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.
2018-10-27 — 2018-10-31
There will be all manner of exciting activities at Skansen during the autumn holidays. Listen to spooky tales in the cottages, take part in craft activities and meet the inhabitants of the disease-stricken town. Discover…
Fall break – Fears of the past!
2018-10-27 — 2018-10-31
Enjoy the fall break at Skansen with activities for the whole family!
The autumn gloom descends over Skansen, and uneasy whispers spread through the Old Town Quarter. What terrible disease has gripped the town, and how can the townsfolk protect themselves? Should they go to the pharmacists, with their pills and ointments, or is it better to listen to the Wise Ones and make protective amulets? Strange beings move around the houses and farmsteads. Who is sighing and moaning in the churchyard? Do you dare to visit the Wise Ones at Bollnäs House and the stern sexton at Seglora Church? Do you dare to experience the fall break at Skansen
There will be all manner of exciting activities during the fall break at Skansen during the autumn holidays. Listen to spooky tales in the cottages, take part in craft activities and meet the inhabitants of the disease-stricken town. Discover a Skansen where history comes to life!
The restaurants and cafés will be serving fiendishly tasty food. You can also grill sausages at Bollnäs Square. Bring your own, or buy them for SEK 15 each.
The craft activities cost SEK 30 per person.