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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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Address: 1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
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Great small Museum

It's on the second floor of a bookstore and there is a small cafe downstairs as well. Museum won't take a longtime to view but is worth a stop to check it out amongst your day of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum. I was able to step back and understand the life of Hans Christian Andersen. From his early life and works up to his death. Lots of artifacts to see and read about his life. Well presented. And its all free. Put it on your list of things to visit!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's on the second floor of a bookstore and there is a small cafe downstairs as well. Museum won't take a longtime to view but is worth a stop to check it out amongst your day of activities in Solvang.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

To tell the truth one expects more from a childhood Hero's Museum. And the people working there, except the frightening cross faced Lady at the upstairs office, are very friendly and seem to be volunteer amateurs. Book collection is great though the "Museum" is very very small. İ also liked the Souveniers and bought some and one of the ladşes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice, small museum. They feature quite an extensive amount of info on HCA's life, work, family, art, and writings. Our family learned things we did not know about HCA and came to appreciate his talents even more. You could spend a few hours or few minutes depending on your desire to learn about HCA.

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It is very small but has a lot of information. I did not know he was talented at paper cut outs as well. It really is a nice collection.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Tiny but filled with information on HCA. My teen enjoyed the bookstore downstairs. Museum needs some freshening up.

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Thank Donna K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Located on the second floor of the Book Loft, an independent book store, this homage to Andersen is really nice to see. I honestly did not know much about him, other than the more famous stories. The displays give a nice overview, and there are many options of his books to purchase. I bought a complete works of his fairy... More 

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Hillerød, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Hans Christian Andersen Museum is a nice little place ran by volunteers, who are very interested in listening to news from Denmark and of cause specific about HCA. As quest notice some First Edition Books by HCA, examples of his paper cuttings among many other interesting things you maybe didn't know about HCA and Denmark. Don't forget to pay a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Everything hans christian. Located on the 2nd floor of a bookstore and a coffee shop. some of the books in the museum are for sale and some are just for display. Great collection and information about HCA

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San Lorenzo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

stopped by to check out this museum. it's a nice and quaint place. It has lots of HCA books to choose from.

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