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.

Exhibitions

Ship portraits related to the Turku archipelago

Viking – the first genuine car ferry between Finland and Sweden

The Dutchess and the Capitains Wife. Photographs by Pamela Eriksson showing life on Herzogin Cecilie in the 1930´s.

 

Events

13.6     18 -      Exhibit opening, free admittance.

 

Open

11.6 – 12.8 tue-sun 11 - 18

13.8 – 31. 8  tue-sun 11 - 16

closed 21-23.6

 

Entry fee 4 € / 0 € children < 12

 

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.

Open

26.6 - 11.8  wed – sun  12 -16

17.8 – 29.9  sat – sun 12 -16

 Other times by appointment.

Entry fee 4 € / 0 € children < 12

Season ticket  Hembygdsmuseet + Skärimuseet 5€ 

 

Skärimuseet Verkan, 21710 Korpo

040 741 0545 / Siv Wikström 0400 772 179/ www.korpo.hembygd.fi


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.

Events

22.6 16 - 17  Open Air worship

Open

26.6 - 11.8. wed – sun  12 - 16

17.8 – 29.9  sat – sun 12 - 16

Other times by appointment.

Entry fee 4 € / 0 € children < 12

Season ticket  Hembygdsmuseet + Skärimuseet 5€  

 

Strömmavägen 39, 21710 Korpo

040 741 0545 / Siv Wikström 0400 772 179/  www.korpo.hembygd.fi


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.

Events
6.7  15 -    Traditional sailing
9.7  19 -     Eva Frantz –  author evening
11.7 11 -    Environment Day
17.7 18 -    Singing festival
26.7 19 -    Korpo Sea Jazz – Consert

Open

24.6 - 11.8       tue-fri 12 - 19
                     sat- sun 12-16

Entry fee 4 € / 0 € children < 12

 

Näsby  Houtskär 

Lennart Brunnsberg 0400 – 723 375 / Bengt Backman 0400 – 536 036


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.

Open

24.6 - 4.8        mon – tue, thu – sat 16 – 18

                       wed 15 – 18

                       sun 11 - 13

 

Entry fee 3€  vuxna/  1,50€  children  7-17 years

 

Utö

Karolina Zilliacus 0407331954 / Karolina.zilliacus@uto.fi 


The Small Pulley Museum in Iniö

The Pulley Museum is located next to the church in Iniö Norrby. In addition to the collection of pulleys and blocks there are also other objects which pertain to boats and vessels, and to travelling on the ice during winter times.

Open by appointment only.

Admission 3 €, children under 12 free admisson.

Bodgård, Norrby 23390, Iniö

Jukka Torikka 041 4566454