We visited the museum on a cold day i the beggining of august 2013.
The first museum buildings(not the longhouse) was interesting for us adult but the children was hurrying to get to the longhouse so we didn't spend so much time we wanted in the exibition hall.
The longhouse is a really amazing building where you can see and even try different craft with help from some friendly vikings. Our daughter had a great time knitting while our boy was more interesting to try all the weapons, shields and wood carving stuff.
Now to the bad:
At the ticked shop we asked if the boat trip did go out that day(it was a bit windy that day) and the personal said that the boat goes out every hour and we did also ask about the horse riding.
Both the horse riding and the viking ship is quite a walk down to a lake but when we finaly was down to the ship the viking at the ship said that the ship didnt had gone out on the whole day.
So after searching for the horse riding for 15 minutes we asked the viking at the archery range where the horse riding where and the archer searched for the person who should have the horse riding but didn't find the person, he said us to wait by the waffle stand where the chidlren had some good waffles but when he came back he found out that the horses where changing shoes so there where no riding that day.
He said he could try get our money back but that wasnt the problem for us, we where on a short holiday so we wanted to get so much done in the time we had. Ther archer also offered that we could come back the next day for free the next day to try the things that the museum promised that was included in the ticket but we already had plans the next day.
Now to some more good stuff:
The children(and both adults) had a great time at the archery range and spended maybe 1.5-2 hour to the museum closed trying to improve our skills. There are also axe throwing at the same place but the axes was a bit heavy for the children but great fun for the adults.
The archer offered us a guided tour in swedish(our native language) around the place as an a apology for the canceled attraction. The tour was really good and fun and after the tour he made up a fire and told some stories from the viking age to the children and after that he played some viking boardgame with a wierd name with us.
In all we had a really great day even that the false information. The staff was really good and friendly and made the experience really good. And now have one of the children starting to train archery.
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