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.
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We loved Skansen! It's a marvelous open-air museum and cultural center in Stockholm and doubles as a world-class zoo. The center was founded in 1891 on the island of Djurgården. Skansen consists.... more »
I spent about 4 hours wandering around this ‘outdoor’ museum. The weather was nice to me so make sure you factor that in. Plenty to do and see. The surprise was the Nordic animals. more »
Great place to bring the family. There is so much to see and experience. I recommend a good stroller but let your kids run around as much as possible. Mine are older but they still enjoyed it. It’s rich in history and they have a great diverse zoo.
Beautiful collection of historical Swedish buildings. It was only a pity not everything was open. But the buildings that were open, people in traditional style would tell enthusiastically about that time setting of the building. Also nice zoo and aquarium
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