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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
+46 8 442 80 00
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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 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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“nordic animals” (163 reviews)
“glass blowing” (95 reviews)
“small zoo” (92 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
+46 8 442 80 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here in the middle of winter so there were a lot of exhibits closed for the season. It cost 125 sek for adult entry and we spent a good 2 hours wondering around because the area is beautiful. There's also a small aquarium...More

Thank Justine S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let me start by being clear: I know I visited out of the main tourist season and I did not expect to see it in full working order. However, I was very disappointed to only be able to go into two of the many buildings...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 6 days ago

easy to reach with tram 7 or ferry u enter skansen park; over 150 old buildings and activities from children horse riding, cirucs or dancing in summer / ice skating in winter are wonderful; enjoy a great good old time visit moose, rendeer, wolf, bison...More

Thank Roland S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Skansen is good for anyone any time of the year. In summer it’s mainly a park, a zoo, an open-air museum and generally a quiet piece of nature right within the city. In winter, and especially in – 10 C, as we experienced it, it...More

Thank MuscoviteVT
Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel this was the best place to see in Stockholm. It gives a detailed picture of lifestyle of Old Sweden. Museum is created in such a way you get a feeling you are actually in a medieval period or like in the move 'Village'.

Thank Ankit T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here with family. Very informative and interactive but is quite a large area to cover in a day.

Thank ksau
Reviewed 1 week ago

I.ve been here before in the summer, about 7 years ago and i still find it interesting. During winter not all the houses are open and not all the animals are outdoors, but it.s less crowded. They now have an introductory presentation (in english) and...More

Thank Ilenuca M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first it seemed like a mistake to come in winter, and it might be a very different experience in high season. The staff were bored and offhand, most of the place was shut and the animals were mostly hibernating. But the whole place is...More

1  Thank CptVonTripp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I visited Skansen in the winter (when not all of the houses where open) it was still worth the visit.

Thank mihaiescu2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skansen aquria fits all ages. You can touch a hairy spider or a snake sometimes. Skansen has ponyriding for kids and Lillskansen inside and outside. There is several playparks amd good food everywhere. A lot of scandinavian animals to see.

Thank monika m
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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February 9, 2018|
Response from MuscoviteVT | Reviewed this property |
Credit card OK, as most everywhere in Sweden. Can't remember any queues - maybe 2 - 4 pax. But wait what other people say, maybe it depended on the weather, it was really cold! Better use Google maps, it depends on where... More
Kier G
December 21, 2017|
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Response from dgjohansson | Reviewed this property |
As Vivvancs says, you'll have to pay to get inside Skansen open-air museum but once inside, the Christmas market costs nothing extra besides the Skansen ticket.
December 18, 2017|
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Response from Geoff H | Reviewed this property |
You can also get a ferry from Gamla Stan to the Skansen terminal - approx. 5 minutes walk from the park.