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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
+46 (0)8 4428000
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As featured in Stockholm for young kids
Ranked #10 of 160 attractions in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Zoos, Parks, Museums
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,... more » 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. « less
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Colorado Springs, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Skansen is a Museum(akin to Willamsburg in Virginia)/Botanical Garden/Zoo. The many Actors are pleasent, knowledgeable and really help you to understand Swedish and regional history. The Zoo while basic lets you see all the local wildlife upclose. The Gardens are gorgeous in season. We spent 4-5 hours here over midsummers and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is truly the best place to visit if you are in Stockholm. Its a zoo where you can see all swedish animals but its also a museum where you can visit swedish history. Visit the old swedish school, swedish farmers , see what the houses looked lika back in the days from north to south. Visit the baker, glassblower,... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Skansen is a really big open-air museum/zoo. One should plan to stay a whole day. We started our visit by using an escalator on the left side of the entrance which brought us to the old village. The buildings are so beautiful. We were able to go inside most of them. It was fun to show our kids how people... More

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Skansen in the spring, admission cost (100-160 SEK) was included with our "Stockholm card". We arrived in the afternoon, and missed the town quarters craftsmen demonstrations because of early closing. I would highly recommend arriving in the morning! Additionally, Skansen is huge and involves a lot of walking, but there are many relaxing and beautiful places to stop... More

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Have visited two other Museums of this nature, but this one surpassed them both ...put together! The attention to detail was provided realism. The costumed staff provided great information on eg cheese making, period goods for sale. We were lucky enough to see the bears playing and to watch the magnificence of the Great Grey Owl arrive on the stump... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We thought this was a different and interesting concept for a museum. We came here using our Stockholm Card. The best part was the aquarium, which seemed to more than just an aquarium. They even have a room with lemurs running around with you! They also have a large reptile exhibition. We enjoyed the zoo as well with bears, moose,... More

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Skansen is nice place to spend a day in a park. A lot to see and to experience. Old houses from different part of Sweden, nice zoo in the area and easy to get some food during your visit there. You can easily get there e.g. from Slussen. Take a Djurgården ferry from Slussen and after 15 you are in... More

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Bremen, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was my third trip to Skansen - All the park is beautiful and also the aquarium is very good. A Must for Stockholm trips! But plan a whole day to visit Skansen - it is very large and a lot of to see! Enjoy!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent Thursday, 17 July, at this park, and we loved our day!! We arrived at 10 AM and did not leave until after 18:00 PM. There is so much to see and do and learn at Skansen and for absolutely all ages!! Loved the Reindeer and Moose talks. Loved learning about Swedish life through the years, and loved just... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This park is a combination zoo and historic museum. The kids will love it. It is huge and has great views.

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