'The Greatest Fairy Tale' celebrates 200 years of Hans Christian Andersen
The enchanting exhibition The Greatest Fairy Tale: The Amazing Life and Story of Hans Christian Andersen celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
The much-loved Danish author’s repertoire of favourites includes the Little Mermaid, the Ugly Duckling and the Emperor’s New Clothes.
Direct from its run in Copenhagen to Edinburgh – its only UK venue – the exhibition includes the largest collection of rare and original Andersen material ever to leave Denmark.
The Greatest Fairy Tale exhibition is a captivating journey through Andersen’s life and fairy tales, using the enduring magic of his stories.
Visitors are guided by the dramatised voice of Hans Christian Andersen, as he reflects upon his life from childhood to worldwide fame and the events which shaped his work and those famous fairy tales.
Suitable for children of all ages, the exhibition includes the Fairy Tale Factory, a series of creative activity workshops in which visitors can create their own fairy tales.
- Admission costs £5 per adult, concessions at £3.50 and a family ticket is £12.50.
The exhibition takes place at the City Art Centre, Market Street, Edinburgh until 23 April.
DID you know... inspired by the work of Sir Walter Scott, Hans Christian Andersen visited Scotland in the summer of 1847. Last year, the Council unveiled a plaque at the site where he stayed in East Trinity Road.