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Bakery

photoBageriet (in English, "the bakery") is in the Town Quarter, where you'll also find a tannery, a shoemaker's workshop, a savings bank, a cluster of  post-Victorian industrial buildings, and other examples of urban businesses from the 18th through the early 20th Centuries.

The bakery is from the 1870s. If you're lucky, Skansen's longtime baker will be at work during your visit, and you'll be able to load up on pastries to eat at the park and take back to your hotel. (You might even find Claudia Quas of the Stockholm Visitors Board helping out; Fröken Quas worked in the bakery as a teenager and often stops in when she's at the park.)

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Flour and other ingredients are stored in modern plastic containers for hygienic reasons; otherwise, the bakery's interior has the look and feel of the late 19th Century.


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Snickerifabriken, a.k.a. the furniture factory, was built in the late 1890s. It comes from Smålund in Southern Sweden, where its belt-powered equipment was driven by a waterwheel until the factory was electrified between 1910 and 1920.


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Engineering Works

Mekaniska Verkstaden dates back to 1889. Power is transmitted to the machinery by overhead shafts and belts that are run by two electric motors.


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In the Glashyttan, you can watch glassblowers turn molten sand and other ingredients into a variety of decorative and practical objects.


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