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Tickets for Skansen: Open-Air Museum and Nordic Zoo

Explore a microcosm of old-world Sweden in the world's oldest open air museum

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Wheelchair accessible: Use the Hazelius entrance. Use of the funicular railway is free for disabled visitors. Wheelchairs available at the entrance
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore a microcosm of pre-industrial Sweden at the oldest open-air museum in the world
  • See workshops in traditional crafts like butter-churning, weaving, shoe-making, and glassblowing, and enjoy traditional Swedish fika
  • Get up close to the hardy Nordic wildlife like bison, brown bears, moose, reindeer, and wolverines

Description

Escape the confines of 21st-century living and discover a simpler time at Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum. Like a time capsule of pre-industrialized Sweden, Skansen takes you on an immersive journey into the past to engage with amazing Scandinavian folk traditions, craftsmanship, and culture that modern life has long forgotten.

Explore a microcosm of old Sweden across a huge area of farms and dwellings and see fascinating workshops of traditional crafts like butter-churning, weaving, shoe-making, and glassblowing that have been passed down over the generations.

In every building at Skansen you'll find interpreters, dressed in traditional costume, who will provide a colorful account of the unique history of each craft and practice.

Pay a visit to the Skansen Zoo and meet the winter-proof wildlife that brave the Nordic climes. Get a close encounter with bison, brown bears, moose, reindeer, and fearless wolverines, as well as some cuddlier faces like cats, rabbits and guinea pigs.

One thing that hasn't changed over the centuries is Sweden's amazing array of desserts and pastries. You can savor a traditional Swedish fika, or sample a variety of authentically Swedish snacks and savory dishes in Balderslunden food court.

Insider tip

Skansen has no on-site parking and street parking is pretty expensive, so it's better to get here by public transport. Another great museum called Vasa is close by, and definitely worth a visit too!

Heidi
Regional Manager

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to Skansen Open-Air Museum
Entrance to the Skansen Nordic Zoo
Entrance to Skansen children's zoo

What's not included

Entrance to the Skansen Aquarium, use of the funicular railway, use of the storage boxes & pony riding (available for an extra fee)
Additional info

Please note that the staff providing the background information at each house are volunteers and it can't be guaranteed that all staff speak English.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket to the reception staff at the entrance
  • Valid ID/student ID needed for free & reduced tickets

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00

How to get there

Skansen
Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21, Stockholm
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Ratings & reviews

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Jan 29, 2020
Excellent
Very enjoyable,
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Dec 8, 2019
Good
Excellent
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Jul 27, 2019
Excellent
Allsång på Skansen was great!

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