Paid c.£10 to get in on a Saturday in march to find only two of the exhibits open and most of the eateries closed. I'm sure it's fabulous in the summer, but 'buyer beware' off season!
Even though we visited in the winter, we had a great time. It was very relaxing the let the kids roam around and see all the Scandinavian wildlife. They even had facilities where you could cook hotdogs around the fire. The kids really enjoyed the "circus" - a place where they could walk on a tightrope, do gymnastics, and even... More
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 in the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress. It includes a children's zoo, glass blowing exhibition, farm animals, ...
Visited in February as part of a study trip to learn more about swedish traditional architecture. I agree with the comments others have made about it being probably more of a summer attraction. The buildings were very interesting and I did get loads of pictures of the exterior but only 1 place was open to view the interior. The biggest... More
We visited in February and although the buildings were interesting it felt very empty. Given that it's an open air museum I imagine that in the summer there is more staff around dressed in period outfits giving information of the buildings. The animals made the visit worth it - the bears are in hibernation, but there are seals, wolves, elk... More
My friend had recommended a trip to Skansen, when we got there it was only 100 kroner (cheap compared to other things in Stockholm!) but only 3 of the houses were actually open, most of it was shut and I think there were about 15 people visiting in total! Very good views though and the animals were out (apart from... More
I'm sure in the sunshine this is a great place to visit but in winter it's too quiet and most of it was closed. The bears were hibernating, like most of the staff it seems ! We still had a nice outdoor walk in the sunshine but it was a ghost town.
No matter the weather every one should come and explore this unusual and fantastic museum! We got to Skansen in January and though it was cold you are too interested in surroundings to worry about it. Popping into little houses or coffee places will keep you warm enough to keep going.
Very good preservation of history and natural environment for the animals. In the traditional houses we received a warm welcome from traditional dressed women which explained us carefully the history of different local craftsmanship. It was very cool
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