Museum Monday: Skansen Poster

A great poster advertising the first living history museum: Skansen in Stockholm Sweden, founded 1891.

Skansen is part Swedish heritage museum, part regional zoo. It sits on a steeply pitched hill at the center of one of the fourteen islands at the center of the city, Djurgarden. Both rural and urban structures of both workers and the well-to-do are preserved. There are farms, pleasure palaces, and gas stations. A quaint funicular brings you up if you don’t want to walk. Check out the nearby Vasa Museet, where the capsized Vasa and all its contents showing life of the laboring 17th century sailor are preserved. See more about Skansen and Stockholm here.