Hans Christian Andersen came this way, falling in love with Riborg Voigt, the daughter of a rich merchant. The relationship was brief, but he maintained a longing and infatuation for her that lasted most of his life. In one room of this museum are personal mementos of his stay here, even a lock of his hair.

There's much more here than that, however, including 22 rooms that are decorated mostly with antiques from the 19th century, along with displays related to life even as far back as the 1700s. The house itself dates from 1725 and was established as a museum back in 1932, complete with glassware, china, and faience, much of it left over from the days when Faaborg was an important trading and shipping center.

In the town center, near the marketplace and harbor, the museum also displays some beautiful textiles and embroidery, but these are of such minor interest they rarely hold one's attention. There is one ghoulish-looking exhibit of a hearse carriage that carried the dead for burial back in the 1800s.