open-air museum and zoo, showing Swedish folk culture and way of life in the pre-industrial era

Skansen is an open air museum and zoo on the island Djurgården in the town of Stockholm in Sweden. It was opened in 1891, on the initiative of Artur Hazelius (1833–1901).

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Main entrance
Established11 October 1891 (1891-10-11)
LocationDjurgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates59°19′34″N 18°06′13″E / 59.32611°N 18.10361°E / 59.32611; 18.10361
TypeOpen-air living museum and zoo
Visitors1,369,431 (2016)[1]
DirectorJohn Brattmyhr


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