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Timings :  Late June - August: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult: SEK 160,
Child: SEK 60

Skansen, Stockholm Overview

Also located on the DjurgÎrden island, Skansen is the world's first open-air museum and zoo. It was founded in 1891, and depicts 5 centuries of Swedish history. It even has farmsteads for animals.

The Skansen offers you a unique and honestly, quite wonderful opportunity of walking through the history of Sweden, evoking a feeling of real historical importance of the place. The founder of the Nordic Museum, Artur Hazelius, decided to act upon the radical industrialisation of Sweden, to preserve the traditions and culture of the country and founded Skansen. In this pursuit, the open air museum depicts the life in a rural Swedish town from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including replicas of houses and farmsteads, along with churches, a village hall and other village buildings. Entire buildings were moved to the Skansen in a bid to create the most authentic experience of Sweden's history. Animals in the Skansen zoo include wolves, wild boar, common seal and lynx among many others.

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