Glyptoteket7 Dantes Plads, Copenhagen, 1556, Denmark | +45 33 41 81 41 | Website
An amazing art collection housed in an old building with most areas accessible
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid
The Glyptotek is an art museum, which has the personal art collection of the Carlsberg Breweries founder's son. The collection includes Greek, Roman, Egyptian and European art. In the centre is the Winter Gardens and café. Look out for the Nasothek, a collection of noses. The building itself is impressive and ornate and shows off the collection beautifully. Most of the gallery is accessible but there are some parts which you can only get to via steps.
Transport & Parking
The Glyptoteket is in the city centre. There are many buses that stop directly outside. The buses and metro in Copenhagen is accessible. The gallery is next door to Tivoli.
The main entrance is accessible by a short flight of stairs with a handrail. There is step free entrance using a side door. Which step free entrance you use depends on what galleries you'd like to visit. As a first time visitor it was a little confusing so I used the main stairs. Once inside I had to almost immediately go down another flight of stairs to enter the Winter Gardens. I would suggest getting a map when you arrive. While there are lifts or platform lifts there are some sections which are only accessible by stairs, sometimes only a couple of steps. On the way out I exited via the basement and took a platform lift, accompanied by a member of staff, to street level. There are a few chairs throughout the galleries. Their website says "Manual wheelchairs, walking sticks and crutches can all be borrowed at the museum. These can be delivered to those who require them by the attendants in the Entrance Hall." Guide dogs on leads are welcome. For people who are visually impaired there is the option to be allowed to touch selected sculptures.
There are accessible toilets in the basement which I used, and also by the French Paintings. The accessible toilet was spacious, clean and had grab rails but no emergency cord.
Staff were very helpful. When I arrived and asked about access I was given a map to assist me. At their restaurant a member of staff offered to carry my tray to the table. When I was leaving I asked at the main desk to use the platform lift and a member of staff came quickly to assist me.
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This was not originally on my list of things to do when I visited Copenhagen but it was recommended to me by a friend and I loved it. It is a stunning art gallery both the collection itself and the way it has been displayed. It's very photogenic. I ate at the café and the food is excellent. When I visited August 2018 there was free admission all day Tuesday.
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