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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
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Ranked #13 of 111 Activities in Stockholm
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress. Living history over 150 dwellings and other buildings from all over Sweden have been dismantled and reassembled in an area of 300 000 m2 at Skansen. You can travel back in time and meet people from the past. On summer evenings you can also come along and watch traditional Swedish folk dancing! Skansen Zoo at Skansen you will find both domestic and wild Nordic animals such as bears, wolves and lynx. Don't miss our guided tours in English during the summer and in December. Our newly-opened Children's Zoo gives youngsters the opportunity to meet a variety of interesting animals.Added attractions Skansen hold a traditional celebrations to mark occasions such as Walpurg is Night, Midsummer and Christmas. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants with breathtaking views over Stockholm. And don't miss our Museum shop, selling traditional handicrafts and Swedish design products.
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Rocklin, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great stop with kids. This open air museum depicts life back in old days. It covers a large area and I was only able to see maybe a third of it. We were only in Stockholm for the day and had alot to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This place should be much better than in winter time when I was there; but it was nice also and with the snow, the pictures are specials. the place should be great for anyone who have childrens or grand childrens, there is a lot to do and to see and they' ll love that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you as a tourist are not able to visit so many places in Sweden, one can instead choose to get here and get the whole country presented itself in concentrated form - everything from architecture, culture, crafts and food. Outdoor park is created for visitors of all ages and has something interesting for everyone. One can also get to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A really interesting experience, from start to finish - we took the ferry over from Slussen - the SL Access card which is used in Stockholm on public transport is accepted on the ferry - and a short walk found us at Skansen, it was pretty cold, and as it was off-season there were many buildings that were not open;... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited in winter, we could walk around old traditional buildings but not much was open except the zoo area. Good collection of Scandinavian animals, they had big enclosures and well treated. Still interesting seeing the old village and farm buildings but would probably be more interesting visiting in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a marvelous time walking around Skansen. We stopped and read every description we came across and took soo many photos. Unfortunately our trip was in January and nearly everything was closed. Many of the historical buildings were shut up so we weren't able to go inside. Nearly all of the shops and cafes were closed as well. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nothing better than an Open Air museums to learn at the same time that you enjoy how the houses used to be. We were lucky to visit Stockholm for the Christmas markets and this is the place to visit. People dressed up for that, they sell traditional food, drinks, handcrafts and there's music and dance to enjoy too. We took... More 

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orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Skansen even though the gift shops leaving are very expensive is a beautiful place to visit! Do not leave without visiting the monkeys... Talk about close encounters!! They jump on you:) Stopping into the bread store where fresh bread and sweets are baked daily is a treat! I will go back again for sure, it's a very nice way to... More 

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I spent a whole day here and then came back in the evening for the New Year fireworks. Skanses is beautiful, with a lot of history, good information and lots of animals - we even saw reindeers in the flesh! They also have a lovely glass workshop, where you can buy handmade products. Definitely worth seeing!

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bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's a nice open air museum.. lots to see and walk around. It's open only for limited time during the winter (till sunset which is around 3 pm) and in the holiday season the attractions are even more limited so check before you go. Also it involves a lot of walking, so if you are travelling in the winter with... More 

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