S:t Anna Skärgårdsmuseum
Archipelago museum in Tyrislöt
S:t Anna Skärgårdsmuseum is the local history museum of the Sankt Anna archipelago and is located about 44 kilometres southeast of Söderköping in the town of Tyrislöt on the island Norra Finnö, which can be reached by bridge from the mainland.
At the southern tip of Norra Finnö, in the direct vicinity of a camping site and the beach Tyrislöt Havsbad, the S:t Anna Skärgårdsmuseum tells about the former living conditions on the archipelago islands.
Most of the exhibition is housed in an old, restored barn and two smaller outbuildings. When the museum was opened in 2000, it was the first archipelago museum in the province of Östergötlands Län. The numerous exhibits, photos and information panels illustrate the special living and working conditions of the former inhabitants of the archipelago islands, but also show the possibilities the archipelago offers today in terms of life and work.
As expected, most of the exhibition is dedicated to fishing as the main source of food and income in the archipelago. In addition to the various fishing boats typical of the archipelago in earlier days, numerous historical fishing gear is on display and the different fishing methods are explained. Alternative methods for food supply, such as hunting seabirds in the past, are also presented.
Simple agricultural implements, a small storage shed and an old farm kitchen describe the small-scale agriculture on the islands, some of which is carried out under difficult conditions. An outbuilding houses a historic threshing machine and a restored glow head engine.
In the buildings and on a small outside area, old barges, work boats and transport boats are shown, with which in former times goods and people were transported between the islands. The museum is open regularly from midsummer to mid-August. Group bookings are also possible from May to September.
S:t Anna Skärgårdsmuseum: Opening hours & admission
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00
Last update: 2019