"The old fisherman's cottage" Jastarnia Things to Do Tip by evaanna
Jastarnia Things to Do: 6 reviews and 31 photos
The old fisherman's cottage at Jastarnia dates from 1881 and is now a museum. It displays a collection of all the paraphernalia of fishermen's everyday life on the Hel Peninsula in the 19th century and earlier. I found a child's primer in the Kashubian language especially interesting. As the family living in the cottage were musical, there is even a harmonium there. You can also see some beautifully embroidered linen. In fact, as the custodian said, Kashubian ornaments had their beginnings there - the painted crockery with Kashubian patterns is a modern invention. Hidden behind a door, I found a painting of a nameless contemporary Kashubian artist painting along the lines of the Kashubian tradition. The custodian did not think much of his work, but I liked it very much and hope he will still be discovered. It is worth noting that the timber used in the construction of the cottage came from shipwrecks.
In the summer months the museum is open between 14.00 and 18.00. Otherwise, you must come with a group. We found it locked in April but managed to get in with a group in September this year. Asked why the museum is always closed, the custodian, who, to put it mildly, did not seem to love his work, asked me in return who was going to pay for it. Haven't they heard of volunteer work?
Admission: 2 zl
Address: Rynkowa 10, Jastarnia
Directions: Follow the signs by the church pointing to the museum
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