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, including recommendations on distance and hygiene. To visit the museum, the following applies:

When entering the museum, guests from the age of 15 must present a valid Corona Pass.

Everyone at the museum above the age of 12 must wear a face mask or visor.

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.