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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
+46 8 442 80 00
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Reviewed today

This museum was definitely a different day out! You get to learn about Stockholms history as well as seeing Bears and other native animals. There is also a great view of the river from the top of the hill.

Thank linsey93
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is amazing and wild definitely be no.1 on my list of tourist attractions in Stockholm. The museum centres around Swedish culture and traditional ways of living and crafts. There is also an open air museum with lots of typical Swedish animals such as...More

Thank Niamh M
Reviewed yesterday

a very nice place that shows the way the swedish live. Recomended to visit with kids. If you are short of time skip this.

Thank JdSpy
Reviewed 3 days ago

'Ello chaps! Skansen is Sweden's first open-air museum and zoo, located on the island of Djurgarden. There are great trails to walk and places to explore here. Pigs, cows, ducks, reindeer, moose, bears, otters, my oh my and so much more. This is a great...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the afternoon here. We saw history of Stockholm and people dressed up as once where. Many animals it was simply lovely

Thank Melissa Lynn M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed wandering around this rather large outdoor site. The exhibits were well done, with houses, schools, farms etc from different eras in Sweden's history. Also a great view from the top of the hill!

Thank baron54
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a great location in Stockholm with some animals to see, close to the Vasa museum, Nordiska museum and ABBA the museum. there some activities for kids, like Pony rides.

Thank Prashantha W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For those who are interested in history and old buildings, Skansen's collection of old wooden buildings from all over Sweden is worth spending a whole day exploring. It also includes a small zoo with Nordic wildlife, such as Elk, Moose, Reindeer, seals, bears and otters....More

Thank Jooli C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place could be good, but is not possible to continues accepting to see animals in a zoo or aquariums. Please, stop this terrible situation!

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We f been to Skansen and it's worth it to go there especially for kids even for adults you can spend a hole day there and eat as well as there are restaurants and coffee shops I recommend this visit to Skansen open air Museum.

Thank Adrian F
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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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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