Åland’s Hunting and Fishing Museum’s collections represent local history from mainly the 19th and the 20th century until today. Our collections consist of different objects, photographs, maps, audiovisual material as well as other related archive material. The museum’s collection process started during the 1970s, during which time the collection belonged to the supporting association of Åland’s Hunting and Fishing Museum. The collection would later be transferred to the Foundation of Åland’s Hunting and Fishing Museum in 1995, the same time in which the new museum building was finished. Most of the objects in the museum have been donated by private donors. The museum continuously accepts new donations, after evaluation and according to the museum’s collection policy. The collection of the museum mainly consists of three main collections: The ethnographical collections include objects mainly from the end of the 19th century until today. In some instances, older objects can be found in this collection.
The natural history collection consists of mainly taxidermy mounts, eggs as well as skulls and bones. We do not accept any donations of birds and animals who are extinct unless you have a certificate from the Government of Åland.
Archives. The archive is mainly from the 19th and the 20th century, with the exception of a hunting law from 1664.
In the museum, you can visit our library. The library contains literature related to hunting and fishing. The books and the magazines can be read during your visit, you may not, however, borrow any books from the library. Our library is not part of any database. However, in the museum, there is a list of all the books and magazines you can find in the library.