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 homestead musem, Dånö, Geta
* Skarpnåtö homestead museum, Skarpnåtö, Hammarland
* Jonesas, Önningeby, Jomala
* Kalle Glad’s cottage, Pålsböle, Finström
* Kulturarvsstugan, Olofsnäs, Geta
* Labbas’ Homestead & Bank museum

In the archipelago

* The archipelago homestead museum 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
* Mariehamn Museum (miniature), Ålandsvägen 42
* Åland Emigrant Institute, Norra Esplanadgatan 5
The Cultural History Museum of Åland, Stadshusparken

In the countryside

* The Aland Fire Brigade Museum, Hammarland
* Eckerö Post and Custom house, Eckerö
* Prison Museum Vita Björn, Kastelholm, Sund
* Ida’s cottage, Borgboda, Saltvik – unmanned sight
* Jan Karlsgården Outdoor Museum, Kastelholm, Sund
* Kastelholm Castle, Kastelholm, Sund
* Mail Route Museum, Eckerö
* Sirens jordbruksmuseum, Ringsböle, Jomala
* Sjöblom’s emigrants- and crofters museum, Önningeby, Jomala
* The Telegraph – an exhibition about Bomarsund, Prästö, Sund
* The Åland Hunting and Fishing museum, Käringsund, Eckerö

In the archipelago

* Jurmo Boat house museum, Jurmo, Brändö
* The local folklore museum on Kökar, Kökar
* The Aland School museum, Vårdö

 

Art Museums

In Mariehamn

* Åland Art Museum, Stadshusparken, Mariehamn

In the countryside

* Önningeby museum, Önningeby, Jomala

 

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

* The Maritime Quarter, Österhamn

In the countryside

* The Shipowner’s homestead Pellas, Lemland

In the archipelago

* Lasse Eriksson’s ship museum, Vårdö
* The archipelago museum in Lappo, Brändö


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