Lithuania Sea Museum
Lithuania Sea Museum information
This popular museum, set in a former 19th-century fort about 1.5km from the passenger ferry landing (for Old Castle Port ferries), has some fascinating stuffed sea animals, aquariums and live shows that feature seals, sea lions and dolphins. Note that the dolphinarium was closed for reconstruction on our visit in 2011 but was expected to reopen in 2012.
In July and August horse-drawn carriages (70Lt for up to eight passengers) carry tourists from the ferry landing to the museum. Otherwise, catch the electric tourist train (adult/7-10yr 4/3Lt) that covers the same ground, hire a bicycle (per hr/day 8/40Lt; 10am-8pm May-Sep), or cover the distance on foot. The granite boulder at the start of the path honours past winners of the three- and six-nautical-mile races run around Smiltynė on the second Saturday in October.