by the Kenyan-British contemporary artist Michael Armitage and meet the little Egyptian deity Bes, who in Ancient Egypt protected people against all imaginable ills.

Picnic on the roof

The Glyptotek museum café Picnic invites you to visit their pop-up on the roof.

Picnic will be open 12 noon – 4 pm Tuesday – Sunday up to and including 5 September.

Enjoy cold drinks, a light lunch, coffee, and cake with a view of the beautiful Copenhagen rooftops.

You can also find Picnic under the palm trees in the Winter Garden.

Access to the roof is via stairs or elevator.

Please note! It is not possible to book a table on the roof terrace. Just show up – there is plenty of room. Closed in case of bad weather.


Visit the museum and bring your children along!

Grab a Glypto Game and experience the art and architecture of the Glyptotek in a new and playful way. Or put on a pair of headphones and listen to great stories about the making of marble or bronze statues or how the ancient Egyptians embalmed a cat.

Listen to the little deity Bes sing his own songs in the fantasy radio programme Music of the Gods in the special exhibition Bes. Demon God – Protector of Egypt.

Audio experiences

Listen to the greatest stories of all time!

Take an imaginary trip into the world of ancient and modern art with the Glyptotek’s new and sensuous audio experiences. Put on headphones in the exhibition rooms and listen to stories about Amazon warriors, magical hieroglyphs, and the magnificent view of the Golden Age landscape paintings.

Thursday on the Roof

It is Thursday on the Roof time again – a chance to enjoy cold drinks and delicious food created by Picnic in the beautiful setting of the Glyptotek’s roof terrace.

Bring your friends, take in the amazing views of the Tivoli Gardens and the roofs of Copenhagen.

Thursday on the Roof events on Thursdays from the end of June until the beginning of September.

Summer Concerts

In August and September a number of Denmark’s leading classical ensembles will be giving concerts at the Glyptotek’s beautiful Central Hall.

You can look forward to romantic, dramatic, spellbinding, and joyous notes performed by world class musicians – among the heroes and gods of ancient Rome.

Guided Tours

On several Sundays during the summer, you can join a guided tour at the Glyptotek.

Tickets cannot be booked in advance but must be picked up from the ticket office on the day. The guided tours are free when admission to the museum is paid.

Season Ticket

Buy your season ticket here and avoid the line for the ticket sale


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


See the exciting activities and events, The Glyptotek has to offer. Please note, the events in Danish will not be presented here. Go to the Danish version of the homepage to see all events.