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. See the following admission requirements below.

Presentation of the Corona Pass (and ID) must verify one of the following options:
• You have been fully vaccinated
• 14-42 days have passed from vaccination dosis no. 1
• You have had Covid-19 within the last 240 days
• You have tested negative within the latest 72 hours (rapid test) or 96 hours (PCR test)

Visits by schools, groups, and similar gatherings expect to run as normal from September. The same applies for guided tours and events.

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.