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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
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+46 8 442 80 00
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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wonderful place to visit. history, buildings, children zoo and main zoo with Swedish animals are fantastic. you cant come to Stockholm and miss this out

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liverpool, merseyside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

wonderful place to visit. history, buildings, children zoo and main zoo with Swedish animals are fantastic. you cant come to Stockholm and miss this out

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So, I did enjoy walking around, seeing the mini zoo, and great to see larger habitats for some of the animals! However, the vast majority of the park was shut (some was a building site) and that limits the value you can get in February for your entrance fee. That said, in the peak summer months I can imagine this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are animal Lover it is a worthy place to experience the Scandinavian animals,l am very happy to visit this park.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The park is quite big, I was disappointed as they are renovating/expanding it as it was in construction part of it, and also did not see many animals, but this is also due to the fact that we visited in February, go when the weather gets better for a better experience. We enjoyed the animals we did see, they are... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great combination of skansen and ZOO with Scandinavian animals, possible to walk there for hours and to enjoy views of this part of Stockholm. Enough toilets on the location too.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large site full of old building many of them staffed with people in costume delivering living history experiences. Lots to see including animals indigenous to Sweden. Plenty to see, good views and lots of food outlets.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in February to find that not all the exhibits were open. The traditional houses and shops/exhibits appear to be open in the warmer months but not winter - shame but understandable. We saw reindeer, seals, elk, owls but the brown bears were hibernating! Some buildings were open - the school, smithy - but not many. Lots for children... More 

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Skansen was great to see, the park itself is about 120kr to get into and then a further 120kr to see the aquarium/indoor zoo. I would recommend doing both as there is lots to see in the indoor zoo. Great if you have young children as the animals are up close and the staff are friendly as well.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't bother to visit winter weekdays if you're looking to learn about the old Swedish way of life. Too much is shut down and you're not warned sufficiently at the entrance when you pay. I loved the native animals and reckon they were more active as there were fewer noisy and excitable children which was a bonus for me. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely worth a visit. I recommend it for everybody, not only families with children. You can spend the entire day there. Even though I went on a cold winter day, the experience was amazing. I imagine that during the summer months it’s much prettier. What I liked the most was to see what the houses looked back, how the people... 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.
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