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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you...
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.
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Fascinating tour of Swedish history, culture and animals!

One could easily spend a half or full day here in the summer. The park is organized by region of the country and you can see farm and town dwellings from different parts of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One could easily spend a half or full day here in the summer. The park is organized by region of the country and you can see farm and town dwellings from different parts of Sweden and different points in time. Many of the buildings have guides in costume who can describe what life was like in that area and time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting early in the season means that not everything is really in the swing, but we did get to see bears who had come out of hibernation. The buildings are fascinating and we enjoyed a wonderful morning coffee and cake at the café. The shops and the house we visited were extremely well put-together to again give you a feel... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I went here on a beautiful, sunny Thursday afternoon in March with one of my Swedish friends. We loved looking around at all the historic farmhouses, buildings, etc. In one two-family house originally used by farmers laborers, there was a woman dressed in old garb inside, and she explained more about the history of the house and the times that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been here with my family several times, at different seasons, and it is always a great excursion. It is worth saying though that this is an outdoor place, which means one is dependent of more or less good weather. If it is raining a lot - I would recommend you to visit a museum instead. Skansen is like... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On first impressions it would seem that this is a park for families with young children, however even as a young couple we enjoyed ourselves! Nicely spaced out buildings with a great feel for the history of countryside Sweden and though it's central Stockholm, you are suddenly taken into the countryside. There are people dressed up which adds to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is the best place in Stockholm. The whole museum/park is stunning and in a nice and clean condition. All the things look traditional and even though the animals are in enclosures they seem happy and in really good condition. Everything seems to be made really nice and it's just a must visit in Stockholm to see all the Scandinavian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The best way to describe Skansen is visiting a summer town in the off season. It’s pretty deserted, there’s not much going on, but you can see how the place could flourish in the summer. Almost every historic home was closed or being renovated except for 5 or 6 homes, which was very dissapointing. Fortunately, the place is huge so... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wonderful place! give yourself time to explore, it's very large and there is so much to see. Check out which buildings are open to explore at the entrance. There is a lot of walking so be prepared to get your exercise.

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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved Skansen! The glass-blowing and pottery studios were my favourite- Make sure you visit them for some gorgeous Swedish-made souvenirs! The old buildings were really pretty and well-kept, and the maps/directions around Skansen were sufficient and easy to follow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Dropped by this Saturday. We paid 100 kr for the entrance, which is pretty normal for a museum in Stockholm. However, it was a bit disappointing as many of the enclosures were being renovated and therefore empty! And the fact that they charge extra for the section with exotic animals (as it is run by a private firm....) that added... More 

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