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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
+46 (0)8 4428000
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Ranked #10 of 161 Attractions in Stockholm
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed Skansen, it was lovely to see all the little houses from all over Sweden. A very nice park to visit with kids. We stayed for about an hour that was enough to see all we wanted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Not a planned visit but still managed to cover most of the park. It is a great place where one gets to see what old Sweden was like. Informative and fun as you get to see live characters lived out here. My 9 year old totally enjoyed it. Lots of walking and food inside the park is a bit expensive.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We loved visiting Skansen... It cost about 16 Canadian dollars and you get to see historical buildings, lifestyles and cultures of Sweden and Scandinavia on top of a zoo! Prices in Canada for just a zoo are 4-5 times that price! It was a great escape from the city with amazing views and overall just a wonderful experience!

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Lisboa
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39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A place very good for children,but nice to adults too. It's sweeden lifestyle here. You have very nice old houses and farms from all Sweeden.You have a mini zoo too (with lots of bears)

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun for kids or adults. You could spend the whole day here. There is so much to see and do. Shows for the kids, history for the adults.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Really nice place where you can spend your day by learning some of the swedish traditions and old history, look at the animals and of couurse admire the amazing view of the city!!It is also a good place to go with kids as they can do a lot of activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

beautiful park, hill top views, but with a hidden escalator to take you! had a great time seeing the buildings and shops, and only a tenner!! didnt go on rides / aquarium, but plenty to see without that

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to see old Swedish homes and buildings. We visited late August and there was not many demonstrations occurring.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Skansen is situated at Djurgården just a 12 minutes boat ride from Gamla Stan (Old Town), use your SL-card. It consists of a museum of old houses, all well taken care of. Nice and quiet place after leaving downtown. In summer there are TV-shows sent from here, consorts (Allsång på Skansen). In the innermost part of this 300.000 sqmeters park... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Skansen is a magical place, well worth visiting. The traditional houses, the workshops, the native animal museum. The glass workshop was fun, and the bakery had the most amazing pastries. The Skansen museum shop has some of the best traditional and handcrafted items you'll find anywhere.

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