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Skansen Museum
Skansen Museum

Skansen Museum

Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm, 115 93

The Basics

Hazelius originally built Skansen from 150 reconstructed historical buildings. Since then the museum has expanded dramatically, featuring houses and workshops where you can experience the making of traditional Swedish crafts such as butter-churning, weaving, shoemaking, and glassblowing. There is also a children’s zoo containing a wide range of Nordic animals such as bison, brown bears, moose, reindeer, and wolverines.

The museum is one of Stockholm’s top cultural attractions, and many city tours include a visit to Skansen. A Stockholm Pass provides free entrance to the museum, and cruise ship passengers can visit on a shore excursion from Nynashamn port. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours are also a good option for travelers who want to see the museum at their own pace.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Stockholm

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Wonderful Stockholm City Tour
danamarie1944, Aug 2022
Private Stockholm City Tour by VIP car Vasa and Skansen museum
Our tour guide, Kate, and driver, Mark, took us to some unique areas and historic places. We never felt rushed, they patient informative and extremely nice.
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Wonderful welcome
Helen_L, Jul 2022
Private Stockholm City Tour by VIP car Vasa and Skansen museum
What a fantastic tour from beginning to end! Georg met us at the airport right on time and gave us a good introduction to Stockholm on the ride into the city, then we picked up Kate and had an absolutely wonderful tour of the city. Kate helped us to skip the line and see the most important areas at the museums we visited, and she guided us through the best photo stops and sights in the main city as well as the old town. Both Kate and Georg were so knowledgeable and friendly, they were perfect ambassadors of their city and I recommend them very highly, especially for first time visitors or those arriving early in the morning from a long flight who need to stay active and engaged to avoid jet lag, as we were!
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The Perfect Tour of Stockholm
William_H, Jul 2022
Private Stockholm City Tour by VIP car Vasa and Skansen museum
This was our first time to Stockholm. We decided on this tour to get a unique view and experience of the city. This is exactly what we got. We saw all the major highlights. The Vasa and Skansen museum were wonderful!!! Our guide was knowledgeable, and our driver was very kind and helpful. The tour and the transport might seem a little expensive to some, but this was a first class tour and worth the investment. The communication on behalf of the tour company was timely and perfect. We could not ask for more.
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So engaging
Mohammed H, Sep 2019
Private Stockholm City Tour by VIP car Vasa and Skansen museum
Catarina is an amazing and engaging story teller. We were captivated the entire time. The tour was flexible and she answered all of our questions regarding Stockholm. The driver was just as kind as she was. One of the best city tours i ever had.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Skansen is a must-see for history buffs and culture lovers.

  • A variety of restaurants and food stands serve both traditional Swedish items and modern fare. You can also find dedicated picnic sites on Offerholmen (the small island in one of the ponds) and other sites throughout the museum park.

  • Strollers are available for rent, and wheelchairs are available free of charge at all entrances.

  • Most of the property is outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather.

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How to Get There

Skansen is located on the island of Djurgården outside the city center, and is accessible by public transportation. While parking for private vehicles is not available, guided tours typically provide round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

Skansen is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. In the winter, the site’s central Bollnäs square is home to a popular Christmas market. Spring brings the Walpurgis bonfire and egg decorating, and in the summer Skansen plays host to folk dancing and concerts. Autumn features the celebration of harvest time and linen-making demonstrations.

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Children at Skansen

Many of Skansen’s activities are specifically catered to children. There is a popular children’s zoo, where guests can ride ponies and even help out with farm tasks during the summer. Kids can also play with old-fashioned Swedish toys, go on fair rides, navigate a classic car track, or participate in summertime sing-alongs.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Skansen Museum?
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