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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
+46 8 442 80 00
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Skansen is a lovely open air history park/zoo/aquarium. You do a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a necessity! As you walk, you can see the way people lived in Sweden through the centuries. There are demonstrations along the way. Plenty of areas for...More

Thank Scubachick59
Reviewed yesterday

This was very cool for a museum - it was outside, it was inside, they had characters that you could interact with.....we loved it. Definitely talk to the people wandering around in costume - they all have a different story and it is interesting to...More

Thank Debby M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here near the ending of tourist season and was recommended to me by friends. Was surprised by its huge size and we surely spent about 6 hours in Skansen, and even then we didn't see everything! Very nice animal exhibits and I'm sure it's...More

Thank Catharina U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this park and used the Stockholm pass to get in for free. First things first the park is incredibly large, with hundreds of buildings scattered around a mazy 75 acre site. Very impressive. The landscape changes really authentically, ranging from a manor house...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved every aspect of this large open air museum. We started at the back with the cute funicular (nb extra to the admission and your Stockholm pass if you have one). The buildings have basically been transported from areas around Sweden and rebuilt here,...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I admit I didn’t have high expectations of this site as I’ve been to other open air museums and they’ve always been okay but nothing mind blowingly exciting. I was wrong. Skansen is far and away the best attraction in Stockholm. It’s got the usual...More

Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After an early start at the Vasa Museum, we walked on to Skansen, and were so glad that we did. We were lucky to see a glass-blowing demonstration, a furniture decoration presentation, and then to visit other exhibits which had personnel recreating people of the...More

Thank Rainelle T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely time at Skansen. It's just a great way to spend a few hours learning about Swedish history over the past few centuries.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A variety of things to occupy people here: animals, historical buildings, farm houses. Good for families and children.

Thank Lora18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know if I can recommend Skansen to others. I think that it was not a superb experience. There were animals that many of them I have seen again.

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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
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth N | Reviewed this property |
Everything was open when we were there last week. There were performers at all the areas,workshops, houses , outside areas. Maybe best to contact them direct if asking about end of August. Enjoy- we certainly did.
April 17, 2018|
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Response from lisamicklewright | Reviewed this property |
Hi The entrance ticket includes everything within the park. They give you a map. you pay for cafes etc. The Sknen gift shop at the entrance was excellent. Have a nice time!
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe is less quest on the week days the mornings especially. Be sure you'll have plenty of time as the park is large. On the rainy days you will not enjoy the animals as they are hiding. Have a lovely time!
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