The museums in Åland have many interesting stories to tell. The exhibitions have everything from hunting, fishing and the dramatic postal route across the sea, to archipelago culture, fire engines and art history.

Most of the larger museums in Åland are open all year round whereas the smaller museums are closed in the winter. However, most can still be visited during the low season by prior arrangement.

 

Homestead museums

A visit to a homestead museum or open air homestead museum in Åland enables you to discover a time that was very different from today’s modern society. You’ll find artefacts, old buildings and whole environments that tell the story of times when people were self-sufficient in Åland.

In Mariehamn

* Övernässtugan, Skillnadsg./Parkg.

In the countryside

* Dånö hembygdsmusem, Dånö, Geta
* Gårdsmuseum, Postad, Hammarland
* Hembygdsgården i Skarpnåtö, Hammarland
* Jonesas, Önningeby, Jomala
* Kalle Glads stuga, Pålsböle, Finström
* Kulturarvsstugan, Olofsnäs, Geta
* Labbas Hembygds & Bankmuseum

In the archipelago

* Hembygdsgården Hermas, Kumlinge
* Seffers hembygdsgård, Vårdö

 

Cultural history museums

Learn more about Ålands cultural history by visiting a museum. The experiences cover everything from the medieval castle in Kastelholm via the fortress ruins in Bomarsund to the fire brigade and the town Mariehamn in the 1920’s. You are guaranteed many experiences and new impressions.

In Mariehamn

* Köpmannamuseet, Parkgatan/Skillnadsgatan
* Mariehamnsmuseet med modellstaden, Ålandsvägen 42
* Ålands Emigrantinstitut, Norra Esplanadgatan 5
* The Åland Islands Art Museum, Stadshusparken
*The Cultural History Museum of Åland, Stadshusparken

In the countryside

* Brandkårsmuseet, Hammarland
* Eckerö Post och Tullhus, Eckerö
* Fängelsemuseet Vita Björn, Kastelholm, Sund
* Idas stuga, Borgboda, Saltvik – obemannad sevärdhet
* Jan Karlsgårdens Friluftsmuseum, Kastelholm, Sund
* Kastelholms slott, Kastelholm, Sund
* Postrotemuseet, Eckerö
* Sirens jordbruksmuseum, Ringsböle, Jomala
* Sjöbloms emigrant- och torparmuseum, Önningeby, Jomala
* Telegrafen – utställning om Bomarsund, Prästö, Sund
* The Åland Hunting and Fishing museum, Käringsund, Eckerö
* Önningebymuseet, Önningeby, Jomala

In the archipelago

* Jurmo Sjöbodsmuseum, Jurmo, Brändö
* Kökar hembygdsmuseum, Kökar
* Museigården Hermas, Enklinge, Kumlinge
* Skärgårdsmuseet, Lappo, Brändo
* Ålands Skolmuseum, Vårdö

 

Maritime Museums

No other industry has influenced Åland and its people as much as shipping. If you want to get acquainted with the proud shipping traditions of Åland we recommend a visit to Åland’s fine maritime museums that offer experiences of everything from peasant shipping to stately sailing ships.

In Mariehamn

* Åland Maritime Museum, Västerhamn 
* The four-masted barque Pommern is closed 2017 due to the building of a dry dock and the change of the main deck and she will open its doors again in May 2018.
* Sjökvarteret, Österhamn

In the countryside

* Skeppargården Pellas, Lemland

In the archipelago

* Lasse Erikssons fartygsmuseum, Vårdö
* Skärgårdsmuseet i Lappo, Brändö


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