This is Skansen

Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, showcasing the whole of Sweden with houses and farmsteads from every part of the country.

  • Skansen – A place that brings experiences of nature and culture in to life, in the present, past and future. Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum and was founded in 1891 by the linguist, teacher and public educator Artur Hazelius. Here you can experience everything from music, dance and traditions to old historical environments and Nordic animals. Skansen features historical environments and buildings from all over the country. Check out our bookable viewings and go on a guided tour to find out what it was like to live in Sweden in the old days!

    Experience Nordic wildlife, rare breeds, pets and exotic creatures. Newly open is the big Baltic Sea Science Center, where you can experience the life beneath the surface. The Children’s Zoo features domestic animals such as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as small wild animals.

    The Skansen Aquarium and Our Africa feature exotic animals including monkeys, birds, reptiles and insects. The park area surrounding the museum has a variety of planting and gardens. Rye and flax are grown in the field at Seglora, while the Skåne Farmstead and Skogaholm Manor have historical kitchen gardens. Every building has plants typical of the farmsteads and the nature of their time.

  • Practical information
    • Read more here for opening hours, tickets and prices.
    • Skansen and Djurgården are easily accessible by tram, bus or ferry (SL) to Allmänna Gränd stop. It’s also pleasant to walk or take the bike, with bike lanes along the entire road.
    • Skansen’s restaurants and cafes offer a wide selection of food and drinks. Enjoy a swedish “fika”, crispy waffles and delicious home cooking, or a festive dinner cooked with locally produced products!