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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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“small zoo” (88 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 5 days ago via mobile

Great park for looking some typical animal and all the scandinavian life. A complete visit of this park is about 2-3hours. In the middle of the park you can seat with your childs and eat something. Prices are very cheaper.

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So many interesting buildings to visit. The staff is very knowledgeable about the facts and history. Give yourself time to see everything.

Thank needavaca1
Reviewed 6 days ago

It seems to be in another town, in another time. It is absolutely incredible: a piece of Swedish life, with animals and buildings and curiosities about the life in the past centuries.

Thank Nena270577
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and perfect for a sneak peak in to Swedens nature and old buildings. Perfect for family's or couples.

Thank Sofie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the play areas and animals for the children to the historic homesteads for the adults the Skansen is a winner. Although personally not a fan of animals being kept in confined captivity (except for preservation purposes) the animals are afforded a modest degree of...More

Thank Mikey1664
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skansen is one of the highlights of any Stockholm trip! The Nordic Animals exhibit is fantastic, as are shops. Must visit if you are on Djurgarden--you need about a half-day to see everything.

Thank Missy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited a fair bit of time to see the black bear who came out to snack on a moose ribcage, but what made the day was talking to a silversmith, watching a glassblower create a bowl, eating a old-fashioned freshly baked cinnamum roll and...More

Thank Ric S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this living museum, depicting farms, homes, and shops throughout Swedish history. We also visited the zoo there...saw my first Reindeer and Moose! Enjoyed the cultural events...folk dancing/singing. Waterfalls, ponds, it was lovely! Felt like I understood the cultural history of Sweden after this...More

Thank Candace R
Reviewed 1 week ago

really good open air museum of Swedish life in 1800's. Loads of buildings, some manned with people in period costumes. Bakers, farms, general stores etc. Small animal area with Swedish animals, wolves, bears. elk. We were there for 3 hours, so great value

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixing old Nordic traditions (e.g house, way of living, arts) and animals from that region, the Skansen park is almost located downtown Stockholm and reachable by antic cable cars or more modern public transportation. The park is very well maintained and you can really feel...More

Thank Supercolargol
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 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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