Nida fisherman's ethnographic homestead

Nidos žvejo etnografinė sodyba
Ethnographic homestead of Nida fisherman

Naglių g. 4, Nida

Working hours:
June 1 - 15 September
I – VII 10:00–18:00 val.
Rugsėjo 16 d. – gegužės 31 d.
II – VI 10:00–17:00 val.
During the summer season from June 1st. until September 15. also works on public holidays.

Ticket prices:
For an adult- 1,00 EUR
For a pupil, a student- 0,50 eur
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The Ethnographic Fisherman’s Homestead in Nida, which is typical in the Curonian Spit, is situated on the shore of the lagoon in the southern part of old Nida, in the former village of Haken (part of the village on the cape in the lagoon).
The farmstead was built by local craftsmen in 1927 and consisted of two connected buildings, which was a typical layout at the time: once the offspring of the family got married, an extension to a house was built and the new family settled next to the parents. The farmstead was severely damaged by drift ice in 1970. With strong south-easterly winds blowing, drift ice came dangerously close to the house, where the sleeping master of the household must have experienced the most unexpected ‘ride’ together with the house.
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 fisherman 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.
Visos sodybos patalpos įrengtos taip, kad atspindėtų senųjų žvejų gyvenimą: čia išvysite autentiškus baldus, indus bei kitus ūkyje naudotus daiktus, žvejybos įnagius. Čia ypač akį traukia ornamentuotos kėdės, tapytais ornamentais išpuošta kraičio skrynia, jaunamartės ir sidabrinių vestuvių vainikėliai, poledinės žūklės žvejo batai.
The exhibition was first renewed in 2017, using modern innovative equipment, various visual solutions and creative installations in order to create a sense of presence of the old residents of the house. The idea behind the renewed exhibition is a sense of a moment stilled in time, as if the house was full of life and bustle of its inhabitants. Therefore, authentic articles are placed as if they were in use.
Žvejo etnografinėje sodyboje organizuojami liaudies teatrų spektakliai, folkloro ansamblių koncertai, demonstruojami tautodailininkų dirbiniai ir senieji amatai.