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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” (159 reviews)
“glass blowing” (95 reviews)
“small zoo” (90 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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit. They have lots of buildings and things showing how people lived throughout the ages. There are also many Nordic animals to see. Unfortunately we went in winter time when the bears were asleep. Just out the front...More

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Skansen is perfect for a day out with your friends, loved one or family. Walking around in a village that feels like going back in time. Including people working and showing craftmenships. After this village there is a small zoo with typical Sweden animals. So...More

Thank Ruby D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much better than I could have expected. Entrance was pretty good at 125kr for an adult, but I was bit worried what would be open as it was winter. The website wasn't very helpful and so I was worried I was going to pay...More

Thank Maisie_Autumn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place, with lots to see and do. Would recommend visiting but allowing 2-3 hours to do so. Good insight into the history of Sweden and Swedish culture.

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of my favourite places. Even though I went in Winter when a lot of attractions were closed it was still magic. The animals were fantastic to see. Skansen also gives a fantastic view over Stockholm.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Paid a visit in winter and majority of the places were closed as it is not peak season. Wasn’t aware we hadn’t to pay extra to get into the reptile park (it is worth the extra cost though, only a small amount). We also got...More

Thank zoe277
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this place is. The ticket is 150 SEK per person is fairly priced for what it offers. Just walk around and observe the old Swedish houses and take it all in. Great fun for kids too!

Thank Fatima Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just really loved coming into the replica houses and finding people dressed up, doing what people did before, like they lived there. Loved the architecture museum, the types of houses and their evolution. The seal and the moose...HIIII! LOVED THEM!! The view over by...More

Thank vaniaflores
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I generally don’t like the idea of wild animals being locked up. And this zoo being in the middle of crowded Stockholm, has very little space for the animals to move in. The wolf is basically running around in circles out of boredom.. it’s sad...More

Thank Rebecka A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent place to see how people lived before and also in summer see different old skills being demonstrated. Here can you also see all the different wild animals we have in Sweden as well as other animals.

Thank Filur
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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Kier G
21 December 2017|
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Response from dgjohansson | Reviewed this property |
As Vivvancs says, you'll have to pay to get inside Skansen open-air museum but once inside, the Christmas market costs nothing extra besides the Skansen ticket.
18 December 2017|
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Response from Geoff H | Reviewed this property |
You can also get a ferry from Gamla Stan to the Skansen terminal - approx. 5 minutes walk from the park.
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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