"Seafarers' Home" Museum Sellin
New museum presents working and living conditions of fishermen and seafarer of Sellin
With the “Seafarers’ Home Museum” opened in June 2011 the Baltic seaside resort of Sellin has a further attraction. Situated directly by Sellin Lake, the thatched house presents itself in the traditional style with brick and timbered with oak.
In a carefully designed show there are everyday tools of fishermen and boatbuilders presented, as are ancient navigation instruments, ship models, paintings, furniture and some much sought after seafarers’ souvenirs from far away countries. Who looks for extra information, may follow a guided tour through the exhibition on a touch screen.
Under the rooftop there is the special Rügen fossil exhibition “Versteinertes Leben – Fossilien von der Insel Rügen“ on show. The private collection of Seedorf fisherman Uwe Kankel contains unique specimen from different ages. Also the archive of the maritime folklorist Dr. Wolfgang Rudolph found a new home here. For centuries he explored the history of seafarers and fishermen.
The little museum may be reached comfortably from the village over the main road – railway crossing – turning right to Seestrasse. Car drivers use the main parking place at station “Ostbahnhof“ and walk 350m to the west. The new hiking and biking trail from Baabe along the narrow gauge railway trail directly passes the museum, as does the biking and hiking trail from Moritzdorf, Seedorf, Altensien, Neuensien and Lancken-Granitz to Sellin.Free entrance for alle visitors.
Monday: 10:00 – 16:00 h
Tuesday: 12:30 – 16:00 h
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00 h
Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00 h
Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 h