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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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See the history and wonderful wildlife

It is a wonderful walk through historical buildings and old professions, while get a chance to know the wildlife as well. Perfect time to spend with family, kids or friends and... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

It is a wonderful walk through historical buildings and old professions, while get a chance to know the wildlife as well. Perfect time to spend with family, kids or friends and you have a wonderful view of the city as well.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was such a bummer that I got there around 4:45pm because the museum closes at 6pm but all the houses with people close at 5pm. I didn't get to see people in their costumes.. but it's a large place with beautiful architectures. must go. must! and spend a day! maybe from early in the morning to little after lunch!... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

Every time, coming to Stockholm, we spend a whole day in Skansen. Nice place to come with children, but interesting and amusing for gown-ups as well.

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Boulder, CO
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Reviewed June 14, 2015

The zoo how very good exhibits of native animals, but the historic park was understaffed when we visited and thus not very informative. Be warned that this museum is hilly.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed June 14, 2015

You can make a full day out if you combine a visit to Skansen with your visit to Djurgarden and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. All of them are within easy walking distance of each other. Skansen by itself can take a good 3 -4 hours if you are really interested to learn about Swedish art, crafts, architecture and way of living... More 

1 Thank rajeev168
Horsens, Denmark
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Reviewed June 14, 2015

On a beautiful sunny day, this museum is just a joy to stroll around in. The exhibits are so well set up, and there is always an informative staff (in costume!) to take you through what you are seeing. Everyone in the family will find something worthwhile to spend time on, together or among your age group. There are enough... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2015

Skansen is an amazing place to spend a whole day either on your own, with a loved one, or with a large group. The reconstructed buildings of the 19th century Swedish town are fascinating in themselves, but are really brought to life by knowledgeable and fluent English-speaking guides dressed in traditional costume. The gardens and zoo are equally interesting, and... More 

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Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was happy to get there even if the price was expensive (170sek/person). If it's a good weather you will enjoy it. The animals (not a lot)was nice to see BUT if you want to see monkeys and the aquarium you will need TO PAY AN EXTRA 120sek/person. that's ridiculous, why to pay an entrance fees if you need to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed June 12, 2015

I stumbled on this place because I wanted to see a glassworks while in Stockholm. We ended up spending half a day walking through a beautiful outdoor zoo. Part of the park had historical examples of communities, farms, towns, etc. All of it was populated with people acting out their historical roles...farming, baking bread, making pottery. It has several nice... More 

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Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was looking forward to visit this open air museum before my trip here. When I went into it, I was very very disappointed. The weather was very hot, and there were nothing much to see(maybe because I grew up in a small village,so the wooden huts in the museum were not unique at all for me). Very few Scandinavian... 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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