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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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Brilliant museum for young and old

An interesting place to wonder round for a few hours. Has something for everyone: history, animals, shops, nature. I was quite impressed by the selection and price of food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to wonder round for a few hours. Has something for everyone: history, animals, shops, nature. I was quite impressed by the selection and price of food available as in places like this in the UK it is usually bad food for high prices. There were a lot of picnic areas around as well. Only thing that didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice open air museum. Lots of shops were closed when we were there but the shops that were open were very interesting. Lots of walking and very good exercise while learning about the culture. Very enjoyable time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is something for everyone in this beautiful park. Whether you want to inhale history, experience local wildlife, or simply have a wonderful walk just absorbing Scandinavias best in a compact package this place is it. Definitely worth the visit and be sure to check their website before you go as they often have very nice events scheduled.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Its worth spending a day in the location There is a zoo and children park for the little ones. There is some natural area around and a good view of the water during the evening hours. There are animal feeding times which is quite fun to watch (information on the website). Also there are glass works, baking etc as well... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is a huge open air museum and this means that it would be better to visit it with nice weather, but if you visit it in winter wear warm clothes. I found it very interesting to see all these old houses of the country and I enjoyed seeing and learning about the animals. It is a great place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Although a number of building were not open there was still enough to see and a lack of crowds compensated for the closures. The Aquarium which also contains lemurs and monkeys has a separate fee (but is included in the Stockholm Card) and would be great for children as would the whole museum. We had lunch at the minute Cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I grew up near a living museum and this was just like it except a bazillion times bigger. The staff were very knowledgeable and patient. I went with some native Swedes who told me that whenever you go to Skansen, some buildings are open and others are closed, and that was the case during our visit. However, there was still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Travelling with friends, we visited this place which is fine if you've seen all the other attractions in Stockholm. However, I think this is wonderful for children and families and perhaps not so appealing for others.

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Temse, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good things: construction types, really build as it used to be in the past. The bad ones: the entry fee (120 SEK) doesn't include the visit of the reptiles and fish section. And this supplement (another 120 SEK) was for us unacceptable. More bad things: there are so many houses and chalets build for the visits, but 90% of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a great place to spend the day. The kids were delighted to see the scandinavian animals and the parents were delighted to learn more about swedish traditional life. We all had a very good time !

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