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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number:
+46 8 442 80 00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Great experience for the whole family

Absolutely worth a visit. I recommend it for everybody, not only families with children. You can spend the entire day there. Even though I went on a cold winter day, the... read more

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Absolutely worth a visit. I recommend it for everybody, not only families with children. You can spend the entire day there. Even though I went on a cold winter day, the experience was amazing. I imagine that during the summer months it’s much prettier. What I liked the most was to see what the houses looked back, how the people... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I took my family to this open museum on the 24th of December because it was free. Of course the place was packed...but none of the animals were there, neither the people that are supposed to be there entertaining with old-costumes, etc. The only thing that was open was the shop! I am sure the place is amazing when it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Winter really isn't the most ideal time to visit this place but it probably also meant that there were 90% less people which is fine in my book. Most of the buildings aren't open and are just there as displays. However, there are a few that are open with furnishings and some even have costumed guides who give information about... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a Saturday in February only to find that almost all of the buildings were closed. Definitely not worth 630k for three of us. The couple of buildings which were open were mildly interesting but the whole place looked tired including fake snow sprayed onto trees to make a rural homestead look authentic. A lot of walking but nothing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was better than I expected and we spent 3 hours there (could have spent double). Even though it's the low season and most buildings were closed, the few that were open were fascinating. Great views, perfect for walking and the included zoo was a plus. Great look back on history and how people lived here in Sweden.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot was closed. We enjoyed seeing the animals etc but it really did feel like it perhaps would be better when fully open.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

interesting to see how people lived, the Nordic animals were a nice to see as well, the aquarium that is actually inside is not included in the entry price which was a shame. It requires lots of walking up and down hills but once at the top of the park the views out over the city are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought i could finish the museum within a day and then off to some other museum. but no! it's a zoo with a cultural park, basically. There are real craftsman inside the old workshops to let you see how the work is done back in the old times. Take some time and ask them questions! it's the people you're... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

To be honest, a bit of a tourist trap, but if you havent visited, you should. Lots of swedish animals and showcasing the swedish development over the years. Avoid the "amusement park" and stroll along the native swedish animals

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a trip back in time and visit a zoo while you are at it. This place has a great collection of Nordic wildlife all while trying to maintain a rustic days of the past feel. Great costumes and items made right in front of you. Sometimes you can even help.

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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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