Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
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One of northern Europe's largest collections of ancient art
Talk of the town: The hugely popular Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek receives around 350,000 visitors each year.
This museum was founded in the 19th century by brewer and art collector Carl Jacobsen, who came up with its slightly odd moniker by combining the name of his brewery, Ny Carlsberg, with the Danish word for sculpture collection.
Jacobsen's personal collection has now grown to over 10,000 pieces, focussing on sculptures from Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Italy dating from 3,000BC to 500AD. If your tastes are more modern, there's also a great selection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, including works by big hitters such as Gaughin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Renoir, plus important sculptures by Rodin and Degas.