We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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.
Review Highlights
Well Designed Museum

This museum let's you discover what an amazing author Hans Christian Anderson was. I only thought... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Andover, Massachusetts
Very Insightful and Detailed Museum

while traveling through Denmark, we stop in Odense at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum. Before... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
San Diego, California
Read all 668 reviews
All photos (396)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“his life”(53 reviews)
“childhood home”(22 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
Closed Now
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.
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Hans Jensens Straede 45, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 51 46 01
Improve This Listing
Reviews (668)
There are newer reviews for Hans Christian Andersen Birthplace
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
269 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews his life childhood home hans christian andersen an interesting place different languages nice museum gift shop story telling hc anderson informative museum interesting visit nice place to visit adults and children fairy tale well worth the visit couple of hours entrance fee
Updating list...
41 - 50 of 269 reviews
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This museum let's you discover what an amazing author Hans Christian Anderson was. I only thought of him as an author of fairy tales, but you'll discover that he was much more and about his unhappy and trying life. The modern museum has attached to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JKS55
Reviewed September 13, 2017

while traveling through Denmark, we stop in Odense at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum. Before entering the museum, you can walk the streets of the 1800 village that occupies a good part of the downtown area. The museum iOS very well put together and presents...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank agg2011
Reviewed September 13, 2017

H. C. Andersens museum is sitet in the old part of Odense and it is NOT where H. C. Andersens lived as a child. That house is sited another place in center of the town. But saing that the museum has reestablished his room and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank fam_dupont
Reviewed September 2, 2017

To get to the museum, you have to follow the sign board, because the surrounding of the museum is currently under renovation. Good to read the background and history about this famous fairy tale author. Could be more organize and allow some daylight in to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shu Fen F
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Even though the museum itself is best for children over the age of 8 (ours are 8, almost 5 and 1 and 8 mo.) it was still great to visit. Beautiful design and lots if new information for us. Setting is green with space outside...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ishuldi
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Although every indication was that the museum was open despite street construction nearby, it was closed on our arrival at the end of May. We weren't the only ones surprised as while we wandered about wondering if anything was open (grounds, outbuilding, etc.), we encountered...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank OmarKhayyam
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Rather dry museum, not very exciting and the visuals are word heavy. Its easy to loose interest quite quickly. A few things sparked interest, mainly those of a personal nature but otherwise nothing to rush to. His childhood home was even less interesting and could...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Whinbrook
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Too much information and too little interaction. The layout of the museum is difficult to follow, and it is very dark. Older people find it difficult to read the information. The buildings outside have recently been renovated so that was good to look around. Unfortunately...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank loreeng2015
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The museum in cooperation with H.C. Andersen house is a very nice way to know this wonderfull person, how he lived what he has done a what has insipered him to write his tales.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tmitso
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Well, we figured by now that we prefer to look at buildings from the outside and even more so, we love parks and lots of green! However, as we went through Odense on our road trip, the Hans Christain Andersen Museum is a must. There...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ironmaiden1973
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 nearby hotels
Hotel Odeon
10 reviews
.13 km away
Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel, Odense
587 reviews
.14 km away
City Hotel Odense
115 reviews
.21 km away
First Hotel Grand
916 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 309 nearby restaurants
143 reviews
.19 km away
Den Gamle Kro
451 reviews
.18 km away
Under Lindetraeet
162 reviews
.00 km away
Burger Anarchy
497 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 197 nearby attractions
The Tinderbox (Fyrtoejet)
56 reviews
.19 km away
Montergarden Museum
71 reviews
.21 km away
The Tin Soldier
56 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jacobm199 | Reviewed this property |
At least part of this museum is closed due to renovation and expansion of the exhibition.
Google Translation
December 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 9000Hammer | Reviewed this property |
The Windsor Hotel could certainly be a recommendable choise :-)
Google Translation
Pernille J
November 24, 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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