Fisherman‘s Ethnographic Homestead

neo_image.phpThe main building in the Fisherman’s Ethnographic Farmstead was built in 1900, but in the beginning of eighties ice floes destroyed the dwelling house. The family that lived there was moved to another place and, after restoration of the dwelling, the ethnographic farmstead of XIX-XX century was set up here, which belongs to Neringa Museum of History. The old building had so called “two end” planning. However it wasn’t complete. Later the museum authority constructed the second half of the building and obtained more space by not breaking the traditions because it was rather common to attach new rooms to the house when grown up children got married.

The western part of the dwelling, water well and environment were restored by analogy with other ethnographic farmsteads. The display, which is located in the old part, tells visitors about the fisherman’s life. Visitors will see furniture, dishes and other equipment used for the housekeeping.

There are six rooms in the house – two on one side and four on another – divided by a corridor. Past the entrance on the left, one will be in the kitchen. The white-glazed tile stove and oven for bread baking stand there. The room behind the kitchen is called “magia stuba”, which means “small room”, and the next room is called “diza stuba”, which means “large room”. The fourth room adjoins the kitchen between the large room and the corridor. All rooms are set up in the way old fishermen lived. One must be amazed by ornamented chairs, bedroom furniture or chest of dowry. Walls of the room are decorated with brides and silver wedding crowns.

Four fishing boats lie near the farmstead – from simple ones to the traditional dragnet boat, which is called “kurenas”. All boats are original and were used for fishing some time ago.

Cultural and educational activities 

Folk theatre performances, concerts of folklore and ethnographic ensembles, display of folk art and old crafts.

More information: www.nerija.lt

 

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