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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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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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This museum is a great days visit as it gives a great historical background to Sweden's historical past. My 6 year old niece and 5 year old niece love it here. They love to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is a great days visit as it gives a great historical background to Sweden's historical past. My 6 year old niece and 5 year old niece love it here. They love to look at the animals and I must admit, so do I :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We spent a full day with our 2 years old daughter visiting this beautiful park and I think we may have exploited one half of its full potential... At best. There's everything a kid could desire: a petting farm, wild and exotic animals, lots of interactive demonstrations of ancient works and activities, shows, carousels, themed playgrounds... And every detail is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We spent the good part of a day here. So charming and plenty to see. Be prepared to do lots of walking and wear good shoes! Enjoyed seeing the native Scanidinavian animals, especially the reindeer (!) and the old town. The ranger led talks were a real highlight. Not a bad place to have a meal, either, with reasonable prices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One thing I learnt in Scandinavian countries is about preservation of heritage. Back home our old village houses are gone. We have moved away from our heritage. Skansen museum preserves the history of Sweden. Houses which are centuries old and the habitat is well maintained. Do not miss the Scandinavian animals too. Overall a excellent place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Never been to an open-air museum and highly recommend this if you have a whole day as it's quite big and lots to see with a mini zoo to see the local wildlife. Kids will definitely love this place and has great views over the city too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great outdoor museum for getting to know the social history of Sweden. Great for families also as there appeared to be much to do when I was there. Take the ferry and ride back on the #7 tram.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to travel back in time, surrounded by beautiful nature, great food and awesome people, then this place is for you. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A charming step back in time to explore Sweden's past. A must do if time permits. Best experienced by ferry from The Old Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Skansen is a very must experience. You will get a good idea about what the rest of Sweden did and looked like some hundred years ago. It is quite expensive, if you don't bring a picnic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is a place to relax and enjoy with your family. captures the livelihood of people in sweden , the flora and fauna growing there. Kids will love the place for sure. Be ready to enter and walk into a small Swedish town of 80's. It was included in Stockholm Card

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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm

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