The Maritime Museum in Finland – description
- Country: Finland
- City: Aland Islands
- Address: Hamngatan, Mariehamn 22100
I would like to tell You about a remarkable Museum the Åland Maritime Museum in Mariehamn (Finland). The Museum is located on the åland Islands. Its permanent exhibition comprises 8 sections, which tells about a variety of topics.
For example, one of the halls of this Museum, which tells us about hunting and fishing, brings us to the events of the stone age the first settlers of these Islands. Thanks to these first settlers to the Islands were brought in culture from the West of Norway.
There are also exhibition rooms, which tell us about agriculture, people, society, sea, town, war and of course about autonomy! Since the beginning of the autonomy of the åland Islands was started due to the First world war. You can add that every year, on 9 June, the day of autonomy, the Museum is open to everyone!
Basically, the Museum tells the story of the brave pioneers of the wilderness: the brave sailors out hunting for food for the family, as well as pirates. Here you can see the various items decorating the ships, coats of arms, flags and much more.
The most important exhibits of the Museum are the ships and sailboats in full size in all its splendor and magnificence! Presents and fishing boats, military ships, submarines and more!
Near the Museum is the monument to the Unknown sailor, he is dedicated to all people who connected their lives with the sea and those who died at sea.