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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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Address: 1680 Mission Dr, Book Loft Building, Solvang, CA 93463-3602
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Great small Museum

It's on the second floor of a bookstore and there is a small cafe downstairs as well. Museum won't take a longtime to view but is worth a stop to check it out amongst your day of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's on the second floor of a bookstore and there is a small cafe downstairs as well. Museum won't take a longtime to view but is worth a stop to check it out amongst your day of activities in Solvang.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To tell the truth one expects more from a childhood Hero's Museum. And the people working there, except the frightening cross faced Lady at the upstairs office, are very friendly and seem to be volunteer amateurs. Book collection is great though the "Museum" is very very small. İ also liked the Souveniers and bought some and one of the ladşes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, small museum. They feature quite an extensive amount of info on HCA's life, work, family, art, and writings. Our family learned things we did not know about HCA and came to appreciate his talents even more. You could spend a few hours or few minutes depending on your desire to learn about HCA.

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very small but has a lot of information. I did not know he was talented at paper cut outs as well. It really is a nice collection.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny but filled with information on HCA. My teen enjoyed the bookstore downstairs. Museum needs some freshening up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the second floor of the Book Loft, an independent book store, this homage to Andersen is really nice to see. I honestly did not know much about him, other than the more famous stories. The displays give a nice overview, and there are many options of his books to purchase. I bought a complete works of his fairy... More 

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Hillerød, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Hans Christian Andersen Museum is a nice little place ran by volunteers, who are very interested in listening to news from Denmark and of cause specific about HCA. As quest notice some First Edition Books by HCA, examples of his paper cuttings among many other interesting things you maybe didn't know about HCA and Denmark. Don't forget to pay a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Everything hans christian. Located on the 2nd floor of a bookstore and a coffee shop. some of the books in the museum are for sale and some are just for display. Great collection and information about HCA

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San Lorenzo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

stopped by to check out this museum. it's a nice and quaint place. It has lots of HCA books to choose from.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Warm and cozy! Great book shop for kids. For me, it was a walk back to my childhood, where Hans Christian Andersen books were special. They still are today, and this place has a good variety of versions as well as other great books for families. Order a latte and browse the bookshop with it, as well as the free... More 

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