The Oskarshamn Maritime Museum collections which are housed in Oskarshamn's cultural centre are very extensive and are regarded as one of the most comprehensive in the country. The number of ship portraits and models is very large and there is also an extensive collection of items from the Oskarshamn shipyard. There is also a great collection of drawings from the same shipyard in the museum archives. The museum collection is owned by the independent foundation Oskarshamns Sjöfartsmuseum (Oskarshamn Maritime Museum), which is a non-profit organisation relying on economic support from its members as well as from the Oskarshamn municipality and different businesses. The exhibit is now closed pending an extensive remodelling that is expected to be finished in 2013. In the meantime some of the Maritime Museum's collections are showed in temporary exhibitions.