Pargas is comprised of five joined municipalities; Pargas, Nagu, Iniö, Houtskär and Korpo.

The local museums in the area are custodians of the rich cultural heritage of the archipelago. The museums exhibits present a variety aspects, ranging from traditional hunting and fishing economies to the boat building, industrial history, farming, traditional crafts and maritime history.   

The museums in the Pargas Archipelago provide a wide assortment of cultural experiences and traditional knowledge. Welcome to visit our museums!

Museums in the Archipelago

  1. The Maritime House in Nagu
  2. Korpo Skärimuseum
  3. Korpo Local History Museum
  4. The Archipelago Museum in Houtskär
  5. The Stone House - The Local History museum in Utö
  6. The Small Pulley Museum in Iniö

The Maritime House in Nagu

Proud seafaring traditions of Nagu from the early 1800s until present day are on display in the Maritime House in Nagu. The exhibit reveals histories that pertain to shipbuilding, ship-ownership and ship’s crews.

Opening hours 2018

12th of June - 12th of August,  Tue-Sun 11-18.

14th of August - 31st of August. Tue-Sun 11-16.

Admission 3 € adults, children free admission.

Kyrkostigen 3, 21660 Nagu.


Korpo Skärimuseum

The Skärimuseum is at the Verkan Marina. In the museum you will meet the infamous “boot-legger” Hjalmar Mäkelä. Hjalmar’s personal belongings and photographs are on display. The exhibit also includes bird-hunting, boat engines as well as films of winter seine fishing.

Opening hours 2018

fri-su 15.6.-17.6. wed-su 27.6.-12.8., sa-su 18.8.-30.9.  12-16.

Admission 3 € adults, children free admission.

Verkan, 21710 Korpo.


Korpo Local History Museum

Inside the houses and cottages of this pittoresque museum are unique historic collections from the Åboland archipelago. At the beach there is a shed with traditional fishing gear.

Open hours 2018

 sa - su 16-17.6. wed-su 27.6.-12.8. sa-su 18.8.-30.9. 12-16

Admission 3 € adults, children free admission.

 

Strömmavägen 39, 21710 Korpo.

Siw Wikström 0400 772 179.


The Archipelago Museum in Houtskär

Ten wood-built buildings by the sea make up the Archipelago Museum located next to the church in Näsby. The museum exhibit contains boats, marine engines, fishing gear as well as several items used in the past by the islanders.

Opening hours 2018

25th of June - 12th of August Tue-Fri 12-19. Sat-su 12-16.

Admission 3 € adults, children free admission.

Näsby Houtskär.

Lennart Brunnsberg 0400-723 375


The Stone House - The Local History Museum in Utö

The Stone house is the oldest building on the island and was erected in 1753, together with the light house.

Opening hours 2018

5.6.-5.8. mon-tu, thu-sa kl. 16-18, wed 15-18, su 11-13

Admission 3 € adults, children 7-17 1,50€

Utö

Hilkka Bergman 040 772 4212


The Small Pulley Museum in Iniö

The Pulley Museum is next to the church in Iniö Norrby. Besides the collection of pulleys and block there are also other objects which pertain to boats and vessels. Scale models of ships, sailor’s chests, lanterns as well as tools used by ship’s carpenters are also part of the exhibit in Iniö.

Open by appointment only.

Admission 3 €, children under 12 free admisson.

Bodgård, Norrby 23390, Iniö

Jukka Torikka 041 4566454