Filmbyn Smaland

Filmbyn Smaland, Mariannelund: Hours, Address, Filmbyn Smaland Reviews: 4/5

Filmbyn Smaland
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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26 reviews
Very good

Copenhagen, Denmark95 contributions
Dreadful - unless all you want is a pancake and sloppy ice-cream
Jul 2018 • Family
Compared to the 'Emil's Farm' just a couple of kilometres up the road this place has absolutely no connection to any of Astrid Lindgren's work, nor the process of filming it. Worse still is it suggests that it is a 'Museum, shop, and cafe' - the museum connection is worse than tenuous (but we couldn't be bothered to enter, so please criticise this point), the 'shop' has nothing intrinsically worth buying that is not at the equally accessible, and genuine site just up the road, and the word 'Cafe' is rather stretched. We stopped by to expect a visit to the genuine film studio involved in the 'Emil' and Pippi' films - this is exactly what this place is NOT. As it was lunch time we stood in line and asked for the menu, when we tried to order from the generous list of items we were informed that only the children's 'sausage and fries' were available before 4:30 (and nothing else!) - but this was lunch time in a cafe! Pressed further the waitress suggested that she could make a chicken salad starter for my wife. Needn't have bothered (our shame here is not taking a photograph before it was removed at our request). When challenged the waitress could only reply 'but this is OUR chicken salad' - considering the size of the portion, and contents of the plate, and the remarkable absence of any quantity of chicken, it was a rather odd reply. The children's sausage and chips was delivered, but even they really lost their appetite. They did eat some of it, as they were very hungry, but the sausages were of the very worst, and the fries had been cooked at such a low temperature that fat simply ran out of them. All around us sat people with very unhappy faces eating the only other fare on offer, namely 'Pancakes with ice cream' - they were selling a lot of them, but neither guests, nor waitresses seemed to be very happy about it. I conclude that this place exists to sell ice cream to visitors returning from an altogether better venue, namely 'Emil's Farm', and its singular aim it to convince people that is has some claim to Astrid Lindgren's brand, without actually doing so. Prepare for a 'Tourist Trap' nightmare. Simply awful.
Written July 19, 2018
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Filmbyn Småland are a museum about how they made Astrid Lindgrens films back in the days. I did not understand if you did visit the exibition and what you liked it? We have a lot of satisfied guests in our museum and are very interested to find out what you liked about Pippis kitchen, Ronjas castle, Emil i Lönnebergas woodshed, the 40 interviews with actors and other filmworkers, the interactive department were you can record your own films, sing songs in our songstudios, watch the movies in our cinema and so on? Filmbyn Småland have hired a company that operates the cafe. We are very sad to here that you are disappointed with the food, We will convey your views to the cafe contractor. Best regards Robert Glader COO Filmbyn Småland
Written July 20, 2018
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Daniel A
Stockholm, Sweden28 contributions
Small, but possibly the most well-designed museum in Sweden
Aug 2017 • Family
We went there with both children and adults. The museum is not very large, but the exhibit is really well made. Towards the end, there is a digital exhibition including a room where you can interact with a digital scene from Emil. This was the first and only exhibit I have seen in a museum that uses digital technology in a way that is actually fun.
Written August 5, 2017
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Helsinki, Finland93 contributions
Explore how the Emil i Lönneberga films were made
Jul 2016
Barnfilmbyhuset is a house full of props from the Emil films and documentaries of how they were made. Very friendly staff who will show you around and tell you everything about the making of the Emil i Lönneberga films. Excellent for older children (and adults), but there's also a room where you can play with movie/theatre props and some films to watch for the younger ones who just want to touch everything.
There are also signs around the town of Mariannelund (and probably some other places too?) showing where different scenes were filmed.
Written January 27, 2017
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