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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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 yesterday

There was supposed to be midsummer celebration . However we didn't see any performance. This it really a place for children to picnic or visit a Low quality zoo. It was a total waste of time as nothing in my view is worth seeing. Even...More

Thank Chong A
Reviewed yesterday

This place was great to visit. Plan to spend several hours and do plenty of walking. Some areas require walking up rather steep hills. There were not many vendors selling on the day I visited. There are several entrances which could be confusing. I highly...More

Thank travmama
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice combination of nature (lots and lots of plants and animals) and history about Sweden. It became a very enjoyable morning, walking all around the museum and enjoying the views and the good weather. It is quite a big walk, but you can take...More

Thank staalest
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit with children. They have a lot of the Nordic animals and you can get up close and personal with some exotic animals.

Thank ThomasinaJAP
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed visiting Skansen and going to the old village and watching as they had skilled workers as if they were still back in the time era telling you history showing you how class was made furniture and other historical buildings. We also enjoyed the...More

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A unique outdoor museum that brings you back in Swedish history. Apart from animals that are found in different parts of Sweden you also have all the houses and crafts that were common in early 18th century. There are also a lot of activities for...More

Thank Eva F
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to see pieces of Swedish history. Many historic buildings from different places in Sweden. The value for me was speaking with the people and asking them questions. For example in the small Sami exhibit I received quite a detailed story about the history...More

Thank DutchLassie70
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Should start by saying I've been underwhelmed before by these types of open air museums. Same feeling about this one. It is a lovely park and we had some good food there. (Great bakery cafe in the town quarter.) There are some animal exhibits and...More

Thank RiverCityBetty
Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful open air museum where you can walk and discover the whole day through and in the different houses, farms, etc. You will discover different crafts, how people lived before, plants and herbs, different architectural styles and some animals! Excellent with children, I guess!...More

Thank Ayissa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like local Swedish history this is for you. If you like animals this is for you. If you like a glimpse of the past and period pieces this is also for you. So many things going on in one place. It was really...More

Thank Jason S
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 Kenth_Nasstrom | Reviewed this property |
There have been a virtual clothes exhibition where you by means of a computer try on old clothes. Skansen also rents clothes. But you should contact skansen directly for an exact answer on this. I have not used the viking... More
Paula W
10 July 2017|
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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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22 May 2017|
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