Sightstation of Stockholm: Skansen

Skansen – Ethnographic complex, located in the open air on the island of Yurgorden in Stockholm. It was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius.

Once it was the estate of Jona Burgman, who built a pavilion with a magnificent garden and a wonderful view of the city. The first exhibit in the scansen collection was the house of Mura. Then, buildings and houses from different regions of Sweden began to appear, as well as entire complexes – a glasswork workshop, a forge, a medieval pottery workshop, a bakery, a sump, a wooden church of Seglura, the sovereign, SAMA, SAMA, and even the market square of the Bolnestore. As a result, more than 150 estates gathered in Skanese. Here you can see both stone mansions and modest wooden buildings of rural residents.

Every year folklore festivals are held in the museum complex – Christmas, summer solstice, Valpurgiyev Day and other ancient holidays in strict accordance with national traditions are celebrated here.

On the territory of the museum built a beast, a terrarium, a children’s zoo, which lives homemade and wild animals in Sweden.

Nearby are the Biological Museum, Aquarium Scansen, Galeyan, Carousel and Amusement Platform.

Mansion of the XVIII century, located on the territory of the Ethnographic Museum in the open-air in Stockholm
Vintage wooden mill. All exhibits in the Ethnographic Museum of Skansen are genuine

Sightstation of Stockholm Skansen

Working hours: from November 1 to March 31 on weekdays from 10.00 to 15.00, on weekends – from 10.00 to 16.00; from 1 to 30 April daily from 10.00 to 16.00; From May 1 to June 19 – from 10.00 to 19.00. From June 20 to August 31 – from 10.00 to 22.00. September – from 10.00 to 18.00. October – from 10.00 to 16.00. Working hours can change in the days of holidays, it is worth checking the schedule on the official website.

Ticket price: for adults 100 SEK in low season, 160 SEK – in high season. For pensioners and children aged 6 to 18 years – 60 SEK regardless of the season, children under 6 years old entrance.

How to get: By bus №44, tram number 7 or water, on ferry number 1 and №80.

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