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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
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Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can...

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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One of the best place to visit in Stockholm

I went there 3 times, and every time is amazing. You can really understand the Swedish culture going there. A magic atmosphere. I always suggest it to all the tourists of... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This place would be cool when everything is open and they actually have animals in the zoo portion of the park. It reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the park with all the attractions, especially the old houses and farms. The part with the animals was good, although in my oppinion the moose made a very sad impression ... They just don't have enough space to move around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I went there 3 times, and every time is amazing. You can really understand the Swedish culture going there. A magic atmosphere. I always suggest it to all the tourists of Stockholm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the opportunity to sample cheese that tasted like a cross between blue cheese and brown sugar that took 10 days to make. The staff spoke English and provided interesting information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great combination of history (wooden farm houses) and animals, housed in large and accessible areas where kids can get real close. Not crowded and very friendly. Great views of Stockholm a bonus - altogether a great day out. PS - we didn't pay to see the lemurs - you can see them just as well being fed from the outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This 300,000 sq/ft. Park is so big that you have to budget time to walk around! We could only make it not even half way around, but it has beautiful views of the city and it is very family friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was Sunday and we thought to go there and spent few hours. Actually we left in the evening!!We spent all day!! It was really beautiful, smelly, and very interesting our visit there.. We feld like kids.. We play, we dance, we get real close to the animals. I think that thisis the oldest open-air museum in the world and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting place with a variety of different architectures of different ages including churches, schools, farmer house and villa. We learned a lot on the culture and life of Swedish people in the past. Staff dressed in traditional costumes in some of these architectures, and you can take pictures with them and ask them questions concerning the house and life of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is beautiful, and the concept is great. However, when we were there, a lot of the cabins were closed. We really enjoyed the ones that had some kind of an activity, or a live presenter (like the school, the cheese maker), and would have loved to see more of those. The museum is vast, and we liked the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a huge place, the tour takes at least half a day... There are lots of things to do with the kids... Teenagers might get bored, the view of the city is amazing... You can have picnic or crab freshly cooked hamburger/hot dogs... İf you have lots of time and nothing to do, this is a place to hang... More 

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Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of nature and an abundance of museums, while being located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take endless walks through a beautiful park landscape without having to leave the city, but also offers an incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.