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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 144 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Snow, wolves, more snow, community dancing log fires Glok (hot toddies) ice sculpture and "children's have a go" ice sculpting, -13degrees, more snow and the mid winter festival and lots of lights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Another must do in Stockholm. Live museum with people helping you out describing the every day live of Swedish people over the centuries

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Through all the numerous paths, houses, buildings and structures one can discover the real country. All the houses are displayed in a marvelous way so you can feel the actual life of ancient and currently Sweden. My ten years old son enjoyed all the way as my wife an I did. Do not foget to ask for the "Stockholm Card"... More

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Munich, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The park is almost a must do for Stockholm tourists. It contains so many interesting houses to see and they are so nicely embedded in the landscape. Ususally in every open house you'll find people which carry the cloths from that past time and can nicely explain what they did and how they lived. We spent 4 hours in the... More

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Cluj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

In more ways than one, this place is quite representative to sweden for me. Old buildings preserved in the open air museum, a sami village, a small zoo, a whole lot of fun activities for children and good places to eat too. Also was surprised to see a reconstructed town of the 30's, complete with working bakery. Do pass by... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very big and lets you experience first hand how it actually is like to live in Stockholm between the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century, but lacks enough descriptions to give you an understanding of the context

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit to see. It's full of culture and activities for all ages. Beautiful views over the city and delicious food if you are willing to pay in the restraunt located just above the main entrance outside of the market area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It was a lovely day , sun was shinning . We were very curious about the history of Sweden . We chose Skansen as our first destination. It was well worth it . Park is huge and a lot to see, old village, beautiful gardens , lots of animals and flowers. We are actually a couple , no children yet... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went here when the weather was cold and it was raining! So it was very challenging going around this large site. However, it didn't really detract from the delights found in this open-air museum. We had a lunch as soon as we arrived and an open sandwich and drink was reasonably priced. The areas of the museum depicting early... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 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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