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“Even fun for us Old Folks!”

Skansen Open-Air Museum
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Ranked #8 of 315 things to do in Stockholm
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I (no children) spent at least half a day here. I suppose the locals think it's cheesy, but we truly enjoyed our time. We caught the last celebrations of Mid-Summer Festivities (dancing around the Maypole,and Folk Singers), then just wandered around and even enjoyed some delicious ice cream. Some of the buildings were closed, but there was still plenty to do. There's lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring a picnic if you want, like so many others did.
Admission is included with the Stockholm Card.

Thank Carie O
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

this was a great Open air museum spread over a large area (75 Acres) so much to see and do, the staff were very knowledgeable and more than willing to tell you about what you see. my only concern was that some of the things had no people at them

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

this is a totally unique place ; I wouldn't call it a museum just a lovely park full of little dwellings and animals showing how Sweden would have been . It seems expensive but you really need to give yourself half a day ; eat , walk , sun bath , sit in herb garden , see piglets , people in traditional clothes . This was one of the highlights of our trip . We even saw a couple getting married here ! do wear sensible shoes , sun scream etc.

Thank claire m
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Architecture of the buildings are dating back to the 14th century. A little to much staging but overall you don't have to drive all over Sweden to get the feel of the culture

Thank porscheblue
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The title says it all, we found Skansen to be rather boring. I don't need constant entertainment, but Skansen is worthy of nothing but shrugs. It's a nice idea, but boringly executed. Perhaps the best aspect of the place is its view, a terrific look from the top of the hill at Stockholm and its main harbor. It's easily accessible on the trolley just down from the terrific Vasamuseet so you can make a day of it if you want, but we found ourselves wishing we hadn't. The buildings are somewhat interesting, and perhaps we made a mistake in arriving when most of the exhibitors playing roles in the buildings were on lunch. Unfortunately, the small zoo section was what was most entertaining. Wanted to like Skansen, just kind of didn't.

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