Åland Museum

Maarianhamina, Finland

The history of Åland from the Stone Ages to present times is exhibited at the permanent exhibition in the Åland museum. It’s concentrating on such themes as hunting and fishing, The Earth, The sea, The People and Autonomy. A comprehensive picture of Åland´s archaeology, folklore and natural sciences. In 1982 the museum received the European Museum of the Year Award.


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Founded: 1981
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


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CHAYANAN DINSAKUN (7 months ago)
Nice example of how maritime life was in the past and a well preserved ship. This landmark of Mariehamn is a must see for everybody.
Simo Salo (8 months ago)
It was a greater experience than I thought it would be.
Marco Giustiniani (9 months ago)
If you have time for only one museum in Åland go to this one. There is both the boat (the upper deck is the main one) and the museum itself. Both are enjoyable and give insights of the activity that is very important on the archipelago.
Markku Soini (9 months ago)
Must go when visiting Mariehamn. So interesting and well arranged museum that you will spend much more time as you expected. I was here early August, no queue.
Bill Patterson (11 months ago)
Best ship-building museum I have been to. All info is about local ships, their crews and owners and what happened to them. On board the Pommern, you can smell the caulk, understand how the crew lived and you get some small understanding of life at sea in a Baltic winter.
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