1 June - 15 September
II – VI 10:00–17:00
Further working hours will be adjusted
The Ethnographic Fisherman‘s farmstead, which is a typical house in the Curonian Spit area, is located on the shore of the lagoon in the southern part of an old part of Nida. This part in the past used to be the former village of Haken (the part of the village on the cape in the lagoon).
The farmstead was built by local craftsmen in 1927 and was concluded of two connected building (the building from the western side was built a little bit later) and later in 1944 it was destroyed. The remaining part of the farmstead was affected in 1968 during the floating of the ice.
In 1973, conservationists from Klaipėda restored both residential houses and the outbuilding. The building facing the lagoon features an exhibition of a typical house interior and tells of daily life of a fishermen living on the Curonian Spit at the turn of the 20th century. The entire homestead-turned-museum was fitted out to reflect the old way of life of local fishermen.
All the premises of the homestead are equipped to reflect the life of old fishermen: here, you will see authentic furniture, utensils and other items used on the farm, fishing tackle. Ornamental chairs, a chest of drawers decorated with painted ornaments, bridesmaids' wreaths and wreaths from a silver wedding anniversary, a fisherman's shoes for ice-fishing are especially eye-catching here.
Two authentic fishing boats stand next to the homestead. Behind the fence, on the side of the lagoon, a copy of the Curonian sailboat, the Kurėnas, is exhibited.
The Ethnographic Fisherman’s Homestead organises performances of folk theaters, concerts of folklore ensembles and presenting typical art and old crafts.