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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 #9 of 143 attractions in Stockholm
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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A good day out. Plenty to interest both young and old, with old buildings and occupations as a working museum and animals, reptiles and fish to excite the children. Discount for both pensioners and children at the Main Entrance but only for children once you are in. A very enjoyable visit, but the sun was shining!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you visiting Sweden, Stockholm you should take a few hours to take the tram to Skansen the biggest open air museum in Europe. You will get a glimpse of Swedish traditions, old houses, elks, reindeer and lots of other animals native to Scandinavia. Children will enjoy the visit as we'll with a whole house full of smaller animals to... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is not only a place to look at the animals (they are not so many) but also to have a nice picnic in the open with family and friends. You can visit old swedish genuine buildings and learn more about life how it used to be in the past. Don´t miss the old town with bakery, pottery and more.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

the place is worth a visit in any weather condition, it is beautiful in summer as in winter. Kids can have lots of fun with all the animals and beautiful historical buildings. They also have live demos of old handcraftmanship (glassblowing, carpentry etc.)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You must visit Skansen especially in summer. Here all animals from the Swedish fauna are gathered, and you can enjoy beatiful views all over the city.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Experience what Sweden was like hundreds of years ago by wandering through the grounds of Skansen to discover a collection of buildings from the past, and animals from the wilds of Scandinavia and beyond. Then stop for a coffee or something to eat at the centre of the park, or go on to see the other attractions on Djurgården.

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Norrtalje, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Every tourist in Sweden should take a few hours to take the bus or tram to Skansen and get a glimpse of Swedish traditions, old houses, elks, reindeer and lots of other animals native to Scandinavia. Children will enjoy the visit as we'll with a whole house full of smaller animals to pat, monkeys, crocodiles, various tropical animals and carousels... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Been to Skansen many time. It's a lovely place for family with small children. Different animals to see, nice restaurants, cafe and towards the other end of the gate they have a pretty cosy fun park with few rides for small children.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It may have just been because of winter but this place was very run down and depressing. Apparently it was very good 30 years ago....

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Al Qahirah, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It's a great place with the strangest animals I've ever seen. However, there was not many animals at the time I visited in the beginning of April. The aquarium was a bit confusing, some were living and some were only statues but moving. You get the chance to touch a spider and a snake on your way out, which was... More

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