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Hans Christian Andersen Birthplace

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Worth a visit for sure and the street and the surroundings are super nice so do go by here and for... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Vilnius, Lithuania
via mobile
Interesting museum with some good artefacts.

This is an interesting museum with some good artefacts. Tip: you can buy a ticket here which... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Flitwick, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“childhood home”(21 reviews)
Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 in a small yellow corner house in the poorest part of Odense. At the time, up to five families lived there. The house where he was born gives a feel for the humble and cramped conditions that surrounded him...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Hans Jensens Straede 45, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 51 46 01
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Beautiful museum with everything you ever wanted to know about Hans Christian Andersen. The museum starts off with details about the period in which Hans Christian Andersen was living with examples of a printing presses, pens, tools, world leaders at the time, and other general...More

3  Thank Alexa C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Ironic that such a creative man should have such a pitiful memorial to all he has created. Small dark corridors with mostly static displays that primarily read his stories. Not entertaining for children and less so for adults. This magnificent city should be scolded for...More

3  Thank Zannvoy
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit for sure and the street and the surroundings are super nice so do go by here and for me the best was to just see the house and street it is on

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

One day in Odense and the place is closed. Read the fine print. Quaint but over hyped. Not really worth the effort. Anything that is open closes at 5pm.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Nice place to visit, to all who is interested for the writer and is history. I visit twice and i recomende.

Thank josper
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum with some good artefacts. Tip: you can buy a ticket here which includes entry to 5 different Anderson related places in the town; it also includes a map showing the way you need to walk.

Thank vrumley
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The Museum holds many original photos of HC Andersen; also original drawings, diaries, writings and poetry; a lot of written facts, plus ways to interact with th8ngs electronically

Thank Jennie Z
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The ticket include 5 other stops which makes it worthwhile. The city is all about H.C.A., but the museum does explain a great deal that we didn't know before. There is a lot of reading so plan on taking your time. Montergarden which is one...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

The museum is little and quite modern style surrounded by the old tradicional houses. The museum itself disappointed me, because I didn't like the way it was exhibited the story of H.C.Andersen. I would expect a bit more interaction with kids and be dynamic, more...More

Thank Eva C
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Super cool concept visiting with a kid, you visit the whole city with great attractions for kids! I highly recommend this place!

Thank Aurélie C
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Visit this museum if you want to know more about the man, not to learn more about his stories. We loved the insight it gave us to this marvellous man.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We arrived with 2 grandparents, 5 parents, 3 children, 1 teenager and a Mom to be. There is a children’s program to collect stamps which was disorganized and parts were closed and we wasted a lot looking for exhibits that were closed. There were 3...More

Thank bjjmengland
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from Jacob M | Reviewed this property |
At least part of this museum is closed due to renovation and expansion of the exhibition.
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December 23, 2017|
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Response from 9000Hammer | Reviewed this property |
The Windsor Hotel could certainly be a recommendable choise :-)
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Response from OmarKhayyam | Reviewed this property |
We took a detour to view the museum and surprisingly it was closed for hours (without notice). We were two of about 15 tourists who also came by to visit the museum in the few minutes we were there and all were disappointed... More