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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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reserve the hole day, but you wont need another. This animalpark is large, and very easy to walk. you can also have a cup of coffee, but we did not find any place to eat food. but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

reserve the hole day, but you wont need another. This animalpark is large, and very easy to walk. you can also have a cup of coffee, but we did not find any place to eat food. but the children loved it (6,8,10years).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday and were joined by several local and visiting families. The museum is part animal park part history museum. Several historical buildings have been relocated here and convey stories of how the Swedes lived in earlier times. Something for all ages.

Thank Yale S
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skansen is an outdoor museum and is perfect to be visited on a bright sunny day. It's suitable for the whole family and it's easy to get around by foots. Flora and fauna from all over Sweden are gathered here. In addition to that one can see real Swedish houses, architecture and farm types from different centuries. It's situated in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An outdoor museum where you stroll through the history of Sweden. Unforgettable. The review along with the museum of ABBA.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Skansen is a must for the cultural visitor and children of all ages, it has the Zoo the Swedish old buildings with people willing to talk and explain all in English, live entertainment great walks, it's very hilly but there is a lift so worth looking for, beautiful views. My son and I enjoyed this trip for many reasons but... More 

Thank MichaelCTraveller
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't think we went in the main entrance but maybe that was fortunate. We entered at a gate where the funicular railway was. You can take this railway either direction, but I recommend taking it up. Much easier to walk down. There are some old buildings that have been relocated to this little "village" and reenactments of flatbread making... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Stockholm five times and have visited this place twice. They have Swedish animals and animals from other places.

Thank John M
Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One needs minimum 3 hours to enjoy this place. If you are travelling with kids, its a must visit on your trip to Stockholm.. One can take the tram, which drops right outside Skansen or take the ferry and walk down.. It can be also be planned during a day trip to Djurgarden..

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for a a couple of hours with my father as tourists and the place itself was a beautiful setting, the animals we're great to look at, the buildings and the history was fantastic too. However as much as I liked the place, its not something I would do again, unless it was more a family base with young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This open-air museum gives you the great opportunity to do many things at once. You get to watch animals in a great natural habitat - from seals and endangered species of birds to wolves (I didn't see any because they are located in such a spacious area that if they sleep or don't feel like becoming objects of attention, they... 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.