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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
+1 805-688-2052
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Mainly a book store but has good coffee.

Wife and I went in expecting to see a museum but it was manly a book store with a small section... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jerry T
Cupertino, California, United States
Awesome history

A great place to learn about Hans Christian Anderson. Helpful staff and interesting articles. The... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Deer Lodge, Montana
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  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
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“book store” (19 reviews)
“coffee shop” (12 reviews)
“book loft” (9 reviews)
1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
+1 805-688-2052
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wife and I went in expecting to see a museum but it was manly a book store with a small section devoted to Hans Christian Anderson upstairs. Good for 15 minutes.

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A great place to learn about Hans Christian Anderson. Helpful staff and interesting articles. The book store is great

Thank whitebecky66
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Museum dedicated to Hans Christian Anderson, Danish writer of fairy tales and short stories like the Little Mermaid, Princess and the Pea, Snow Queen and others. Interesting collection of his books, photos, busts, and memorabilia. Its in actual bookstore upstairs. Nice way to spend quiet...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great if you like Hans Christian Anderson and books. The museum is just one room but very informative about Anderson's life and lots of easy to read trivia and artefacts. My favourite was the story of the princess and the pea written on a plaque...More

Thank leesixtysix
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I was disappointed with this museum. There was some information about his life, but it seemed the main intent was to sell books. It only takes a small amount of time to visit. It seems that it could be made more attractive and interesting. It...More

Thank Batmom7
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I'm a big HCA fan, and grew up with his stories. This was a pleasure to visit and see his history and learn more about him. I recognized his house which we visited as a child and we were welcomed and given lots of information...More

Thank JJUk2011
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This was a small museum but evoked many memories of my childhood and reading his stories. I really appreciated the historical pictures, books,and stories about him and his career as a writer. Would recommend to everyone who has read or seen his stories come to...More

Thank jfgoodwill
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Not really a much of a museum.. More of a used book shop with a bit of interesting trivia about Hans Christian Anderson. Free to stop in.

1  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Took my 11yo twin boys who are voracious readers. It was surprising just how many children's stories were written by HCA, that were not necessarily written for young children and later translated and re-written. My son found a compilation of the author's stories in this...More

Thank Melanie69
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hans Christian Andersen Museum The museum is upstairs in a sizable used book shop. It does feature some of Mr. Anderson's items and a few tools used to make wooden shoes, but not too much more. Worth a 10-minute visit if you are in town.

Thank Bill M
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