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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

If in Stockholm - make sure you visit this open air museum 😀we visited on midsummer eve, and really enjoyed the festivities

Thank NicandNina
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent several enjoyable hours explore Skansen. The homes are beautifully restored and have information on each in English. The church was a favorite. Enjoyed a nice lunch at Gubb. Great way to get a glimpse of Swedish history. 🇸🇪

Thank TominCA
Reviewed yesterday

While we have open air villages in the United States like Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, this is the oldest of all the open air museums. Original buildings from around Sweden and all the artisans use the original tools to do any repairs or make any...More

Thank pebblebeach
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Part Scandinavian zoo and part Swedish living history museum, this was one of my favourite activities while visiting Stockholm! Make sure you pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll want to see everything while you're there, and it makes for a beautiful day out if the...More

Thank oatsandcheesecake
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Swedes are justly proud of their folklore and traditions, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than at this vast open-air museum of Swedish rural life. It takes a good half-day to do it full justice, and the only disappointment is that not all of...More

Thank whingypom
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. Skansen is huge and incredibly beautiful. If you plan on going here, plan it for the whole day. There is so much to see and do, it's really amazing!

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely park with large grounds and a variety of attractions. Having said that it is only really value for money if you are going to spend the day there. If I had kids this would be top of the list of things...More

Thank SJ8317
Reviewed 3 days ago

Skansen traces its roots back to the late 19th century, when founder Artur Hazelius began purchasing and moving buildings to the island of Djurgården with the goal of creating an open air museum that to insure that his fellow Swedes would not forget about country's...More

Thank worldexplorer88_11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bring your own picknick incl a blanket, sit outside in the grass and enjoy. Or buy some food/drinks/ice cream/coffee in the stands. Or just walk around with your family and learn more about the animals. If you dare hold a snake or a spider at...More

Thank Dollan_2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Skansen offers a peek historical swedish houses and shops. They had some guides with old costumes telling you more about history, and life in Sweden in last century. Still I think more interesting part was their animal park with animals from Scandinavia. This is for...More

Thank pupafobic
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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Jack E
Are there mobility devices for rent if one has mobility issues?
22 May 2017|
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Jack E
I. am 82 years old and have some difficulty walking on uneven ground. Is there any form of transportation available at Skansen for people with walking difficulties?
22 May 2017|
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Response from tgottdank | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can use a little train at entrance.
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Fatima Z
Hi! How much of the site would be open in late April this year? I'd love to visit but the recent reviewers claim that most of it closed due to the weather :/
22 February 2017|
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Response from SunnyGirlie | Reviewed this property |
Most of it is open in April