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Skansen, Stockholm

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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. To visit Skansen on your holiday in Stockholm, and find out what else Stockholm has to offer, use our Stockholm journey planner .
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  • A very large park which is absolutely worth a visit, many ways to get to the various houses from total Scandinavia. Lovingly collected and reconstructed. With life performances, Museum and Zoo. You can spend an entire day here without bored to.
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  • Want to know what you will see d how it works. Very intriguing and unique, instructive and interactive. For young and old A Sweden in miniature including a zoo with Nordic animals and a farm some animals roam unmolested in the Park
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  • Skip the Abba Museu and come to Skansen. This is an excellent open air museum. Just inside the entrance is a it run-down and off putting but then the park opens up an comes to life We thourouly enjoye...  more »
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  • We loved our time at Skansen, Stockholm's open air museum. It's a huge place and we could have easily spent the whole day there. Animals and historical places and there are even staff on offer to talk about the history a little more - fantastic stuff for the ticket price. It's a huge park so anticipate lots of walking, including slopes - be sure to also pack along some snacks and water for the trip. Well located to a few other attractions in Stockholm, though you do need a sunny day and some good trainers to make the most of your time here. Apparently a bit of the park is closed during off-season and closing hours are kinda early so keep that in mind!
  • I wanted to check out the Skansen simply because I have always been interested in Scandinavian culture, particularly Viking culture. The Skansen is a good representation of Sweden over the last few hundred years and even has actors who live out the lives of people who had come before. As far as Viking culture, well, I found a rune stone, not much more, but the experience was quite enjoyable nevertheless. This is a great place if you are ever nostalgic for olden times.
  • It was my second time here. First time was in 2013. Not so many different kinds of animal and quite small :( compare to another place. I still haven't seen some of animals (hide so well). But it is a good place for children since there are many buildings and activities meant to be for them such as pony ride, small tract for children to craw in and look for fish under water. I like a place where children can give away their pacifier. There is a place show you how to make butter. A place that make glass animal. Soft ice cream is also very good. Small animal area and aquarium must pay extra fee. And entrance ticket is more expensive during summer time and will decrease price in September. Easy to access there with tram or with bus or by boat.
  • Yes, they have animals here, but it's not really a zoo. It's a great cultural heritage museum with lots and lots to explore, both indoors and outdoors. Visit one day, and you'll notice a lot of houses/establishments being closed. Visit the next week, and you'll understand why, because then there's completely different houses open. They only have so much (very competent and informative) personell. Well worth visiting over and over again! And ask about everything, and you'll find a lot of really committed people with great knowledge!
  • We love museums, and Skansen's open-air, living history museum was great! I loved the collection of farm buildings from throughout the country. It really helped show how diverse the Swedish landscape is. The food and gift shops were enjoyable. I wish I knew how hilly it would be so I could have been better prepared.
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