The exhibitions at the Åland Maritime Museum tells stories of how the contradictory and omnipresent sea since time immemorial has affected the Åland islanders.
Our exhibitions take all our visitors on an exciting historical voyage. Personal stories are mixed with rare objects and entertaining activities. Our ambition is to awaken your curiosity and encourage conversations.
At the Åland Maritime Museum we can boast with a world class collection. Apart from incredibly fine models and impressive figureheads, there is also recreated ship interiors built up around original equipment, furnishings and objects. These come alive through photographs, stories and activities.
The museum’s collections are made up of a plethora of typical maritime objects next to things that don’t seem to have anything at all to do with seafaring. They raise questions: What is valuable? What is beautiful? What should be saved for the future? The temporary exhibition “Hilda’s perfume – on the soul of things” discusses these questions.