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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Opens at 10:00 but the small houses open at 11:00. The aquarium opens at 10 so the kids can have some time there before you head up ulti where the small proto type house are located. It's a massive place. Apparently, according to a lovely lafhbthsg worked there you can spend the who day there! We didn't! We got there with our hop on/ hop off bus. Paid €0. Because it was part of our Stockholm pass SEK1850 for two. It included lots of museums, hop on/ hop off boat & bus which was valid for 48 hours. Definatly worth it even if you just did the boat and the bus & did no attractions, it is still worth it, although who wouldn't want to visit some attractions! I must mention here though that the "ABBA museum" is not included in this pass "because its privately owned" as we found out trying to entre it! Enjoy Stockholm.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

We visited Skansen with our 16 months old
And stayed from morning to late afternoon. Many animals and playgrounds to check out!

Bring some water with you ( bottle) and you can refill it in the park. As you might expect price for drinks and food very expensive ( about 12-15€ for a meal and 2-3€ for drinks

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

My first time to an open air museum and did not know what to expect. For me it is like a theme park but instead of rides, you get to see old buildings (most moved from other parts of the country) showcasing how people used to live.

There is a working bakery where people are still making bread and you can buy one to try. There are farm buildings to show how people used to live. In one section there are native animals in a zoo-like setting. All in all, this was an eye opener.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank David W
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

To get there from the cruise port of Nyashamn, you can get a shuttle bus (it picks you up right outside of the Visitor Center at the pier where you can buy tickets for both the shuttle and train). You can also walk to the train station, but we thought the shuttle was worth it (less than $4.50 per person). We took the train to Stockholm City (the central station), then tram 7 to Skansen (this is also the tram for the Vasa Museum and the ABBA Museum). The description sounded good to us: Skansen is an open-air museum representing five centuries of Swedish history with over 150 dwellings, people in period dress, and a zoo. Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed with our experience and decided that it was not a good use of our limited port time (we had seen the Vasa Musuem on a previous cruise and were not interested in the ABBA museum). Maybe it would be worthwhile if you have younger children, but many of the workshops/buildings in “Old Town” were closed and we found only two employees giving spontaneous information about their crafts/history of the buildings; the others remained silent. The zoo was very small and several of the animals were hard or impossible to even spot. Lots of walking is involved, up and down hills. We ate lunch in their sit down restaurant (cafeteria); the food was okay, but a little pricey.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

We visited here in a family group with kids aged 7 to 15. Everyone found something to enjoy here and we spent many more hours than expected at the attraction too.

We wandered around the old style shops, took turns on the stilts, are the ‘street food’ and watched the animals.

The best part was the glass blowing experience (which was ore-booked). Each of our six-strong group was able to make their own glass bauble, with the help of the very talented Michael. A fantastic experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
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