The new onboard exhibition and visitor experience is a journey in three acts where activities, soundtracks and facts bring you close to history and on a passage to Australia and back again. Allow at least 90 minutes to complete the voyage.
Your visit on the Pommern starts at the Åland Maritime Museum, where you buy your ticket. From the museum’s western terrace, a gangway leads across to the ship. Aboard you are greeted by a Pommern host, who hands out audio guides for the weather deck soundtrack. The soundtrack is available in English, Swedish and Finnish. The kids’ soundtrack presents the voyage from a different point of view but follows the same route as the soundtrack for older visitors. To follow the entire soundtrack takes approximately 30 minutes. After finishing, the audio guides are returned to the Pommern host and it is time to go down to tween deck.
There are eight action stations on tween deck that in their own way ties in with the voyage and to the stories you have encountered on weather deck. Here you get to try your hands at various activities that illustrate work and leisure, such as sail making, discharging of ballast and dance aboard. The activities are made up of a mix of interactive games and traditional skills work with authentic materials.
The cargo hold experience is an audio-visual show where you get to circumnavigate the globe for the third time; this time by following the Pommern through calmness and storm. The show is a strong experience and sensitive visitors are informed before going down to the cargo hold. The show is short, however, and the enormous hold can be beheld without any special effects. Along the hull and in the midline, we have fitted glass flooring in order to show more of the ship’s own structure all the way down to the keel.
Last entry is an hour before closing but in order to really see and experience the Pommern we recommend you allow 90 minutes for the visit.