Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum

Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum information

Location
Piran , Slovenia
Address
Cankarjevo nabrežje 3
Telephone
+386 5 5 671 00 40
More information
www.pomorskimuzej.si
Prices
adult/child €3.50/2.10
Opening hours
9am-noon & 5-9pm Tue-Sun Jul & Aug, 9am-5pm Tue-Sun Sep-Jun
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Located in the 19th-century Gabrielli Palace on the waterfront, this museum's focus is the sea, with plenty of salty-dog stories relating to Slovenian seafaring. In the archaeological section, the 2000-year-old Roman amphorae beneath the glass floor 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.