Fragments of Lithuanian Sea Museum's Outdoor Exposition and Ethnographic Fisherman’s Farmstead
Lithuanian Sea Museum is a marine fauna and history study complex located in Kopgalis – a unique place of the Curonian Spit. The museum was opened in the restored 19th century Nerija Fort in 1979. Its central redoubt is transformed into the aquarium and exposition of the marine fauna, the casemates are used for the exhibition of the history of navigation, and the cannon grounds display the exposition of the old and modern anchors. There are outdoor pools for sea mammals and penguins built in the fort’s yard.
On the grounds used for the exposition of the old fishing vessels the largest exhibits of the museum – the vessels of the weight of several hundreds of tons - can be found. The ethnographic homesteads of the seaside fisherman introduce our visitors with the old traditions of the fishermen’s lifestyle. The dolphinarium was opened here in 1994. Today this modern and dynamic museum working on the basis of the most advantageous methods is one of the most visited museums in Lithuania. Its collections comprise about 80,000 exhibits. These include the preparations of the sea fauna and exhibits of geology, archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, cartography, naval engineering, writings, photo material, philately and philocarty. The museum has a special collection of live exhibits: sea mammals, birds and fish. There are about one thousand live exhibits in the museum.
Here we invite you to get acquainted with part of Lithuanian Sea Museums's complex – exhibits from the grounds of old fishing vessels and the Ethnographic Fisherman’s Farmstead exposition.