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An ode to Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen is the one of the most famous and best-read authors in the world, universally renowned for his wonderful fairy tales. Now his stories become the cornerstone of an innovative museum.

The first of its kind in the world, the new H.C. Andersen House is not a museum that tells us about the life and times of the author Hans Christian Andersen. The museum describes our time. Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are just as vibrant and relevant today as they were in the 1800s when he wrote them.

H.C. Andersen’s House is not about Hans Christian Andersen
– but it speaks as he speaks to us.

A museum of experiences

What is there to see inside? And how will you become part of the fairytale?

Read on. We can reveal more of the experience here.


Twelve artists from all over the world are behind the exhibitions in the new H.C. Andersen’s House. Together they create a complete artistic experience in which architecture, art, design, light, sound and a stream of images will create new encounters between each visitor and Andersen’s fairytales, which will melt together to form a coherent experience.

The exhibitions are developed by H. C. Andersen’s House and the various artists in collaboration with the British design agency Event Communications.


Hans Christian Andersen created worlds in which the familiar becomes the unfamiliar, through fantastic stories for children and adults alike.

And based on those worlds, the museum and its partners have created a brand new commercial and artistic partnership around Hans Christian Andersen. We asked ourselves how we could create amazement, play, curiosity and meaning for guests through new ways of conversing, meeting and products.

That partnership creates new, fruitful ways of promoting and interpretating Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, and makes his life relevant to the public.

Interested in our partnerships?

You will soon find more here.

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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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