Jan Karlsgården open-air museum

The Jan Karlsgården open-air museum is packed with Åland traditions and gives you an idea of how an Ålander farm might have looked like in the late 1800s. Activities and events are organised here both in the summer and during.

When the museum was founded in the 1930s it was named after the farm Jan Karls in Finström, where the main building comes from. Today, there are about 20 buildings at Jan Karlsgården, all moved here from various parts of Åland. Together, the buildings provide quite a dose of Åland’s building and living culture, giving you as a visitor a view of the settings in which Ålanders used to live and work.

Activity days, among other things, are held in the summer and a maypole has been raised on Midsummer’s Eve since the 1940s. The annual Lilla Jul (Little Christmas) market is Åland’s largest Christmas market, held on the first weekend in December.

Our museums are open

Summer 2021

2 May – 30 September
Daily 10am – 5pm

Free admission, welcome!


Silvana Fagerholm-Sjöblom

Kastelholms slott

e-mail silvana.fagerholm-sjoblom@regeringen.ax
+358 (0)457 3900000