Åland’s best known landmark is the Pommern, the only large tall ship in the world that remains unaltered from her days in active service.
The Åland Maritime Museum Trust is making a major investment in a new visitor experience on board the Pommern that will open in May 2019. The exhibition 'Pommern – 100 days under sail’ will make the ship come alive with the crew’s own stories. It will be an exciting experience based on real events, where the visitors get to explore the ship and sense the presence of her elusive crew.
The Pommern is the only four-masted merchant sailing ship in the world still in its original state. She is a typical cargo carrier, built 1903 in Scotland and bought by the Åland shipowner Gustaf Erikson in 1923. Pommern has carried timber from Scandinavia, saltpetre from Chile and grain from Australia. Her last commercial voyage was done in 1939 and since 1952 Pommern has been a museum ship. Today the ship is owned by the Town of Mariehamn, but is managed by the Åland Maritime Museum Trust.