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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
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Ranked #8 of 143 Attractions in Stockholm
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Parks, Zoos, Museums
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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, 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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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

While not ideal, we visited during the fall but still enjoyed it. Best part was going into a farmhouse and having the guide who was weaving cloth the old way explain to us how life was like 300 hundred years ago. Really dark in the farmhouse, lit only by the fireplace. The zoo part was good too and watching the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you're only in Sweden for a couple of days and can't travel you can just visit Skansen for a rapid lesson of Swedish culture, history, geography and wild life.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The location is very conveniant, unlike many skanzens, this one is basically in the "city center". Easily reachable, and gives a good opportunity to look at how people lived their lifes before the modern Scandinavia came to life. I strongly recommend, just make sure that you pick the day well, and the weather is playing along too :-)

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Aveiro, Portugal
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Specially in Winter as days are shorter, spend the whole day. It's a piece of wild Nature near the city centre. Bring some nuts to feed birds as you walk in the park. Peacocks and squirrels will also eat from your hands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The open air museum has something for everyone from the zoo to the historical re-enactors. I greatly enjoyed the glassblowing demonstration, the book binder, the bakery, and the printing press. It was a great open air place to explore!

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Bharatpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A great stop in Stockholm, wil take the whole day as there is a lot to see. In the summer is the time to visit to see all the different buildings and the Scandinavian wildlife and also some great views of Stockholm from here. End of Nov and Dec they also have a Christmas Market here which is worth a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

nice place to visit. see on going life at the past. you can eat sweets from the past, see how glass is made, pottery making etc. the open place make it a perfect place to visit at Summer.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I wish I'd had longer to walk around this beautiful open air museum. The houses were really interesting as examples of early Swedish dwellers and the zoo area was really lovely to see native Swedish animals.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was november, sunday, 3pm, and although the museum was still open, and we did have to pay the usual entrance fee, there were no activities anymore at that time (and nobody had warned us). All things were already closed, and the only thing we could do was going to a caffe, have a coffee and leave only 30 minutes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went later in the afternoon in November, so it was very quiet, cold, and all of the food and shop stands were closed due to it be down season. The village shops were open until 1500 and we saw the glass-blowing workshop, then headed to the Scandinavian animal exhibits which was very cool! I enjoyed seeing the animals the... More

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