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Skansen, Stockholm

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web
Experience centuries of Swedish history through architecture, reconstructed farms, and live reenactments at Skansen, one of the world's first open-air museums. The property, established in 1891, boasts 150 houses and other buildings that have been moved from different parts of the country to this site as examples of regional style. Here Scandinavian traditions are upheld through craft making and Swedish celebrations. Take in views of Stockholm from this vantage point--kids will especially like the Stockholm zoo and children's zoo. After exploring the museum and watching living history actors in period dress, stop into the museum shop to purchase national specialties and handicrafts. Work out when and for how long to visit Skansen and other Stockholm attractions using our handy Stockholm family vacation planner.
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  • This outdoor museum is so nice. Here you can see typical swedish houses from different parts of the country. You can also see how people worked in their business maybe a hundred years ago. But the bes...  read more »
  • Love to visit Skansen with my daughter who is 2 and love watching the animals. There is not so much good food places but we usually bring picnic or make sure to eat lunch after, preferably not on Djurgården, where there are limited options in the local area.
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  • We arrived in October, and it turned out that 90% of the houses were closed, and many of the animals were apparently not present due to maintenance in the different "living areas". Despite this, did it cost us $ 180 (an adult and a child) to get in. Think $ 100 total had held with a view to everything we don't got to experience for the money we paid. Beyond that, the area is fine added up and certainly a great experience in other parts of the season.
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  • Great location for Midsummer's Eve! There weather wasn't great but the staff, visitors, and activities were! (We spent the extra 25 it to ride the Alpine train up the hill but not convinced it was worth it.) The living displays were both informative and entertaining. The aquarium was closed to allow for building a new one so we missed out on that. Their were plenty of food stands and places where you could buy authentic Swedish items ranging from reindeer pelts to pastries for your fika and various handmade items. I can't report on the process as we didn't shop the stands. It's a great place for young and old alike!
  • In the heart of Stockholm city, this is all of Sweden collected into one beautiful park. Easily accessible by bus and tram, a stroll away from the bustle of the city center, Skansen is an oasis of calm. Tuesdays and Sundays there are concerts on the main stage, there are enclosures with bears, wolves, owls, elk and other Nordic animals, there are old buildings from around Sweden that have been assembled beautifully. There's an old style bakers, a potter's, a glass blower, a church (where you can actually get married), a few restaurants and ice-cream vendors and a central square with stalls selling food and trinkets. Highly recommended, allow all day to explore
  • Wonderful park! Historic buildings were brought from all over Sweden to this island. There's also a small zoo with Swedish animals and a lovely play area for children. Our toddler loved the mini-zoo with the household pets. We had tea in the historic tea shop and it was excellent. Probably our favorite attraction in Stockholm - a hit with the whole family.
  • Simply the best living museum! I enjoy visiting off-peak so there not everything is available but it's more peaceful and less time spent waiting in lines. My favorite shops? The bakery and the glass smith' for the body and soul!
  • Skansen is the first open air museum in the world. Established in 1906, Skansen is a showcase of traditional Swedish wooden houses. It also functioned as a small amusement park, zoo and educational Center with the aim of preserving the folklore culture. However most of the facilities, shops and so were closed in off season and it was not that impressive nor interesting as it sounded to be, just visit there if you have spare time and money. It may be good for family with children.
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