While exploring skansen you will travel through time from 1720 to 1965 and visit houses, shops, and workshops. There you will meet people in traditional costume like a glass blower, a baker (that sells pastries made by historical methods), book binders, and more.
NOTE: this exhibit is currently closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In bringing the story of the 19th century to life, there are many domestic animals around Skansen to help show the important role animals have had in the lives of people through history. You will see cows, horses, sheep, geese, pigs, and more as you visit each homestead.
Skansen is home to wild Nordic animals such as wolves, moose, lynxes, wolverines, seals and otters. The museum has several species that are part of national and international conservation projects, including European green toads, sand lizards, broad-fingered crayfish, European bison, otters and wolverines. Cooperation with various conservation bodies also aims to ensure an exchange of knowledge and information that helps with conservation and creates opportunities to reintroduce animals into the wild. You will see the Nordic animal habitats around the north eastern perimeter of the museum.
is located just east of the main entrance and has an additional fee of SEK 120 for adults and SEK 70 for children. The zoo houses a number of exotic animals including baboons, lemurs, crocodiles, and tarantulas. You will walk through a lemur and a monkey habitat. The zoo also has it own gift shop.
is located just east of the main entrance, just past Skansen-Akvariet. It houses an aquarium with sea life from the Baltic Sea as well as exhibits about conservation and environmental impact. There is also a teaching laboratory in the building that welcomes students and school groups.
is located just east of the main entrance, past the Baltic Sea Science Center. This small amusement park has been here in Skansen since 1901. There are some gallery games and small rides as well as a carousel. Rides are purchased separately from your Skansen entrance ticket.
Skansen is full of gardens. In 1891 vegetation was planted to match the environs of the historical buildings and areas they came from. Today you can still see a variety of plants and gardens across Skansen including a tobacco farm, colony houses, a rose garden, and fruit trees.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM