With the industrial revolution well under way in Europe during the second half of the 19th century, traditions were threatened. To preserve these traditions, Artur Hazelius founded the Skansen Open Air Museum in 1891, the first of the kind in Sweden. About 150 buildings from all over Sweden were dismantled piece by piece and shipped to the island of Djurgården in the heart of Stockholm. Today, while strolling among the centennial houses, one can observe farmers or craftsmen in traditional costumes showcasing their way of living.
- For more about the Skansen Open Air museum, visit their website.
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