Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum
Located in the Gabrielli Palace on the waterfront, is the Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum.
About 100m south of the square along the harbour, might be small, but there's a tremendous variety of sea life packed into its two-dozen...
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Built in 1910 and seating 300 spectators, this theatre hosts a program of classical concerts throughout the year.
Lonely Planet review
Located in the lovely 19th-century Gabrielli Palace on the waterfront, this museum's focus is the sea, sailing and salt-making – three things that have been crucial to Piran’s development over the centuries. There are some old photographs showing salt workers going about their duties in coolie-like straw hats, as well as a wind-powered salt pump and little wooden weights in the form of circles and diamonds that were used to weigh salt during the Venetian Republic. The 2000-year-old Roman amphorae beneath the glass floor here are impressive.
The antique model ships upstairs are very fine; other rooms are filled with old figureheads and weapons, including some lethal-looking blunderbusses. The folk paintings are offerings placed by sailors on the altar of the pilgrimage church at Strunjan for protection against shipwreck.