H. C. Andersens House, Odense

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Learn about the poet's life from his childhood years as the son of a struggling shoemaker, to his prolific career as an author at H. C. Andersens House. The museum opened in 1908 in the small yellow house, which is considered his birthplace. A reconstruction of the artist's study displays personal items, including his walnut writing desk and his writing set--glass ink containers on a brass-ornamented wooden tray. Take the time to hear his tales, such as "Little Mermaid" or "The Princess on the Pea," at one of the many listening posts. The poet's creative range is also evident through his drawings and collages. Buy a book by H.C. Andersen, available in several languages at the museum shop. Work out when and for how long to visit H. C. Andersens House and other Odense attractions using our handy Odense travel itinerary planner.
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  • Most of my life I have been working with technology, but I would never recommend using it as the only option for a museum experience. H.C. Andersen is a fantastic story to tell, but the way it's done....  more
    Most of my life I have been working with technology, but I would never recommend using it as the only option for a museum experience. H.C. Andersen is a fantastic story to tell, but the way it's done....  more »
  • Best museum experience ever. Love the audio guides...never seen/heard something like this before. Big recommendation! 
    Best museum experience ever. Love the audio guides...never seen/heard something like this before. Big recommendation!  more »
  • We loved this museum and don’t quite understand all the negative reviews. We didn’t have significant issues with the headsets. Occasionally we had to move around a little for it to detect the audio.....  more
    We loved this museum and don’t quite understand all the negative reviews. We didn’t have significant issues with the headsets. Occasionally we had to move around a little for it to detect the audio.....  more »
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  • Amazing interactive museum with HC Andersen’s life and works presented in very creative and interactive ways! We’ll definitely be back!
  • The museum itself was ok but the headphone experience not so much. We had trouble with the headphones as they wouldn’t play the audio in many occasions. If you’re with small children the museum is quite boring until you get to the last part which is a bit more interactive and they can start playing. If you go with children the highlight is definitely the “playground” they have at the other side of the museum, where children and adults can dress up with many different clothes and play around. If I would go back, I would only go to the playground.
  • Beautiful and funny interactive museum, that gives a comprehensive perspective on the life and work of Hans Christian Anderson. The experience is amplified by the headphones that automatically start the respective audio when you came close to a specific area/installation (included in the price of the ticket) Built around the house where HC Anderson was born, the museum is a awesome piece of architecture itself. The ticket also includes the visit to HC Anderson childhood home and Møntergården if made on the same day, so plan ahead. Book your ticket online.
  • Beautiful place! Feels like an artistic performance with sound and video, amazing architecture and poetic history. Really smart and easy with the headphones that just start when we move across the different areas.
  • Very nice museum! I think is mostly for grown ups. Arquitecture and museum design is very nice. It’s a great get away for a weekend. With same ticket you can visit 2 more museums in a good walking distance 🤩

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