During the summer our engineers demonstrate the triple expansion steam engine inside the Maritime Museum, and the hot bulb enginge onboard the sailing ship Pommern. The demonstrations are on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11am – 1pm starting 29 June.
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.
In a private home in Mariehamn one can find one of the world’s finest and most detailed ship models. It was built by an Åland sailor in a POW camp during World War II with neither drawings nor tools at hand. How did he do it? Who was he? Watch the moving documentary “Dreaming of Ponape – a man and his model”