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“Excellent museum for young and old”

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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Owner description: 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
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“Excellent museum for young and old”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to this place for the substantial ancient collection and were not dissapointed. Absolutely wonderful! The kids loved the Egyptian exhibit, the walking mummie and the drawing activities. The grown ups enjoyed the rare exhibits and especially the Etruscan collection. One draw though: Just writing that things come from Etruria is not enough. There are several Etruscan cities there.

Visited October 2013
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“Free on Sun.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We visited on Sunday and it was free. Like the free concept. However, the French collection is closed in Oct, what a pity. We went specially to see Van Gogh's and Manet's. :( There's a Eyptian collection with 2 mummies! Plenty of sculptures, but Degas's The Little Fourteen Year Old Dancer is nowhere to be seen. Well, it's Oct and off peak season, and there's renovation going on.

Visited October 2013
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“Very nice collection plus 3 storey Degas exhibition”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great building outside and inside. Good collection of artwork. We were lucky to see almost all artwork of Degas on temporary display.
The building in not airconditioned ( except new part and where valuable paintings are displayed), so it was quite hot inside in afternoon.
Had breakfast in the museum cage, coffee and croissants.
Overal very good experience.

Visited August 2013
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“Excellent collection of art and sculpture”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Glyptoket houses the best collection of art and sculpture in Denmark. The building is unusual in that it has a small botanical garden just past the entrance.
The collection is mostly Impressionist with some fine paintings by Monet. There are some sculptures by Rodin on the upper floor.
The basement has a fine Egyptian collection.
Occasionally, they hold concerts.
It's a very nice place to spend a morning or afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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“One of my favourite spots in Copenhagen”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Glyptoteket is centrally located, near the main railway station and Tivoli. Its wintergarden is a perfect place to rest, especially when it is cold and dark outside. The cafe is good and there is a shop next to it, but the best thing about Glyptoteket is its collection. One room with Rodin and impressive collection from the best French artists. When I visited, this section was closed until mid- November 2013 - but the department of Mediterranean history fully compensated it. Etruscan culture, antiques. Visiting it regularly, I must have been there more than 5 times. Sculptures and paintings have eternal beauty. Admission fee is 11 euros but I visited it on Sunday, when the admission is free. Closed on Mondays.

Visited September 2013
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