Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a famous Danish author, playwright, poet and artist. Many of his fairy tales have been passed down from generation to generation all over the world. Some of his most beloved stories include: “The Princess and the Pea”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Emperor’s New Cloths”, and “The Little Fir Tree”. Each season one, of Hans Christian Andersen’s celebrated fairy tales is featured in this exhibit room.
There are videotapes of some of HC Andersen’s more famous fairy tales for children to watch (the equipment is there for visitor use) and there are numerous books of his fairy tales to be read.
The museum hosts a colouring contest for younger kids (under 12) and each year, theme related colouring pictures are made available in the HC Andersen exhibit room for kids to colour and submit.