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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” (144 reviews)
“glass blowing” (90 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

Even though it`s off season there is still plenty to see, just be sure to check the daily schedule in advance. It`s a great way to learn about the way of life in Sweden of another time. If you `re not in to history, there...More

Thank Lidija_DD
Reviewed 2 days ago

While staying in Stockholm, we were looking for Nordic and Viking history outside of a full day tour or a dark museum as it was a beautiful crisp day, this was it! A wonderful Nordic animal park in a beautiful open setting. We saw the...More

Thank JillCMarkle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite being overcast and the occasional drizzle during our visit last week,we enjoyed Skansen more than expected. Had a nice brunch there and went to check out the animals, which was what we were most interested in. We probably got lucky here, but most of...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great change of pace from visiting the sights in Stockholm. You could spend hours here as there is so much to see. I especially liked the zoo which had interesting animals like brown bears, wolves, wolverines, sea otters, etc. As we visited...More

Thank spf701
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting place, combination of a park and museum, there is a lot to see, the only thing to be considered is weather

Thank Юрий К
Reviewed 3 days ago

The experience of visiting the Skansen museum is much more than interesting and the possibility of interacting with Nordic animals leaves you speechless

Thank Alejandro C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking forward to visit Skansen and to enjoy some good food there, but because we were quite late, at 17.00, (although we payed the full entrance fee), we could only see the closed stalls, but nevertheless we could see the nordic animals and...More

Thank Vesna R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really great outdoor activity. But I’m off season, check schedule. We were lucky to visit working factories by chance. They were only open for two hours in the morning, so if we’d done pm visit we’d have been disappointed

Thank DublinTraveller2008
Reviewed 4 days ago

See the wildlife and gain insight into the lifestyle history of Sweden at Skanden. $15 gains you a minimum of 2 hours of worthy exploration. I always appreciate a place that gives animals a healthy amount of space to live. The buildings that were moved...More

Thank twitterpook
Reviewed 4 days ago

I felt like everything was closed except the ticket booth where you buy tickets to get in. Long walks to see very little. As well as paying to get in, you pay 50 sek for pony rides, 30 for the carrousel, etc.

Thank EMandDAN
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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