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Hazelius Mansion

The Hazelius Mansion commemorates the founder Artur Hazelius and contains furniture and personal belongings from his home at Skansen from 1892 until his death in 1901.

The Hazelius Mansion (Hazeliushuset) is the birthplace of Artur Hazelius who founded the Nordiska Museet and Skansen. At the time of his birth in 1833 the house was part of an estate situated in Stockholm. 

The house was built about 1720 and belonged to the Isac Fritz Silk Manufactory until 1803 when it was converted into a dwelling with the uniform decoration in the Empire style that can now be seen at Skansen.

The ground floor contains the bedroom, drawing-room, dining-room and study all facing onto the street. The small rooms upstairs were used mainly for visitors.

The furnishing ideals introduced from the Continent by King Carl Johan are much in evidence in the magnificent, boldly coloured curtains and the polished furniture with its uncluttered lines. Printed friezes were a novelty of the time.

The corner room to the right of the hall is differently furnished. It commemorates Artur Hazelius and contains furniture and personal belongings from the Yellow House which was his home at Skansen from 1892 until his death in 1901.



1830-1860

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