Museum Ship Pommern & Åland Maritime Museum

Maarianhamina, Finland

The Pommern, formerly the Mneme (1903–1908), is a four-masted barque that was built in 1903 in Glasgow at J. Reid & Co shipyard. It was one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. Later she was acquired Gustaf Erikson of the Finnish Åland archipelago, who used the ship to carry grain from the Spencer Gulf area in Australia to harbours in England or Ireland until the start of World War II. After World War Two, she was donated to the town of Mariehamn as a museum ship.

Today Pommern is part of the Åland Maritime Museum representing the history of ship and seafaring in Åland. The Maritime Museum is considered as one of the world’s finest museums related to merchant sailing ships.

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Founded: 1903-1908 (museum ship Pommern
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Joel Kuusman (2 years ago)
Just a great place qith tonns of information and things to do for the young and old!
Arash Hajikhani (2 years ago)
unique experience for a tour in an old ship decorated to convey sailing experience of its time. The audio guide helps you to merge further with the old time sailing experience with background noise and actors narrating informative stories. It took us 1 good hour to explore the ship. There is another museum in the building.
Sakari Maaranen (2 years ago)
Amazing maritime museum! Exceeded all expectations. Highly recommended.
Jari Naukkarinen (2 years ago)
Great place to spend half a day..or even more. Gives a good understanding of the importance of big sailboats and international trade as part of history of Åland. Plenty of things to see and experience. Access to "Pommern"" sailboat from the museum was a great experience too. Really well organised.Definitely take guided tour (earphones). I really liked finnish spoken part with swedish spoken accent!
Minna Tornikoski (2 years ago)
This museum is great! I have visited in Titanic museum in Belfast but I have to say that this one with Pommern is even better. Absolute must and visit with time
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