Skansen is an open-air museum including a zoo, located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.
Skansen located on Djurgården Island in Stockholm. The museum was founded on October 11, 1891 by Artur Hazelius (Artur Hazelius, 1833 – 1901) to present the Swedish way of life and culture from various areas of the country.
The exhibits are located on an area of 300,000 m2. An area dedicated to traditional trades (tanners, shoemakers, jewelers, bakers, potters and glaziers) has been shaped into what a typical 19th century provincial town would have looked like. In this part, the original methods of processing the materials are demonstrated. There is also a special plot for growing tobacco, used for making cigarettes.
Since 1903, the most popular place in the museum has been, at the beginning of December, a Christmas market that attracts thousands of visitors per day.
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- The museum presents a faithful reproduction of a small town with the workshops of artisans who worked leather, silver and glass. In the museum park, which covers an area of 300,000 m2, there is an extensive zoo that showcases a wide variety of Scandinavian and other more exotic species. Near the entrance to Skansen there is an associated Biological Museum, and inside there is the Skansen Aquarium.
- Due to its great popularity, the name “Skansen” has become a household word for museums of this kind.