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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
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+46 8 442 80 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can...

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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The Skansen open- air museum is an interesting location with several sections, each depicting an aspect of Sweden. This includes sections of buildings throughout different time... read more

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Skansen open- air museum is an interesting location with several sections, each depicting an aspect of Sweden. This includes sections of buildings throughout different time periods as well as animal exhibits. It includes restaurants and shops as well.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Skansen Open-Air Museum with a group that I traveled to Sweden with. Our tour guide led us through some of the open air museum and then we experienced the rest of the park on our own. The Skansan open air museum offers a very in depth insight into the history of Sweden and shows the people what... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed visiting Skansen on a school trip this week. We liked walking around to see the old buildings and especially the animals. The zoo area was definitely my favorite.. there are reindeer, fox, lynx, bison, horses, seals, and much more. However, I feel like visiting Skansen would be better in a different month. There was not much open and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited in Mid-summer and danced around the Maypole. Lots of fun for family and kids as lots of animals to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Skansen is a very interesting and attractive place to enjoy an afternoon. From animals to old living standards of people from the last century. You shouldn't miss this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun walking around this museum and seeing the local wildlife. We went in January and we had just missed the Christmas Market. The store was closed for inventory the day we went which was disappointing, there was also quite a bit of construction going on. I felt like there weren't as many attractions open in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many more merchants are featured at Skansen's Christmas Market than in the Gamla Stan Christmas Market. Less crowded before lunch. Many of the buildings are open, featuring talks on Swedish Christmas traditions. We spent 6 hours buying, learning, and exploring. Lots of food booths.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in January and I think many of the buildings are closed but the visit was still worth it! Amazing animals to see and lots of history in the Skansen. I highly recommend to any visitor!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very good place for tourists to visit, however in the winter period you will see that some parts are closed; still you pay full price and it is rather cold. On the other hand it may be easier to see more animals (Nordic Wild life) outside. The Aquarium (costs extra) is consisting of a number of vivariums,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Skansen is a nice place to visit in Sweden, is a mix between an open-air ethnographic museum and a zoo garden, there was also a Christmas market but unfortunately was open only during the weekend.

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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 an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.
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