Our collections

Crankshafts and coffee pots, silk shawls and stoker's caps, figureheads and funnel symbols: our collections cover all aspects of Åland's maritime history from 18th century farmer-seafaring to modern global shipping.  Our world class collections have been built up through the generous donations of individuals, shipping companies and other businesses and we gladly consider new donations.


Our archives include muster rolls, ships' logbooks, surveys and sea charts as well as personal letters and diaries.  Some material is in English such as correspondence between shipping companies, brokers and chandlers.  We also have an excellent photographic archive with everything from commercial ship portraits to sailors' snapshots.

If you wish to visit the archives, please make an appointment. We can also search the archives for you, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


In our library you will find a wealth of nautical literature relating to Åland and beyond, including Lloyd's shipping registers from 1764 onwards.  You can check our catalogue via SÖK at Åland library's website.  Our library is open Monday-Wednesday from 11-16 but please contact us in advance if you are making a special trip.


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