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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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I grew up hearing Hans Christian Andersen's stories, so I loved visiting this small museum. Loved... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
dwnhkr
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A great stop for those literature lovers. It is free. Sometimes it is closed on Tuesday as are many... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
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1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dedicated to the world renowned author from Denmark why this interesting museum was built. I love to find the copy of the Little Mermaid book and found it. you can also browse books and buy some interesting ones. its a nice place to read and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we loved it they have books painting and a story line of the town and Christians life. you enter one way and exit out another.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I guess it makes sense because HCAnderson was essentially an author, but I thought there would be more displays of items other than books and written letters. Somewhere I had read that there was a display of the bed from "The Princess and the Pea"...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I grew up hearing Hans Christian Andersen's stories, so I loved visiting this small museum. Loved learning about Andersen's paper cutting - even Andy Warhol was inspired by them! Enjoyed seeing all the book versions of the stories, and so many of them are for...More

1  Thank dwnhkr
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A great stop for those literature lovers. It is free. Sometimes it is closed on Tuesday as are many attractions in the city.

1  Thank vermeling
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I've been to H.C. Andersen's house in Odense, Denmark and the museum in Solvang is reminiscent of the great author's house in Denmark. Lots of historical context and his works present. Although rather small, worth the effort to find and visit.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

You can view old books and Interesting stories of Hans Christian Anderson. Not to be missed at all... visit... You can find this museum on the second floor. First floor, you will find Scandinavian books.. like why are Danish the happiest people on earth...:)

Thank Weiss W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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.

1  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

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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
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