Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

The Hans Christian Andersen Museum is a museum dedicated to famous author Hans Christian Andersen in Odense, Denmark. It is located in the building which is thought his birthplace, a small yellow house on the corner of Hans Jensens Stræde and Bangs Boder in the old town.[1] In 1908, the house was opened as the Hans Christian Andersen Museum. It documents his life from his childhood years as the son of a struggling shoemaker, to his schooling, career as an author, and later life, with artefacts providing an insight into his acquaintances and adventures.[2] Andersen's childhood home is on Munkemøllestræde not far from the cathedral. He lived in the little half-timbered house from the age of two until he was 14. Opened as a museum in 1930, the house contains an exhibition of the cobbling tools used by his father and other items based on Andersen's own descriptions.[3]


  1. ^ "Birthplace". Hans Christian Andersen Center. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hans Christian Andersen Museum". Odense City Museums. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home". Odense City Museums. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°23′55″N 10°23′27″E / 55.39861°N 10.39083°E / 55.39861; 10.39083