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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” (146 reviews)
“glass blowing” (91 reviews)
“small zoo” (89 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 yesterday via mobile

Not much animals. But kids will love it as there are some cute animals. Its quite a large place to walk around. With some small houses there. Suitable for family.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed yesterday

Quite simply one of, if not the best museum we've ever been to. The museum (which is entirely open air) falls into three broad categories - a Nordic animal zoo which includes brown bears, wolves, elk and other native animals; a living historical town with...More

Thank foodtourist28
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very nice park. Worth going but make sure that the weather will be nice. I believe the best time around the year is spring to autumn. Definitely not winter as most of the animals will be hidden due to the weather conditions and you...More

Thank Yioula L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Skansen is a live, open-air museum that makes for a very nice zoo visit in which animals are well kept and in open air environments, while at the same time, offering a feeling for what Old Stockholm life was like, how houses and living styles...More

Thank AnaMaria R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this park in November which means that they closed at 3 (too bad) but I had the park almost to myself. It was so quiet which was very nice. The park is beautyfull and gives a nice idea of the Sweden of the...More

Thank IvdEnt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Skansen is afamous big park with lots of animals. Good to visit with kids or as a couple. Located on Djurgården close to Stockholm city. Very Nice park and many Nice old houses.

Thank partottv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There’s nothing much to see as most of the food stall & attractions are closed. Quite a few houses are locked and we couldn’t go in. Many animals are not in their shelter as well so we couldn’t see some of them. The place looks...More

Thank Evelyn1228
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a surprisingly fun visit. We saw and learned about a lot of different time periods all in one stop. This is a big venue with many things to see do and take in all day long. Sturbridge Village meets Plymouth Plantation with a...More

Thank jrkealy17
Reviewed 6 days ago

This a fabulous place to visit. Excellent for families. It has lots of attractions including early building and farmsteads. Animals are exhibited is a open, friendly safe manner.

Thank 142loism
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent whole day at Skansen open air museum. It was a good experience. Interactive. Offering insights on Swedish way of life during the old time. Nature walk. Petting zoo, play area that children will enjoy.

Thank Anna N
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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16 July 2017|
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Response from TheDamaja | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Don't know if visitors can wear the traditional clothes. Try sending Skansen a e-mail, I'm sure they can answer that better than me! You can take the boat from outside Gröna Lund, just opposite of Skansen over the... More
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Response from Joesco13 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I entered with Stockholm Pass which I would recommend. You can buy it online before you go or there and if you use it quite a lot it worked out at half price entrances for me. Abba Museum not part of it but worth... More
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