The Cultural History Museum of Aland, Mariehamn

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The Åland Museum & Åland Art Museum is a museum in Mariehamn in the Åland Islands, Finland. It is located in the eastern part of the town, about 200 metres from the harbour. Along with Åland Maritime Museum it is the most important museum in the islands. Both the main museum and the art museum are housed in the same building. The art museum of the museum is referred to in the Swedish language as the "Konstmuseum".
The Åland Museum traces the history of the islands from prehistoric times up until the present day while the Art Museum houses a permanent collection of local art as well as interesting temporary exhibitions. The museum plays an inspirational place for display of culture of both Finland and Sweden.
Complete history of the development of the islands (Ålands Islands are 6000 islands which are self-governing Islands off the Finnish coast. said to be politically Finnish but culturally Swedish), from prehistoric times onwards till date, is exhibited; a particular display in this genre is the boat made of seal skin dated to the Stone Age. A traditional pharmacy is also recreated. Bomarsund, the ruined Russian fortress is also illustrated in a painting.
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  • This museum, which I gather has undergone a complete revamp, provides an excellent overview of and insight to Åland's history from prehistoric times through to the current day. The exhibits are well p...  more »
  • A different, modern and cozy museum. Central location and close to the guest marina. The museum is interesting for all ages.
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  • Interesting place, nice exhibits. A little dark inside so can be hard to read some of the text. Came here alone and it took nearly two hours to see everything.
  • Lovely museum to visit for 60 to 90 minutes. Very sweet guide.
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