What to do and see in Copenhagen, Zealand: The Best Art Museums

May 21, 2022 Marlin Saiz

Copenhagen was once a Viking fishing settlement, and you can still find traces of the Norse explorers here. Visit reconstructed villages, the remains of a 1,000-year-old castle, and museums dedicated to the notorious raiders. Copenhagen also features a blend of modern architecture and historical artifacts such as the Round Tower observatory – a wonderful example of 17th-century architecture. Art galleries, narrow streets, canals, parks, and Baroque churches round out the city’s cultural attractions.
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1. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen 1556 Denmark +45 33 41 81 41 [email protected] http://www.glyptoteket.dk
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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK - EXPLORE 6000 YEARS OF ART This beautiful museum, founded in 1888, invites you to discover Northern Europe's largest collection of Ancient Mediterranean art and visit the leading collection of French Impressionist paintings in Denmark. The wonderful buildings are filled with atmosphere and every corner offers a new experience. The heart of the museum is the classic 1906 sub-tropical winter garden with tall palm trees, a fountain and a fish pool. The museum was founded by the renowned brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, who made Carlsberg beer known world wide. Address:Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek,Dantes Plads 7,1556 Copenhagen V

Reviewed By birtel831 - Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Marvellous collection of art: ancient Greek sculpture, Roman portraits, French paintings and sculpture: including the largest collection of Auguste Rodin outside France. Besides the Lovely wintergarden and a very good cafe and shop.if you only have time for one museum in Copenhagen, choose this one

2. The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling)

Stockholmsgade 20, Copenhagen 2100 Denmark +45 35 42 03 36 [email protected] http://www.hirschsprung.dk/en
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The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling)

Closed temporarily due to Covid-19. We will open again 1 April 2020 at 11 AM. The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911. The museum was designed by the architect H.B. Storck, while the original interior and display was designed by the art historian Emil Hannover, who also became the museum's first Director. Henrich Hirschsprung donated his collection of Danish art from the 19th century to the Danish state in 1902. The collection houses masterpieces by the Danish Golden age painters such as C.W. Eckersberg, J.Th. Lundbye and Christen Købke as well as artists from the modern period such as the famous Danish painters P.S. Krøyer, Anna Ancher and Vilhelm Hammershøi. Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM. Admission: Adults 95 DKK. Under 18 free.

Reviewed By hannelillianh - Hellerup, Denmark

A wonderfull museum with 100 years of Dansish art Golden age art, including Hammershøj, Krøyer, Michael Anker just to mention a a few. I recommend you to go there and right now you can enjoy the exhibition with Zahrtmann.

3. Davids Samling (The David Collection)

Kronprinsessegade 30, Copenhagen 1306 Denmark +45 33 73 49 49 [email protected] http://www.davidmus.dk/en
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Davids Samling (The David Collection)

Reviewed By westy54 - Sydney, Australia

Thie David Collection is housed in the building once occupied by the museum's founder, barrister and businessman, Christian Ludwig David (who died in 1960), and a neighbouring building that was subsequently acquired. They were comprehensively renovated to purpose between 2005 and 2009 such that all of the exhibits are wonderfully displayed. Both buildings overlook Kongens Have. There are 3 different collections in the museum being: . the collection of Islamic Art - located on the top 2 floors, which is clearly the largest of the 3 collections and actually is one of the largest Islamic Art collections in Europe. This collection includes works from the geographic sphere of Spain to India, the period from the 7th century until 1850 and includes textiles, rugs, Korans, paintings, calligraphy, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, prints, coins etc. many of which, as there is insufficient room to display them all hanging, are in excellent pull-out drawers. There are truly a significant number of exceedingly beautiful pieces in this collection, many of which have been added after David's death by the Foundation established by David to run the museum; . the collection of European 18th century art which is displayed over 2 floors that have original furniture from when David lived there including several pieces by Chippendale and Roentgen and includes porcelain from Meissen, ceramics and silverware from France and Denmark (Royal Copenhagen) plus Dutch and French paintings from the 17th and 18th century; and . the collection of Danish Early Modern Art including about 12 works by Vilhelm Hammershoi. Entry to this gem of a museum is free and you get a great handout and tablet to walk around with. Highly recommended.

4. Vestindisk pakhus

Toldbodgade 40, Copenhagen 1253 Denmark +45 33 74 84 84 http://Www.smk.dk
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Vestindisk pakhus

Soelvgade 48/50, Copenhagen 1307 Denmark +45 33 74 84 94 [email protected] http://www.smk.dk
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National Gallery of Denmark

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen - with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only museum in Denmark where you can enjoy a tour of 700 years of art history and also experience the nation's largest collection of Danish art from the eighteenth century to today's cutting-edge contemporary art. The museum provides guided tours, workshops for children, live performances, concerts and much more. When you purchase a one-day ticket, you get unlimited access to all permanent displays, special exhibitions, the Bookshop, the Café. Visiting the Children's Workshop will cost an additional fee of DKK 30. Adults: DKK 110 Under 30: DKK 85 Under 18: Free 1 adult + 1 child: DKK 90 Annual pass holders: Free Groups (10+): DKK 100 per person

Reviewed By jaskapt - Mexico City, Mexico

The National Gallery is one of the strong art institutions in Copenhagen. The collection spans many centuries with a whole wing dedicated to 20c Danish Art (Hilbershom and the like), and another to modern "french" art with some excellent Matisse, Braque and Picassos.There is a nice modern addition to the already expansive older front. It is very nicely laid out and engaging, even to the point of providing a room for sketching and drawing. Some of the audios were very interesting. Temporary exhibition was educational. Cafeteria is beautiful and yummy. Danish modern design permeates throughout

6. Thorvaldsens Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Copenhagen 1213 Denmark +45 33 32 15 32 [email protected] http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk
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Thorvaldsens Museum

See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be found across Europe. Long corridors allow for natural light and echo the creative ambiance. The Museum opened on September 18, 1848. It is Denmark’s oldest and also most extraordinary museum building. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Reviewed By birtel831 - Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Oldest public museum in Denmark: devoted to the neoclassicistic artist Bertel Thorvaldsen who donated his life’s works and collection to his native city, this museum from 1848 is the oldest museum in the world devoted to one artist and sublime in having different floors and ceilings to set off the marble statues or statues in plaster-of- paris.from outside it is a festive building with its friese showing Thorvaldsen’s homecoming in 1838.

7. Kunstforeningen Gl Strand

Gl. Strand 48, Copenhagen 1202 Denmark +45 33 36 02 60 http://www.glstrand.dk/
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Kunstforeningen Gl Strand

Kunstforeningen GL STRAND is a modern art centre in the heart of Copenhagen, housed in one of the city´s beautiful late-baroque townhouses. GL STRAND hosts 6-8 annual exhibitions in addition to a varied program of events related to the changing exhibitions. The exhibitions are aimed at a wide audience and reflect our time, either by offering a contemporary perspective on themes from art history or by presenting the latest international and Danish contemporary art. The interdisciplinary art exhibitions are another characteristic of GL STRAND where visual art enters into dialogue with other disciplines such as fashion, film and design. During the summer of 2018 you can experience the exhibition VOUGE Like a Painting. The exhibition explores the relationship between fashion photography and fine arts through a selection of images from the archives of Vogue magazine. VOGUE Like a Painting is a pleasure trip through various aesthetic expressions, presented in spellbinding large-scale phot

Reviewed By Sprungler - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Beautiful and well organized exhibition of Stanley Kubrick's work. The gallery looked tidy and the staff was polite. Thoroughly put together with a lot of atention to detail and labour to make it come alive. Massive thanks to all donors and organizers!

8. Musikmuseet

Rosenoerns Alle 22, Copenhagen Denmark http://Www.natmus.dk/musikmuseet
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Musikmuseet

9. Designmuseum Danmark

Bredgade 68, Copenhagen 1260 Denmark +45 33 18 56 56 [email protected] http://designmuseum.dk
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Designmuseum Danmark

Designmuseum Danmark is located in the historic Copenhagen-area, Frederiksstaden, in one of the fine old rococo buildings, originally build in 1757 by King Frederik V as the first public hospital. The museum offers permanent exhibitions where guests can explore the Danish design legacy and historical roots along with sources of inspiration. Guests can also enjoy contemporary Danish design, lovely museum garden with outdoor serving during summer period, cafe and museum shop. Free guided tours on Wednesday evenings and Sundays and free familiy workshops on Sundays.

Reviewed By diggorydelvert

A visit to here had been highly recommended by a friend. It is included on the Copenhagen card, and I found it absolutely fascinating.

10. Storm P. Museum

Frederiksberg Runddel, Copenhagen 2000 Denmark +45 38 86 05 00 [email protected] http://www.stormp.dk
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Storm P. Museum

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