Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home in Munkemøllestræde

Close to St. Knud's Cathedral lies the house where Hans Christian Andersen lived from the age of two until he was fourteen. It was from this humble home that his childhood memories sprang.

The cobbler's small family dwelling is only 18 sq m in size. Today, it houses an exhibition on Hans Christian Andersen's links to his native city of Odense. The exhibition in the Childhood Home conform completely to the description Andersen gave of it in his autobiographies.

A glovemaker's family with many children used to live in the living room next to Andersen's childhood home at that time. In this room you will find a small exhibition of childhood memories, told by Hans Christian Andersen himself.

Shoemaker tools in the reconstruction in Hans Christian Andersen Childhood Home
Bed in the reconstruction in Hans Christian Andersen Childhood Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Senior Curator Ejnar Stig Askgaard's article Hans Christian Andersen's Upbringing in Odense here

 

Hans Christian Andersen Childhood Home
Munkemøllestræde 3-5
DK-5000 Odense C 

 

 
 
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