The Best 4 Museums in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is undoubtedly a city bustling with culture, as evidenced by the existence of world-famous museums and art galleries to satisfy art lovers, design and architecture fans, and history enthusiasts. While the city has around 80 museums ranging in topics from photography to science, we would like to focus on the best 4 museums, which are (in our opinion) a must-see for everyone visiting Copenhagen.

Museums in Copenhagen | Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

A harmonious combination of world-class contemporary art, modernist architecture, and stunning nature attracts thousands of visitors to Louisiana annually. The museum features not only one of Scandinavia’s largest modern art collections but also a sculpture park placed in a beautiful seaside setting. Besides the permanent art collection, Louisiana hosts temporary exhibitions featuring some of the most prominent names in the contemporary art scene.

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art | Museums in Copenhagen

Museums in Copenhagen | Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum is located in the heart of Copenhagen and features two main art departments surrounded by stunning architecture. The Department of Antiques gives you an overview of 3500 years of Etruscan, Roman, Greek, and Egyptian art. Also, the Modern Department focuses on Danish and French paintings and sculptures of the 19th and 20th centuries. Apart from the stunning art collections, the museum features a cosy café in a lush Winter Garden filled with palm trees and other vegetation.

Tip: Entrance to the museum is free on Tuesdays.

Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Museums in Copenhagen | SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark

SMK is the most extensive art gallery in the country, where you can find anything from Danish Golden Age art collections to one of the world’s best Matisse collections. In addition, for everyone’s enjoyment, SMK hosts regular events, such as workshops, art talks, performances, concerts, and guided tours about a wide range of art-related topics.

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SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark | Museums in Copenhagen

Museums in Copenhagen | ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Resembling a monumental beached ship, ARKEN hosts one of Scandinavia’s most refined modern art collections. The collections contain more than 400 artworks, mainly by Danish, Nor­dic, and international contemporary artists. Make sure to visit ARKEN café, which hangs like a lifeboat on the side of the museum and overlooks the picturesque beach park.

Tip: Access to the café is free of charge.

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ARKEN Museum of Modern Art | Museums in Copenhagen

Create Your Custom Museum Tour With Amitylux

At Amitylux, we specialize in creating unique private tours based on your wants and needs. So if you’re a museum fan, art lover, or history enthusiast and would like to visit the best museums in Copenhagen during your trip – we have you covered. We can arrange guided tours in your preferred museums or galleries and private transfers to and from the museums.

The process is easy – make a custom booking and let us know what you would like to do and see, and we will take it from there.