Hans Christian Andersen MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Bangs Boder 29, 5000 Odense, Denmark
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +45-65514601
- Ticket Price: 95 DKK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Park, Family And Kids
Hans Christian Andersen Museum - Review
Odense is perhaps most famous for this globally loved children’s author. The town has expressed its pride for this favourite for over a century now, since 1908, when this museum opened. Chronicling his life from the humble start as a shoemaker’s son, the museum intersperses his story with drawings sketches and scenes from his life. Sculptures are scattered about here and there that depict scenes from his tales and his life. It’s less of a simple exhibition and more of a simple movie one that immerses you completely in the man’s struggles, triumphs, failures and loves.
The charming building in which this museum is housed was actually his home once upon a time. There’s a lovely little cafeteria outside the museum; and the surrounding park is a good place to stroll, perhaps with a fairy tale tucked under your arm. And finally, to make it all come really alive, around three they will all perform a play one in which all the characters from his stories and Anderson himself will be paraded in very believable costumes it’s an absolute treat for your children if you’ve got them along. And yes, they pose with you for photographs.
Hans Christian Andersen Museum Ticket Prices
- Free for below 17.
How To reach Hans Christian Andersen Museum by Public Transport
- Thomas B.
- Thriges Gd.
Restaurants Near Hans Christian Andersen Museum
- Restaurant Under Lindtraet
- Den Grimme Aeling
- Restaurant Gronttorvet
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95% of people who visit Odense include Hans Christian Andersen Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
83.5% of people start their Hans Christian Andersen Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hans Christian Andersen Museum
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Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Odense Reviews
A very disappointing experience... In my youth, my parents read most of the fairy tales before I could go to sleep, I had many books of Hans Chiristian Andersen and enjoyed the fantasy and moral messages. During this visit, I hoped to experience that feeling again. Nothing came close to this due to the boring set-up of the two houses and the museum. Walking into the two houses, the exit sign showed up after three or four rooms with a dull text presentations. I asked, is this all?? The museum expressed the life of Hans, his paper cutting and his travels. The fairy tales were sold as books only, mostly in Danish. My advice: change the whole set-up and let the visitors, young and old, experience the fairy tales again... story telling, films, etc. This is why we are visiting Odense! And take an example of the brilliant concept of the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. PS: the various statues in the city were creative and the walk following the footsteps a nice way of discovering Odense.
Bit of a disappointment having made special effort to go. Not helped by general construction work in central Odense, it's fairly impossible to get anywhere close and park. That's fine, I'm all for public transport, etc, but when you're a tourist with small children it's not very helpful. Then, all signs are to the house, which may or may not have been where HCA was born (it's guesswork). But you can't buy the tickets at the house, for those it's a walk on to the museum, one of five sites in total on the ticket and then back. Odense centre is pretty and a nice stop but on a hot day with small kids it felt like a mission.
Not very informative, but we enjoyed getting a feel for the humble place where Hans Christian Andersen started his life.
Great museum of our favorite Danish author - Robert was chased by danish ducks. Fantastic time we had there in 2010
An interesting and well laid out series of exhibitions around Odense. Information is clearly presented in both Danish and English