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Skansen Open-Air Museum

#8 of 310 things to do in Stockholm Features Animals
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
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Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
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+46 8 442 80 00
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Reviewed today via mobile

Open air museum and Nordic animal zoo great place for children and very educational. As it's open air you need to go on a nice day. There is lots of walking to do, but plenty of places to sit and rest should you need to.

Thank RHHM
Reviewed today via mobile

It's been a pleasure visiting Skansen. My children loved both the animals and the houses showing past life in Sweden - they weaved and helped in the farm. It was a great visit!

Thank Maya N
Reviewed yesterday

It's a very big place. Lots to see, including a beautiful rose garden and 19th century buildings that have been restored. We took the tram out, and it stops right in front. We saw wolves, an eagle hawk, pigs, chickens and great views of Stockholm....More

Thank KonaMark
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great sunny day activity. Although, there were a lot of closed parts which are being renovated. Huge cages for nordic animals, so some can not be seen. There is a restaurant, coffee shop and a gift shop. So much to see, lot of walkways, benches...More

Thank Iva S
Reviewed yesterday

If you've never been to Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, or any other pioneer era village, then come see the Swedish equivalent here! The museum is well laid out and it is interesting to see how rope and cloth were once made from raw...More

Thank mariehJ7755MG
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you are not a museum person this is still a must see place if you are into learning about different cultures, you are interested to travel back in time. This museum is a journey as if you fly and land in different places...More

Thank Cicek C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good place but no a must Go if you have limited time in stockholm. Zoo is nice. Place is crowded and full of super excited kids. The train in centre is too costly and not worth the time.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an outdoor museum exhibiting the Swedish way of life. The museum is very large and you could easily spend many hours there. I was determined to have Swedish meatballs before I left Stockholm and there is a very nice cafeteria there. There are...More

Thank megan m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this lovely open air museum on a beautiful day in August. I would suggest planning an entire day to enjoy all that this living history museum has to offer. There are different options for eating and lots of fabulous activities for children. There...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Skansen is a museum situated close to t-centralen reachable by walk or by the tram line S7. The museum had a part of zoo with menu kinds of animals like wolf, lynx and bear, a part of African zoo, when you can see many...More

Thank Marco S
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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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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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