Crankshafts and coffee pots, silk shawls and stoker’s caps, figureheads and funnel symbols: our collections cover all aspects of Åland’s maritime history from 18th century farmer-seafaring to modern global shipping.  Our world class collections have been built up through the generous donations of individuals, shipping companies and other businesses and we gladly consider new donations.


In our library you will find a wealth of nautical literature relating to Åland and beyond, including Lloyd’s shipping registers from 1764 onwards. 


The Maritime Museum’s collections consist of objects, photographs, archival material and books representing Åland’s maritime heritage. The bulk of the collections has been acquired through donations and bequests from private individuals, shipping companies and other business. Thanks to all these generous contributions the Maritime Museum’s collections are of the highest international standard.


The Åland Maritime Museum archives contain a plethora of material for those who want to delve deeper into Åland’s maritime past; muster rolls, log books, business correspondence, private letters, sea charts and ship drawings as well as a large photographic collection.

If you are interested in visiting our archives, please contact us. You can book your appointment by sending an e-mail to