Open-air museum, concert scene and zoo
Founded in 1891, Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum. Visitors to Skansen meet a historical Sweden reflected both in the buildings and their surroundings. Some 150 historically interesting houses and farmsteads have been moved to Skansen over the years from all over Sweden.
Skansen is also home to 75 different species and breeds of Scandinavian domestic and wild animals such as wolves, lynx, elks and brown bears. The year’s festivals are always celebrated at Skansen in traditional manner, to mentions a few of Sweden’s national day, Midsummer, Lucia and Christmas. Skansen is open every day all year round. In the houses and farmsteads there are historical interpreters wearing period dress. They explain to visitors how people lived in earlier times and they demonstrate traditional activities such as spinning, weaving, knitting and other crafts. You can travel back in time and meet people from the past.
Enjoy a delicious meal in one of our restaurants with breathtaking views over Stockholm. And don’t miss our Museum shop, selling traditional handicrafts and Swedish design products.
Ongoing — 2018-04-29
At Circus Skansen you meet among many others the floating Miss L in her trapeze and balancing artist La Tarantella in her spider web. See the world’s strongest man lift the heaviest objects and pirates…
Ongoing — 2018-04-29
At Circus Skansen you meet among many others the floating Miss L in her trapeze and balancing artist La Tarantella in her spider web. See the world’s strongest man lift the heaviest objects and pirates of the Caribbean bring out the storm sails high over the floor.
We also get to see magical tricks, one wheel riding and unforgettable scary tricks. Also the little clown Lily who do her utmost to help, or..?
And did we mention that Skansen itself is a must see in Stockholm as one of Scandinavias most popular museums..
Walpurgis night at Skansen
Walpurgis night at Skansen – since 1894!
The 30th of April is Valborgsmässoafton, Walpurgis night, in Sweden when we celebrate the arrival of spring with singing and bonfires. Students are especially active during Walpurgis night but the celebration goes back to medieval times and like so many other Swedish traditions it has it´s roots in northern Germany.