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Skansen, Stockholm

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#2 of 521 in Museums in Sweden
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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  • Before the visit to Skansen, did not really imagine what to expect. On Saturday morning, before the opening of the cash desks (to go to the museum, you need to buy a ticket), before the entrance has already lined up a small queue. It was surprising that the majority of people were Swedes themselves, most of them-with children. It is understandable: Jurgården is a green oasis, an ideal place to spend a weekend outdoors. It is also possible to go for a picnic and use specially equipped barbecue facilities and tables. It took us about 2 hours to bypass the park, but we did not aim to bypass everything and look everywhere. If there is a time limit and you want to see something specific or interesting, take a map. On it, for example, it is applied Raso...
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  • We can say that the museum returned us to childhood. It was insanely interesting to walk on all these houses, workshops, to meet his "masters" in authentic clothes. The Sharmaner on the street, ladies in clothes of 19 century, the girl with the old suitcase on station... So soulful! Delicious hot buns in the bakery, huge mechanisms in the workshop, a saleswoman in a shop with her cute little dolls, burning stove in a small house blowing glass glassware. Very cool! It was nice to sit by the fire in the central square, buy candy-"toffee", look at the work of the blacksmith. Loved the farm where pigs and sheep are grown (even witnessed the "transfer" of a newborn lamb with his mother to another house). Very, very, very interesting! Frankly speaking, we did not get to the zoo with big animals, we were tired while looking at all the houses. This is definitely one of the brightest museums we have ever visited.
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  • I love Skansen. This is despite and perhaps even because I have no real idea exactly what Skansen even *is*. Is it a zoo? A historical re-enactment village? A concert venue? A park? It’s all of these and none of these at once, and this ambiguity is the wonderful key to understanding how great this place is. Want to celebrate New Years? Skansen. Want to see a bunch of moose? Skansen. Want to see people in period costume showing traditional handicrafts? Skansen. I’d recommend this place for friends, family, visitors, and literally anyone wishing to do literally anything. Skansen is there for you.
  • Love this place! Such an unusual find, best outdoor museum I have visited. Lots to see and do, with rides and animals for the kids and culture for all the family. Could easily spend the entire day here, with so many places to visit. Personal favourite was the little old shops selling foods and materials from previous eras! A must see if you are visiting Stockholm!
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