The collection exhibited in the Museum of Salt-Making was created by the Sergej Masera Maritime Museum of Piran. The museum works were finished in the spring of 1991.
The artefacts, pictures and texts, which form the collection, show the working and living environment of the salt-makers. The collection emphasises the elements that characterised the summer period, when the salt-makers moved into their houses among the salt-pans.
On the ground floor one can learn about the development of salt-making in the north-east Adriatic. The salt works of Piran were very important to the social, economic and cultural life on the coast. Certainly, the most valuable salt-pans were the ones of Se~ovlje, where their extraordinary natural and cultural heritage can still be witnessed.
Part of the ground floor shows what a salt store looked like. The salt is harvested in the salt-pans belonging to the museum. Tools used for work in the salt-pans and in store-houses are also exposed here.
In the restored salt-pans a group of salt-workers use traditional methods and tools. A systematic scheme of how salt-pans function can be seen on the ground floor of the Museum. Any of the salt-workers in the salt-pans of the museum will gladly explain the traditional method of work.
Between 16 March and 30 June, and 1 September and 30 November the Museum is open every day but Monday
Between 1 July and 31 August the Museum is open every day but Monday
The Museum is closed between 1 December and 15 March. If you wish to visit the Museum, please make an appointment.
If it rains the museum is closed.
You will need your identity card, as access to the Museum is on the Slovene-Croatian border!
For other information please contact the Sergej Masera Maritime Museum of Piran, tel. +386 (0)66 746 826.