This happens at Skansen in May

By on April 27, 2019
Maria Johansson

May month offers a splendid spring premiere May 1 – 5 and then followed by lovely program days and events such as Norway’s National Day, Pippi with friends who visit, national standard of temperance and midwives and rounded off quite unexpectedly with Gods of Rap!

Spring premiere at Skansen
During three spring weekends you can take part in household chores from the past, try different activities and get garden tips. New for this year is the spring premiere May 1-5 with spring market and extra life and movement in the historical environments. The weekend of 11-12 May offers spring cleaning in houses and farms and spring hobby in the gardens. Skansens craftsmen share their knowledge of everything from red color cooking to window renovation. BI-Olle tells about the bees fascinating world and the district orchestra Klarskinn plays spring-sensitive songs. Spring chores are also ongoing on the weekends 27-28 April and 11-12 May.

Norwegian National Day May 17
The national day of Norway is celebrated with a festive event through Stockholm to Skansen, where there will be a party program at the Solliden scene with guest artists and speeches at 13.00 – 16.00.

Astrid Lindgren’s world on Skansen 25 -26 May
There will be theater, singing, playing and mischief when Astrid Lindgren’s world comes to Skansen. They can test their Astrid Lindgren knowledge on the tip promenade, jump in the haystack and count the wooden trees.

Gods of Rap May 24
The grand tour of Gods Of Rap with Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and De La Soul makes a long awaited stop on Swedish ground on May 24 at the Solliden scene. Tickets are sold through

Inauguration of Kyrkhultstugan May 25
In Kyrkhultstugan the story of the first years at Skansen is told, how Artur Hazelius thought and worked and the contemporary view of history and ethnology. It has been equipped with support from Kyrkhult’s local community association, the Mellby Gård Foundation and Rune Andersson and re-opened on 25 May.

People’s Day of May 30
IOGT-NTO Stockholm district organizes The national standard of temperance day at Skansen, a day with programs for the whole family, in Ordenshuset Brofästet.
May 30 at 11.00 – 16.00.

Midwife at Skansen
The midwife is on Skansen every weekend in May and goes with her bike between Statarlängan and Järnhandlarbostaden to help when the children are born. She is in the area at 11.00 – 15.30.

Folk dance
Skansens folkdanceteam has shows at Tingsvallenscenen weekends in May at 15.30 – 16.00.

Lill Skansen Theater
The Lill-Skansenteatern gives two performances every day in May, as well as the spring premiere week 1-5 May, at 11.00 and 12.00.

Games from the past
Try to go on stilts, jump skipping-rope, roll thin bands etc. weekends in May at 10.00–17.00

Song and dance play
Show of song and dance play with children and for children at Tingsvallenscenen, Sundays 12 May – 16 June at 15.00-15.30

Pony rides
The riding start at the Bredablick tower.
May – 10 June weekdays from 12:00 to 15:00, weekends from 12:00 to 16:00

Talk about the reindeer
Presentation in English of reindeer every day in May 12.30 pm

Today’s animals
Presented at the theater at Lill-Skansen every day in May at 13.15

Return of the European bison
Animal caretakers tell about Europe’s giant and the zoo’s role in conservation, at the European bison auspices every day in May at 13.30

Seals, herring and whistles
Animal caretakers feed and tell about our seals, at the lower seal basin every day in May at 2 pm

Talk about the Moose
Presentation in English by moose every day in May 14.30 pm

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Djurgården