H.C. Andersens Hus, Laerke Beck Johansen, Museum Odense

Opening hours

Opening hours

H.C. Andersen’s House

*subject to change

Ville Vau – Children’s Universe

*subject to change

25. March – 30. June 2024
Monday – Sunday    10 – 17

25. March – 30. June* 2024
Monday – Friday    13 – 17
Saturday – Sunday    10 – 17

25. March – 1. April 10 – 17
9. – 12., and 20. May 10 – 17

1. July – 31. Aug 2024
Monday – Sunday    9 – 18

1. July – 31. Aug 2024
Monday – Sunday    9 – 18

1. Sep – 31. Oct 2024
Monday – Sunday    10 – 17

1. Sep – 31. Oct* 2024
Tuesday – Friday    13 – 17
Saturday – Sunday    10 – 17

*14. – 20. Oct
Monday – Sunday 10 – 17

1. Nov – 31. Dec* 2024
Tuesday – Sunday    10 – 16

Closed on 24.-25. and 31. December

1. Nov – 31. Dec* 2024
Tuesday – Friday   13 – 16
Saturday – Sunday    10 – 16

Open 26. – 30. Dec. 10- 16
Closed 24.-25., and 31. December

How to find us

Find your way to the here.

The entrance to the exhibition and shop can be found from several entrance points around the museum – among others right next to H.C. Andersen’s Birthplace, on Hans Jensens Straede 45, from Bangs Boder through the beautiful garden, or from the underground parking exit P15 (wheelchair-users may refer to P19 where there is a lift).

There are several car parks in the vicinity. NB: You pay to park in city centre car parks. Be sure to find the check-in machine that needs to be used to pay for parking. To find the car park you prefer click into Odense P car park is closest to the museum.

By bus
Buses stop at Hans Mules Gade. From here, there is less than a five-minute walk to the museum. If you choose to travel by bus to Odense Railway Station, there is no more than a 10-minute walk to the museum. For timetables, see the Fynbus website.

By train
The museum is about 10 minutes’ walk from Odense Railway Station. For timetables, see the DSB website here.

Light rail
Will stop close to H.C. Andersen House. We will update information here when the light rail opens.

Practical Info

Included in your ticket
With a ticket to H.C. Andersen’s House you can get a 50% discount on your ticket to the Carl Nielsen Museum, Møntergården or The Funen Village within 8 days from your visit in H.C. Andersen’s House.

Food and drink
Visitors are not permitted to bring food and beverages inside museum. Feeling hungry or in need of coffee? Visit our café.

You may not bring rucksacks or large bags into the museum.

The museum is a no-smoking area

We regret that pets are not allowed in the museum. Assistance dogs are welcome.

The exhibition at the museum is intended to be an all-round creative sensory experience with a constant interplay of sound, light and scenery.


There is easy access throughout H.C. Andersen House for wheelchair users and other disabled people.

The exhibition at the museum is intended to be an all-round creative sensory experience with a constant interplay of sound, light and scenery. Your companion and guide through the exhibition will be a headset handed to you upon arrival.

For the hard of hearing
The hard of hearing should expect somewhat less of the experience. It is not currently possible to receive a printed copy of the audio track. Visioguide is avaliable only in Danish.

For the visually disabled
The many visual elements of the exhibition represent the lion’s share of the experience. The visually disabled should expect much less of the experience. Even if you are visually disabled, you can enjoy an entertaining tour around H.C. Andersen House, e.g. by listening to the audio track.

Personal care assistants at work get free admission to the museum. Please show your care assistant ID card

There are lifts and accessible toilet facilities.

Prams and bigger pushchairs are not allowed in the exhibitions. Parents are welcome to loan one of the museum’s pushchairs (limited number of pushchairs available).

Contact details | +45 6551 4601
The lines are open: Mon-thurs 9:00-15:00 og Fri 9:00-12:00

Guided tour

Enjoy our guided garden tour
The writer’s love of nature is reflected in the organically shaped building and a varied and luxuriant garden. In the garden you move along curving paths past rounded hedges in a gardenscape inspired by the senses and moods of Andersen’s fairy tales. Here the grass and thousands of flowers are allowed to grow as they will, so that bees can be heard humming in the life-giving garden in the heart of the city.
Instead of retelling the well-known fairy tales one-on-one, the garden lets the visitor take the lead role, and from here explore the garden and the universe of H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales.

How to book
Time: 30 Minutes
Rate: 650 DKK
Booking: or +45 65514601

COVID-19 info

Open to read more:

We follow Government rules and regulations regarding COVID-19 at all times. Read them here.

We ask you to still take care of your fellow human beings:

Keep a safe distance to people

Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer

Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

Please pay attention before entering a gateway or a narrow path.

Please contact our staff if you have any questions.

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

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