The Åland Maritime Museum is a museum in Mariehamn in the Åland Islands, Finland. It is located in the western part of the town on the sea on Hamangtan, about 1 km at the other end of Storangatan. Along with Ålands Museum it is the most important museum in the islands and a monument to the past glory of Alanland's claim as the holder the world’s largest fleet of wooden sailing ships in the past. The major piece of the museum is a four-masted barque named Pommern moored in the harbour which was built in Glasgow in 1903, which is anchored behind the museum building. The traditional museum designed like a ship’s prow cutting into the land, has been called the “kitsch museum of fishing and maritime commerce.”
The Åland Maritime Museum is considered as one of the world’s finest museums related to merchant sailing ships. The building that depicts this glory is laid out in two floors with a plethora of objects relevant to the past glory of the shipping era. The museum has a library wing which has large collection of old archives of books and photos. Souvenirs of books, picture post cards are also available on sale in the museum shop.
Another unique feature arranged by the Åland Museum, since 2005 on their web site, is information on the role of women in maritime history with particular reference to Åland Islands. The study brought out in the Article titled "Women in Maritime Communities – A Socio-Historical Study of Continuity and Change in the Domestic Lives of Seafarers' Wives in the Åland Islands, from 1930 into the New Millennium", a thesis by Dr. Hagmark is available on the Museum’s web site.