October 2, 2023
10 – 21

Free entrance

On Architecture Day, there is free entrance for everyone at DAC.

World Architecture Day is the first Monday in October! In DAC we’re celebrating it with free entrance, extended opening hours and lots of activities.

World Architecture Day is marked throughout the world on the first Monday in October. At DAC an otherwise dull Monday has developed into a festive occasion – with more than 3,000 visitors in 2022.

In 2023 you can join a talk with author Knud Romer (in Danish) combined with music by Katinka or test your knowledge in an Architecture Quiz with host Adrian Hughes (in Danish). Two teams and the audience are tested when Adrian e.g. is miming a building! You can also bring the kids to our Family workshop or test one of our popular guided tours for free (in Danish).

On Architecture Day you can meet retired architects when they share their personal view on architecture during short tours in DAC’s So Danish exhibition. If you would rather join a tour of the ‘Copenhagen in Common’ exhibition there will be a guided tour with a DAC host in English.


All day: Free entrance
10.00: DAC opens
11.00-13.00: Meet an Architect – personalized tours with members of the Danish Association of Architects (DK/UK)
13.00: Guided tour in ’Copenhagen in Common’ with DAC host (DK)
15.00-19.00: Family workshop with face paint (DK/UK)
15.30-16.15: Architecture Quiz with Adrian Hughes (DK)
16.30-18.00: Talk with Knud Romer & music by Katinka (DK)
17.00-18.00: Evening tour around the Inner Harbour – free with sign-up (DK)
18.30: Guided tour in ’Copenhagen in Common’ with DAC host (UK)
17-20: Dish of the Day in DAC café
21.00: DAC closes

Facts about Architecture Day

World Architecture Day was initiated in 1988 by the international union of architects, UIA. In Denmark, The Danish Association of Architects organizes the overall event. The day is celebrated with events and activities throughout the country which show the importance of architecture in society and in our daily life.

World Architecture Day in DAC is created in collaboration with the Danish Association of Architects and World Capital of Architecture 2023.

Meet an architect – guided exhibition tours

Time: 11.00 – 19.30

At World Architecture Day you can join free guided tours in DAC’s exhibitions – either with DAC hosts or members of the Danish Association of Architects. Together with the union we’re inviting architects with lots of experience to share tales from their life in architecture and their personal outlook.

Family workshop

Time: 15.00 – 19.00

At Architecture Day you can stop by DAC on your way home and make a beautiful plant print or get one of Copenhagen’s towers on our cheek! Join the family workshop in the Educatorium where DAC’s hosts help you get started with creative activities that connect to our current exhibition Copenhagen in Common.