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A magical, fairy tale experience

Hans Christian Andersen’s House is an unpredictable, riveting journey through this wonderful author’s world, and his beloved stories. Beauty merges with imagination at the museum, where world-class architecture and spaces bring nature indoors, and provoke us to turn things on their head and speculate about today and tomorrow

On this journey, you will find that the architecture is interwoven with its magical gardens and the surrounding town – to create a 360-degree experience, borne on the wings of unprecedented creative genius and humour.

All your senses will be stimulated – so you never quite know what to expect.

Nowhere else in the world can you get so close to his life and art as here, – where you can explore his stories, original works and birthplace.

We are still working hard to complete the museum!

OBS:Keep your ears open to a new expereince

State-of-the-art technologies that interact with you and the art around you*

Your travelling companion through these magical exhibits is based on the latest technology. With the help of a headset, you will enjoy an engaging and unique audio experience that integrates with you and the multiple installations of the museum. All your senses will be activated, and you will never quite know what to expect.

(*At the moment our headsets are not in use. We are working tirelessly on technical issues. Read more about the price reduction here.)

Enter the fairy tale experience rooms, designed in collaboration with 12 international artists

In Hans Christian Andersen’s House, you can experience his unique world in totally new ways when the exhibits talk to you through sound, light and scenography, not to mention a battery of new technologies.

Artists from all over the world have worked with Event Communications and us on the exhibits, bringing to life Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale world, and creating a unique experience together.

The fairy tale house and garden interweave beauty and fantasy

The building is an exhibit itself, inviting you to explore the richness of detail and creativity throughout. Visitors are presented with experiences out in the open, inside the fairy tale rooms, underground and in their own imaginations.

When Kengo Kuma & Associates won the competition to design the new Hans Christian Andersen House on 2 April 2016, it was thanks to their vision of creating a museum that broke with the traditional perception of what a museum should be.
The meeting between plateaux that rise out of organic waves, Danish beech hedges, crooked fir trees and labyrinthine walkways create new, unexpected dimensions in this green oasis.

*Please note: The garden will open later this fall and still needs a couple of years to establish itself.

Ville Vau – a fantastic world of experience for kids

Soon: A world of fantastic fun, with the option of hours filled with creativity and sensory companionship.

We’ll also be opening our learning world within Ville Vau for schools and institutions.

The DEILIG eatery offers a brand new dining experience for all ages

Take time to visit DEILIG, our eatery, run by Meyers. A full range of culinary experiences await, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s life and his fairy tales – for many rather than few, and for adults and children alike.

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H.C. Andersen’s House · H.C. Andersen Haven 1 ·
DK-5000. Odense C · +45 65 51 46 01 · museum@odense.dk

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