About the museum

Visiting the museum

The museum meets the requirements from the Danish Health authorities to prevent spreading of the Covid-19 disease. We encourage our guests to respect such regulations when visiting the museum.

At the museum, the use of a facemask is required.

Presentation of the Corona Pass (and ID) must verify one of the following options:
• You have been fully vaccinated
• Your have had Covid-19 within the last 14-180 days
• You have tested negative within the latest 72 hours

Unfortunately, visits by schools, groups, and similar gatherings will not be possible until further notice. The same applies for guided tours and events. Changes hereto will be published on the website.

Instructions from the custodians must be followed at all times.

For further information, please see coronasmitte.dk

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.