Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
|We recommend walking from Copenhagen Central Station. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is located right next to Tivoli, and you can easily spot it from the Town Hall Square.
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opened in 1897 together with many of the other museums that opened up around the year 1900, designed as a renaissance building with big arcs, columns and the pompous main entrance we must say, surely hit the spot. As the name of the building would suggest, this is mainly a sculpture museum, with most of the pieces originating from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean.
Where the museum is generally known and renowned for it’s sculptures, it also houses a collection of paintings that includes: Danish Golden Age paintings and French impressionists and Post-impressionists as well. Works from artists like Monet, Pissaro, and van Gogh are some of the paintings you can find here.
Carl Jacobsen, the son of J. C. Jacobsen
who founded Carlsberg Breweries, opened up his first collection of art and sculptures at his own home near the brewing grounds at Valby in 1882. Carl Jacobsen was an eager cultural enthusiast, mostly interested in Greek and classical art. In 1885 when his own ‘private museum’ had a total of 19 galleries, he figured it was time to make other arrangements. One day he gave the Danish state and the local authorities an offer they couldn’t refuse: if they provided a location, he would hand over his entire collection for public display.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek have very good acoustics, both in the auditorium and in the surrounding long halls, and because of this the building sometimes houses classical concerts.
Open on Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00 – 17:00, with a ticket cost of DKK 75 per adult and free admission of children. Also free for everyone on sundays! Check out the current, special displays and events going on, at the Glyptotek’s website.