Sjöfartsmuseum information

Mariehamn , Åland Archipelago
Street Hamngatan 2
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adult/child €10/6
Opening hours
10am-5pm May-Aug, 11am-4pm Sep-May
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Lonely Planet review

Åland marine heritage is explored at the Sjöfartsmuseum , a traditional museum that’s designed to look like a ship’s prow cutting into the land. Preserved boats make up most of the exhibitions, particularly glorious ship’s figureheads such as a rare male carving that once graced the California . It’s a great place to discover your inner pirate with plenty of ships in bottles, sea chests and nautical accoutrements. The central part of the museum is a re-creation of a ship with mast, saloon, galley and cabins.