Admission with Museum Card

What does a sailor without a ship do? An exhibition about the model of Ponape – a miniature miracle

Åland Maritime Museum, Maarianhamina

  • 15.4.2024–31.12.2025

One of the world’s finest and most detailed shop models was built without drawings and tools in a WWII camp by Runar Husell, an Åland sailor.


Model maker Runar Husell began life as an exceptionally headstrong and talented foster child from the island of Vårdö in the Åland archipelago. At the time of his death in his mid-50s, he had become both a master mariner and a civil engineer.

The unique model depicts the four-masted barque Ponape. It is 226 cm long and built to a 1:40 scale. All of its tiny details, including the millimetre-small turnbuckles, are fully functioning.

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Museum contact details

Åland Maritime Museum
Hamngatan 2, 22100 Maarianhamina

+358 18 19930

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Åland Maritime Museum, Hamngatan 2, 22100 Maarianhamina


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

16,50/11,50/0 €

Opening hours

Mon 10:00-17:00
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

Jun-Aug 10-17., Sep-May 11-16

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