Åland Maritime Museum
Aland Maritime Museum is a traditional and ancient piece of Aland’s history in Finland. As Aland museum shows the art and skills but Aland Maritime Museum presents mostly the glory stories. It is one of the world’s few sailing ships display museums because Aland was the largest sailing wooden ships platform in the past.
Aland Maritime Museum actually shows this history with its biggest item a ship known as pommern standing behind the museum in a lake. Beside the ship museum is fill with books and photos about different topic which include the famous book “A Socio-Historical Study of Continuity & Change in the Domestic Lives of Seafarers” written by Dr.Hagmark which represents a deep study of the role of women in the past in Aland. Some items are also there for sale. As the Aland is surrounded by seas and water so it is full of ships and boats which are now a part of the Maritime museum in which every ship has its own story of fighting with storms and are very old.
The big ship of pommern had done a duty of trade travelling on the route of Australia and England launched in 1903 and is a heritage of Aland. It has won awards and worked during World War 2 having a record of completing its route four times in 100 days. Along with this all in the museum has more to show in the form of paintings and small boats in which some of them are prepared by the local artists.
Many sailors had been collecting different items from sea shores which are now in display in the maritime museum with a collection of shells, jaw bones of shark and the most amazing is the king’s pirate’s flag. The museum has been now renovated and added many wings to it.