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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
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Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
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+46 8 442 80 00
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The open-air museum Skansen on Djurgarden, apparently the first of its kind and later inspiring many such institutions all over the world, is a place, where one can easily spend a full day, especially on a warm summer day. Food is available at several places....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed yesterday

We spent a few hours wandering around , it was interesting to see how people used to live . Animals were good to see but unfortunately not a lot of the buildings were open , I suppose November was the end of season and they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BillyB18
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Both summer and winter time the kids will lighten up when meeting up with the animals. Even during really busy times there are always more quite areas of the park. Multiple places to get food but recommend Soliden as being a bit more calm and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stockholm-outbound
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've visited the Skansen Open-Air museum in summer and it was very nice. After checking in you get a map which shows the big areal of it. There are many exihibitions and animals. Plus you get on top of the hill a wonderful view. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank winfmaster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do not go there expecting a spectacular zoo. It is nice but there are quite a few zoos in europe that are more impressive. This place is however a very special combination where the whole place is also a museum of swedish culture. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tommy-we
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get on your walking shoes and spend some time in Skansen learning about life in a different time, enjoy seeing the animals, visit the shops and eateries. You will easily spend a few hours walking around the open air museum. There is a lot to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dforberg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was really interesting to visit. They had a nice Christmas market along with the museum and animal attractions. Many animals weren't on display due to winter weather but still lots to see. Loved talking to all the artisan about their crafts. Great talk with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lesmec
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

See how the life was in Sweden before the industrial revolution. Some beautiful houses are located in this open-air museum. In some of the buildings they still explain you some of the crafts. Besides the historical and cultural aspect of this place, it also has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AH79_NL
Reviewed 3 days ago

Browse through the landscape of Sweden now and then, see how the country was shaped and the different crafts that made it was she is today. Also get a glimt of flora and fauna including the animals ruling the vast forrests and waters. Taste the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ClaesW890
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful open air museum with glass workshop, small zoo, old town buildings, and a jolly upbeat Christmas market! Definitely a place to go, and really quite a special place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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keithwZ4904CN
July 10, 2018|
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Response from elizabethn876 | 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.
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GenaLuba
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!
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upwarduk
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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