Skansen Open Air Museum – Stockholm, Sweden - Atlas Obscura

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village. 

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Founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius, Swedish scholar and folklorist, Skansen was the first open air museum in Sweden, intended to display pre-industrial life around Sweden through historic structures. Many of the traditional buildings and homes at Skansen were moved from other parts of the country, with a few detailed replicas mixed in.

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