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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 via mobile

Nice place to visit with kids or just adults. You learn about Swedish life in recent history and get to visit a small zoo at the same time. Great places to sit and have a picnic or eat at one of the many nice little...More

Thank Ischa V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a spur of the moment decision to visit because of the good weather. It is a place you can spend many hours with a variety of things to see. There is the zoo, the live demonstrations, the easy and pleasant walks as you...More

Thank smithnz
Reviewed yesterday

To really understand the nature of Sweden and how people live in the rural areas this is a wonderful open air museum. It is much larger than you think and includes a number of really good exhibits as well as a little village for shopping...More

Thank Xeverity
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's not cheap but i think it is worth the money. Visit lasted around 3hours, the typical swedish houses were surprisingly filled with extras properly dressed and actually making cheese, butter, glass, bread, clay and so on. Only the closing times were terrible.It's inexplicable that...More

Thank Susana C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Skansen was my personal highlight of our stay in Stockholm. The kids loved it even more and it easily beats the loud attractions nearby. Plan enough time and plunge into a different world in a different time, talk to people and be amazed by the...More

Thank Birststrasse
Reviewed 2 days ago

First time Sweden visitors in Skansen for Midsommar! A wonderful/interesting experience from the open air museum exhibitions - to the gardens - to the spacious animal enclosures - a must if traveling with children! Fun to experience Midsommar with the "natives"!

Thank Virginia P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the animals and atmosphere but when we got to the top we were hungry ....its a trap instead of walking all the way back as it's a couple of hours we decided to eat something 70 euro for 4 burgers and chips and...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was very hot when we visited so it slowed us down a bit but there is so much to see. The mix of historic buildings and animal areas makes it appropriate for all interests. Probably great with small kids.

Thank Mul4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When visiting Stockholm it is a must to spend an afternoon at Skansen area. A lovely place for the hole family. Many Nordic animals to see live and going back in time to get a view of how families lived and worked many years ago....More

Thank Bjarne M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to this highly regarded open air museum was well worth it. The buildings from various time periods in Sweden's history were well preserved and well presented. The individual exhibits were very well done. We enjoyed our three hours wondering around the houses, exhibits...More

Thank AussieTraveller5863
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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