Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

4.5
#2 of 617 in Museums in Denmark
Conveniently located in the center of the city, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses the personal art collection of beer baron Carl Jacobsen. The eclectic museum boasts the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of France, as well works by masters like Picasso, Leger, and Matisse. Although antique sculptures serve as a kind of focal point for most visitors, this museum also contains one of the world's biggest collections of paintings by Paul Gauguin. An added treat for art lovers, the venue features a glass-domed conservatory housing a small cafe that serves light dishes and cakes. Take a self-guided tour of the collection, or attend one of the museum's special concert performances. Planning Copenhagen trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • A collection and museum space like no other. The Winter Garden has the most enchanting cafe and the collection of Greek and Roman sculptures is exquisite, also to mention each room has the most amazin...  more »
  • It is free entry on Tuesdays so I would definitely recommend popping in for a visit, especially when it is free. The highlight of this Art Museum has nothing to do with the art but is the gorgeous cen...  more »
  • Major exhibitions of different cultures, with some incredible winter gardens. No doubt a visit highly recommended.
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  • Great museum. Lovely building and space too. We went round the French art ~1800-1950, spread over three floors. The collection is remarkable, with all the big names (Monet, Degas, Renoir, Gaugain, Renoir, and even some Rousseau that were remarkably different from the 'primitive' paintings he is famous for). First room had some of the more modern artists (Miro, Man Ray), but most of it was older than that (a dozen or so other rooms). It was a little frustrating not to have an audio guide or even labels with comments by the paintings. But I believe that was a deliberate decision on the part of the curator to create a space focused on the art, and the bold colours on the walls is quite striking. About 2hrs to go round. Highly recommended.
  • Glyptotek museum, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and relics, to later Degas the ballerina, some wonderful art pieces. A lot of pieces to see will be back to continue. Below ground is the cloak room, lockers and toilets. Enter thru the grand staircase, which is impressive, in the centre is an enclosed conservatory garden courtyard, with a fountain and cafe, you can have something to eat or a coffee. Well laid out and easy to get around, the museum shop had plenty of items to buy. Enjoy!!!
  • Beautiful art and sculptures. The Greek and Roman exhibits are really something to look at. There's also an amazing Egyptian exhibit which is definitely worth a look. Lovely cafe over looking the water feature and plants. Unfortunately the roof terrace was shut when we visited
  • This is a good museum, we enjoyed our visit. (Minus the cafeteria with the long line and not enough tables for the guests). But I give this museum low rating because of this swastika decoration I found on the walls. What is that supposed to mean? Is this meant for religion and good luck or as a Nazi symbol? Why this specific sign anyway?
  • A really nice place because the museum itself is also nice. It's not only the exhibits. So even if you usually not really interested in that kind of culture exploring it is even worth to visit it just because the museum itself is special place.

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