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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
+46 (0)8 4428000
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Ranked #9 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is the best place to give you an essence of what Sweden is in a nutshell. It covers the lifestyle and environment of across Sweden and not just the cities. It costs 100SKR and its money very well spent. There are even actors who portray themselves as Swedes dating as back as the 13th century.

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Espoo, Finland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

It's an open air museum with animals to look at and old houses from different periods. As a bonus the guide in each house is weating typical clother for that era and tells about his/her work or life in that place. Great to visit no matter what time of year!

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you visit Sweden and Stockholm in summer this is one of the must-go places of the city. This is a perfect place for families with small children because you can be outdoors, explore many different animals and the history of Sweden. Skansen is also a wonderful place to have a picnic, but if you don´t bring any food with... More

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We looked at the brochures for this attraction and it looked really interesting, so we decided to go and visit. We had the Stockholm card so it was free admission, otherwise for adults it would have cost 160 SEK each. There's the option at the main entrance to either walk up the path to the top or pay extra to... More

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Menomonee Falls, WI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You might think you're not that interested in how Swedish people have lived over the past couple of hundred years, but this is quite a nice place to spend the afternoon or day. The park-like setting is very large, a good place to walk, and the houses and buildings are very interesting. There is also a variety of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have to say that this place is constructed in the Swedish way that is somehow assumed you "already" know where are some stuff. This could be addressed for the foreigners that have a lack of sense of orientation. I live here in Sweden for years. I understand what the other posts say when this is mentioned. The history alive... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The perfect place to know swedish history, culture, food in practice. The best time to go there darling beautiful weather, you will enjoy the view of the whole Stockholm. Its also the only museum in Europe where you can take the escalators or cablecar to go up. It's good solution for the elderly, families with children, or lazy people. museum... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I was rather puzzled by contraversial reviews on Skansen, but, after all, decided to visit it anyway. It did not dissapoint me. In the second week of September the most of the buildings were still open and the volunteers were there to share their stories on the buildings' past. In the working bakehouse you can taste the ready made Sweden... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Actually the place is nice... The old houses and reproductions from the old Sweden time are interesting. You can see a handmade glass atelier, antique furniture factory and other thing like that. The animals always are interesting, but I felt Skansen like a place to go with children… They will love, run, scream etc. (there were many doing this when... More

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sietie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The funicular costs extra and is not really necessary since the short distance it covers, is easily done on foot. The map was vague and not easy to follow. The bakehouse was padlocked. There may be better playground, but the one we found was small with very little equipment. The climbing net was interesting, but had gravel underneath. There was... More

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