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The Skansen museum in Stockholm

The Skansen museum:

The Skansen Museum in Stockholm is the oldest open-air museum in the world. At the Skansen museum, you will find the history of Sweden displayed in both historical buildings and interesting handicraft displays. Every part of Sweden is represented in the Skansen museum, from a southern farm in Skåne to the Sami camp in northern Sweden. The museum takes you back to Sweden before our time. Most of the buildings and farms in the Skansen museum are from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

What the Skansen Museum offers:

The Skansen museum is not your usual museum and you will spend most of the day outdoors. In addition to the collection of historic buildings, there are shops, cafes, a pretty church, a zoo and an aquarium, as well as a children’s play area.

If you come during the summer, there is a special gift for you. Dressed in authentic costumes, volunteers from the Skansen museum show the old ways of making; It is very interesting to see them. Almost everyone here speaks English. Be sure to grab a brochure in English rather than the Swedish ones, and definitely bring your camera to this one-of-a-kind Swedish museum.

Entrance to the Skansen Museum:

The price of admission to the Skansen museum is highly dependent on the time of year, as there will be more to see outdoors in the summer months, of course. Adult ticket prices are as follows: January – April SEK 70. May and September 90 SEK. June – August 110 SEK. October – December 65 SEK.

Children’s ticket is 40% of the adult ticket price.

You can get free entry with a Stockholm Card, which is a great money saver for any visitor staying in Stockholm for 2 days or more. The card even includes free local transportation and discounts for a variety of other tourist destinations in and around the Swedish capital.

Skansen Museum Location:

Visitors find the Skansen museum easily: it is located on Djurgården, the popular island in central Stockholm. You can get here on foot or by bus (line 44 or 47 from Central Station), by tram (route 7 from Norrmalmstorg or Nybroplan), or by car. Please note that there is limited parking available on Djurgården Island and take a look at the Stockholm Map to find Skansen.

Hours and opening hours of the Skansen Museum:

The Skansen Museum is open all year round and the museum’s opening hours vary according to the season. The Skansen museum can be visited in January and February from Monday to Friday 10: 00-15: 00, weekends 10: 00-16: 00. March and April every day 10: 00-16: 00. May until June 19 every day 10: 00-20: 00.

June 20 to August every day 10: 00-22: 00. September daily 10: 00-20: 00. October daily 10: 00-16: 00. November from Monday to Friday 10: 00-15: 00, weekends weekdays 10: 00-16: 00. December Monday to Friday 10: 00-15: 00, weekends (Christmas market days) 11: 00-16: 00, weekends after December 23 10 : 00-16: 00. Closed on Christmas Eve.

Practical tips for the Skansen Museum:

1- Wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking involved.
2- In the summer, visit the museum from Monday to Friday to avoid crowds.
3- Dress in layers so you feel comfortable even in cold weather.

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