From Vikings to Modern Classics

Guided Tour


Every Monday


5:00 – 5:45 pm


Free (after admission is paid)

Join an English Gallery Tour at DAC and discover Danish architecture from the Viking Age to today.

We invite you on a  gallery tour around DAC, starting with our temporary exhibition So Danish! mini, displayed on the Main Staircase. The exhibition highlights key moments in the history of Danish architecture. What are the foundations of Danish architecture? Join us and find out.

The tour is guided in English.

The tour begins at our ticket sales area, Welcome, and proceeds up through the building. We will focus on the temporary exhibition on the staircase: So Danish! – mini. This exhibition is based on our large permanent exhibition on Danish architecture, which is temporarily closed due to water damage.

We follow the exhibition’s timeline up the stairs, exploring some of the elements that Danish architecture is known for worldwide. The next stop on the tour is the Aware exhibition in DAC’s large gallery, Forum. Here, we offer a sensory experience featuring five large installations inspired by the work of the Danish architectural firm 3XN. These installations can be closely examined on the large model table.

Each installation represents an architectural approach that summarizes 3XN’s work over more than 25 years.

We end the tour at the top of DAC—weather permitting—on the harbor terrace, which offers views of over 800 years of Danish history. Here, the past meets the future, and you can enjoy the best view of the city, looking out on Copenhagen Harbor city life.

Practical Information

  • The tour around DAC is offered every Monday at 5 PM.
  • The tour begins at the ticket sales area, Welcome, under the red sign where your guide will be waiting.
  • The tour starts promptly at 5 PM.
  • The guide for the tour is one of DAC’s knowledgeable guides.
  • The tour is free with paid admission to DAC.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility, as it involves using the stairs throughout DAC.