Experience

MUSEUM IZOLANA

A HISTORY OF FISHING, SHIP MODELLING AND FISH PROCESSING AT THE IZOLANA MUSEUM

Izolana, the House of the Sea, is dedicated to the history of Izola, emphasizing its maritime and seaside character through documentary photographs depicting fishing as one of its main economic activities. Up until the mid-20th century fishermen used wooden boats that were built and mended in the local shipyards and smaller workshops. Shipbuilding is also presented at the museum and since the authentic traditional vessels are nearly all gone, the exhibition features models of sailboats and traditional vessels from the three coastal towns – Izola, Koper, and Piran. The ship models were created by different modellers. One of them, Izola native Marcel Blažina, created a series of true masterpieces.

The Izolana museum is open on weekends during winter, and every day in the summer months.

ADDRESS: Ulica Alme Vivoda 3 (ex Parenzana Museum)

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