Skansen Open-air Museum

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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 all year round. Houses and farmsteads 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. On summer evenings you can also come along and watch traditional Swedish folk dancing! 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.

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