Archipelago homestead museum Hermas

Address: Enklinge , 22820 Kumlinge Show map

Address: Enklinge , 22820 Kumlinge

The old archipelago homestead Hermas, dating back to the 1500´s, is situated in the centre of the village of Enklinge. The first known farmer of the homestead, was the “counting-man” Per Olson, who was mentioned in the tax roll of 1537. The farm was inhabited until 1973 when the last person residing at the homestead, Sven Karlsson, died.

The people of Hermas were fishing farmers, who kept cattle and farmed the land for their own needs, while the main income came from fishing.

On the farm there are manor house and a large number of outbuildings such as the joinery, storehouses, grainstore, stable, cowshed, windmill, smoke sauna and more.

The interiors of the buildings are well preserved and the farm contains a unique collection of old utility goods. Here´s everything from household items, hand tools and clothes to farm and fishing equipment.

In 1979 the Åland Government bought the old archipelago homestead in order to make it a museum.

Optional entrance fee

Open 2017
June 12th - August 12th daily at 10 am–5 pm
Closed on Midsummer' Eve June 23rd. Other times by agreement.

For other times please call tel. +358 40 556 5984.

Show more

About this activity

Nearby accommodations

Cottages

Long Island in Kumlinge

Distance: 1.4 km
Imagine to settle down on your own island and enjoy a Long Island Iced Tea... this is possible in the Åland archipelago, the name of the island is in English Long Island. The cottage is 70 sqm.
Campsites

Hasslebo - your organic guest house on Kumlinge in Åland's archipelago

Distance: 6.1 km
The little friendly guest house in the middle of the wonderful Scandinavian Islands invites you to stay for holidays or meetings, all year round! We offer you site for your tent or your caravan.
Bed & Breakfast

Glada Laxen

Distance: 1.4 km
A restaurant and an inn, housed in the former sea rescue station in Kumlinge in the middle of the unique Åland Archipelago at the small island Bärö. Restaurant and guest rooms are open April-October.Fishing packages are available April-June and August-October.