The Black Diamond

Exhibitions in the Black Diamond - The Royal Danish Library

Storytelling, sensuous experiences and unique objects set the mind in motion when visiting exhibitions in The Black Diamond. With cultural heritage as an inexhaustible reservoir, everything from Søren Kierkegaard to contemporary art is staged, with particular emphasis on literature and photography.

Current Exhibitions: 

 #DKgame - Screen trolls, assassins and train surfers: 

Exhibition on the history of Danish computer games. This year's major special exhibition in The Black Diamond focuses on computer games as cultural heritage.

Based on the library's collection of more than 4,000 Danish-produced computer games from the 60s to the present day, the exhibition pays tribute to the internationally recognised and often experimental, playful and narrative Danish computer games.

The exhibition delves into the history of Danish computer games as a universe of imagination, community and research. In the exhibition, you can dive into the fascinating universes of computer games, explore the impact of computer games on other parts of our lives, hear the researchers' take on how "gamification" affects our everyday life and, not least, try playing games from five decades - from Skærmtrolden Hugo to the VR game What the Bat?

The Camera and Us - The Camera and Us presents a selection of works from the photography collections of library, which contain several million images. The theme is the human being as a motif and the exhibition asks what photography does to our perception of ourselves and our conceptions of each other.

Treasures in the Royal Danish Library - An exhibition with library's most precious, beautiful, significant, and valuable treasures. From the oldest of manuscripts to the Internet's ever increasing digital cultural heritage. Explore gems from the collections of science, philosophy, cartography, music, and much more – or take a peek into the lives of a number of prominent Danes by reading Søren Kierkegaard's letter to his fiancé, Karen Blixen's own manuscript, or Hans Christian Andersen's diary.

Opening Hours

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023:
Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: closed


Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1

1221 København K