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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Dantes Plads 7, centrum, Copenhagen)  — this is an art museum of international stature in the center of Copenhagen (in many ways similar to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art).  The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was founded by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914) who created one of the largest private art collections of his time. It was named after his brewery, Ny Carlsberg, with the addition of “Glyptotek”, meaning collection of sculpture.

The Glyptotek houses over 10.000 works of art divided up into two principal collections. One is of works from the Mediterranean cradle of Western culture (Ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome), the other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Admission:  115 DKK (Adult), 85 DKK (students under 27 years old).  Free for children under 18 years.  Free admission for all on Tuesdays.  Hours:  11 am – 6 pm (Tuesday – Sunday); 11 am – 9 pm (Thursday).  Closed on Mondays