The Mönsterås Local History Museum is situated in a leisure park in the centre of Mönsterås. It comprises a total of 13 buildings, and must be regarded as one of the largest museums in Kalmar län. Part of the maritime collections are housed in a room in the main building known as the “Seafaring Room”, and the remainder in the house bequeathed to the Museum by the deceased sailor and model maker Karl Svensson. This building, with all its contents, was relocated within the Museum in 1990. On the first floor of the main building are displays of boatbuilding and the history of coastal fishing. The collections are extensive and of high quality. On the road to the Oknö peninsula, right outside the centre of the community, you will find the Fishing Museum that is part of Stranda Local History Museum. Here are three fishing sheds, a seine shed and the blekingeeka (small wooden rowing- and sail boat) Näbban, built in 1931.