About the museum

The David Collection

The museum is temporarily closed.

Following the recommendation of the Danish health authority, the museum is closed until further notice to minimize the risk of spreading the virus disease COVID-19 in Denmark.
The closing affects all visits, including by schools, groups, and guests to all events at the museum.

The David Collection is housed in the building once occupied by the museum’s founder, Christian Ludvig David, and in a neighboring property that was acquired later. Both date to the beginning of the 19th century. They underwent comprehensive renovation between 2005 and 2009 and provide the setting for a fully modern museum that respects its historical heritage.

In 1945, C. L. David – a prominent lawyer – decided to preserve his collections for posterity in the form of a museum open to the public, owned and administered by the C. L. David Foundation and Collection. Since David’s death in 1960, the museum’s holdings have, however, increased significantly.