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“A lesson in the life of real sailors”

Aland Maritime Museum
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Mariehamn
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Owner description: A visit to the Aland Maritime Museum is exciting for children and adults alike. The exhibitions are filled with dramatic stories and fantastic objects, such a genuine 18th century pirate’s flag. There are also lots of interactivities, such as a climbing mast, a bridge simulator and a karaoke. Seadog, landlubber or in between - Aland Maritime Museum has something for everybody.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The sailship Pommern was built in 1903 and is still going strong. The life of sailors hundres years ago were hard, and both the ship and the museum give the visitor a good lesson in the differences at sea. The captain having his own saloon and separate bathroom, while the ordinary seamen had a very modest and shared accommodation.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Aland Islands and Aland Islanders have a fascinating maritime history, not just locally in the Baltic but across the trade routes of the world. This museum provides a comprehensive look at mainly the 19th century tradition mainly through excellent models and recreation of parts of ships in a very modern and well-appointed museum which has as its primary outside exhibit the 4 masted clipper ship Pommern. If you have an inerest in matters maritime this place should be on your list to visit. A couple of hours was just not enough time for me!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Interesting couple of hours was had exploring the 3 floors off the museum which has just been renovated. While reading about the great Aland sailing ships you just wish there was more stories about the time the sailors spent at sea in sometimes harsh conditions.After you have explored the museum you walk across to the Tall ship Pommern which I may add was built in Glasgow in 1903 she survived 2 wars. So if you decide to visit the museum I hope you will take your time and enjoy

Thank chelstru
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a very interesting museum if you are interested in the sea and seafaring and in the history of Åland. In fact this and the Pommern which is part of the same museum are the only things to do in Mariahamn so if you are there you should do it.

Thank RhodriT1
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

I liked the exhibition very much. It covers the great Aland sailing ships' history before they are outcompeted by steam ships. Joseph Conrad short stories are recommended reading before entering the museum.

Thank Tapio T
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