Lying amid the miniaturised streets of the former poor quarter, this museum delivers a thorough, lively telling of Andersen’s extraordinary life and times. His achievements are put into an interesting historical context and leavened by some engaging audiovisual material and quirky exhibits (such as the display on his height – HCA was 25cm taller than the national average at the time).

The ticket gets you same-day entry to HC Andersens Barndomshjem.

The attraction incorporates Andersen’s rather sparse birthplace. There’s also a reconstruction of his Copenhagen study, displays of his pen-and-ink sketches and paper cuttings and a voluminous selection of his books, which have been translated into some 140 languages (more than any other author).