Skansen is an open air museum that displays different ways of life in Sweden before the industrial era, the museum is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. The museum was opened in 1891 by Artur Hazelius on the hill in the Djurgarden area of the city, it was opened due to people feeling that the way of life before Sweden became more industrialised was becoming lost. The museum is large covering 73 acres and has a replica full-size 19th-century Swedish town on display. Skansen also has a small zoo.
The museum is situated in the Djurgarden area of Stockholm, the closest transport station to the museum is ‘Stockholm Skansenslingan’ which is a short five-minute walk from the open air museum.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open seven days a week from 10am-4pm. Price varies with age, adults can expect to pay 125SK to enter the museum with children entering for 60SK. The museum is open air so many of its displays are not covered so it's best to dress suitably when attending the museum.