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Hans Christian Andersen Museum, 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 Hans Christian Andersen Museum. 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. To visit Hans Christian Andersen Museum and get the most from your holiday in Odense, create itinerary details personal to you using our Odense family vacation planner.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful and charming museums I've been to. Care has been put into displaying everything very aesthetically with some interactive parts. You don't just look at individual arti...  more »
  • Discovery of some points of the life of Hans Christian Andersen, we didn't know. Information only in Danish and in English...
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  • We were in Copenhagen with my family and since our kids are 4 and 7 years old, we thought it was a good idea to come to Odense. The fast train was only one hour trip so it was very suitable. Although ...  more »