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barbarajoy | profile | all galleries >> Home Exchange in Sweden 2014 - 6 galleries >> Skansen - Traditional Sweden in Miniature tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Skansen - Traditional Sweden in Miniature

Skansen, on the island of Djurgarden, one of Stockholm's 16 main islands, is a 75 acre recreation of earlier life in rural Sweden.

A living history museum, Skansen, was the world's first open air museum, founded in 1891 with the aim of bringing traditional rural culture in Sweden to the people of the city. There is a complete 19th century recreated town where craftsmen demonstrate their work, farms and farm houses, an open air zoo displaying Scandinavian animals, school, a Sami Camp and a grand period country home.

Gardens, forests, lakes and woodland walks link towns, farms and market squares. Families enjoy a whole day there with cafes and restaurants to suit all. A small funicular provides a ride to the displays or a walk uphill is no effort.

Kitchen, Iron Master's farmstead
Kitchen, Iron Master's farmstead
Working windmill
Working windmill
Kitchen garden at Skogaholm Manor
Kitchen garden at Skogaholm Manor
Skogaholm Manor
Skogaholm Manor
Skogaholm Manor
Skogaholm Manor
Interior detail, Skogaholm Manor
Interior detail, Skogaholm Manor
Costumed guide at Skogaholm Manor
Costumed guide at Skogaholm Manor
Mora Farmstead
Mora Farmstead
Seglora Church
Seglora Church
Lupins
Lupins
Vala School
Vala School
School mistress at Vala School
School mistress at Vala School
Window in school mistress's house
Window in school mistress's house
Working  windmill
Working windmill
Pig, Oxtorp Farmstead
Pig, Oxtorp Farmstead
Ceramic heater, Skogaholm Manor
Ceramic heater, Skogaholm Manor
Drawing Room, Skogaholm Manor
Drawing Room, Skogaholm Manor
Pump, Oxtorp farmstead
Pump, Oxtorp farmstead
Hollyhocks
Hollyhocks
Store
Store
Town centre {PG}
Town centre {PG}
Summer pasture farm building {PG}
Summer pasture farm building {PG}
Window, Alvros Farmstead
Window, Alvros Farmstead
Sami (Lapland) camp {PG}
Sami (Lapland) camp {PG}
Summer pasture farm building {PG}
Summer pasture farm building {PG}
Grinding wheel {PG}
Grinding wheel {PG}
Box beds, Delsbo Farmstead {PG}
Box beds, Delsbo Farmstead {PG}
Gathering the cows
Gathering the cows
Leading the cows to pasture
Leading the cows to pasture