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Skansen

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.

SKANSEN

Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Stockholm

+46 (0)8-442 80 00

www.skansen.se

Circus Skansen

Skansen

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…

Walpurgis night at Skansen

Skansen

2018-04-30      

Celebrate Walpurgis night at Skansen with singing and bonfires!