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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
+1 805-688-2052
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Wow... Very interesting visit

I'm a big HCA fan, and grew up with his stories. This was a pleasure to visit and see his history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lancashire - UK
Brought back memories

This was a small museum but evoked many memories of my childhood and reading his stories. I really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yakima, Washington
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“coffee shop” (12 reviews)
“his life” (10 reviews)
“book loft” (9 reviews)
1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
+1 805-688-2052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big HCA fan, and grew up with his stories. This was a pleasure to visit and see his history and learn more about him. I recognized his house which we visited as a child and we were welcomed and given lots of information...More

Thank JJUk2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small museum but evoked many memories of my childhood and reading his stories. I really appreciated the historical pictures, books,and stories about him and his career as a writer. Would recommend to everyone who has read or seen his stories come to...More

Thank jfgoodwill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really a much of a museum.. More of a used book shop with a bit of interesting trivia about Hans Christian Anderson. Free to stop in.

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 11yo twin boys who are voracious readers. It was surprising just how many children's stories were written by HCA, that were not necessarily written for young children and later translated and re-written. My son found a compilation of the author's stories in this...More

Thank Melanie69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hans Christian Andersen Museum The museum is upstairs in a sizable used book shop. It does feature some of Mr. Anderson's items and a few tools used to make wooden shoes, but not too much more. Worth a 10-minute visit if you are in town.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This "museum" is attached to the Book Loft and has a wonderful selection of memorabilia and history about Hans Christian Andersen. I learned a lot about him and enjoyed the selection of old books and photos. There is also a nice little coffee shop where...More

Thank Korie P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

That's just the word for this museum - quaint. It's small, well-laid out and informative. Book lovers will spend hours there and for all, like me, who grew up on fairy tales; this place will bring back memories of old Andersen favorites. The Gutenberg press...More

Thank Pony101
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy old books, relaxing in a coffee shop, and Hans Christian Anderson then this is good place to stop and spend an hour or two. If you have young, energetic children it may be better to look elsewhere. I took my two small...More

Thank Ari37
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Straight out of a story book town. I enjoyed looking at the used books upstairs and the museum portion was interesting. I had no idea he came up with the mermaid!

Thank Missjaxn_2000
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Hans Christian Anderson museum is located on the second floor of a bookstore and is admission free. There is actually a lot if interesting information and exhibits on Anderson’s life. If you are a Hans Christian Anderson fan or have fond memories of the...More

1  Thank Mitch M
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