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Pomorie, Museum of Salt - Музей на солта

Pomorie, Museum of Salt - Музей на солта

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Pomorie Lake, Pomorie, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 596 25344
1 October – 31 May: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday – Friday closed on Saturday and Sunday. 1 June – 30 September: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm, Monday – Friday, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm on Saturday closed on Sunday
http://bulgariatravel.org/en/object/76/Muzej_na_solta
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The only salt museum not only in Bulgaria but for the whole Eastern Europe is located in the town of Pomorie, 20 km away from Burgas. It opened its doors on 7 September 2002. It is dedicated to the ... Read more
production of salt through solar evaporation of seawater. The museum showcases the ancient Alchialos method for salt production. The production of salt in the region of Pomorie provided a livelihood for the local people for centuries. According to historic sources the salt-pans in the region of Pomorie existed even before the establishment of the town (about the 5th century BC). In ancient times salt was extremely valuable – rare and expensive – and for this reason it was sometimes called “white gold”. The Salt Museum in Pomorie is a specialized outdoor museum - visitors may see both the museum building and the 20 decares of salt-pans adjacent to the museum, where salt is still being produced. The salt-pans are a number of basins separated from one another by wood and dirt embankments. Salt is produced there utilizing the same technology that was used сеnturies ago. The museum exposition in the building represents the development of the ancient salt-production technology. Here you can see a rich collection of photographs from the beginning of the 20th century and copies of documents form the period 15th - 19th century, which depict the production and trade in salt in the Bulgarian lands. Some of the most interesting exhibits in the collection are authentic salt-working tools such was wooden salt-working barrows, rakes, etc. In the museum building you can also watch films dedicated to salt production. Lake Pomorie, on which territory the museum and the salt-pans are located, is a protected zone. There are over 200 birds species observed in the habitat of the lake and over it passes the bird migration route of Via Pontica. There are some artificial small islands built in the lake where colonies of Common and Swandich Terns, Pied Avocets and other birds make their nests. Special video cameras in the salt-pans monitor the behaviour of the birds and the visitors may watch the feathered tribes on screens inside the museum. Additional information materials and souvenirs are available at the museum.

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Belgrade, Serbia

An interesting museum dedicated to the history of salt and its production. Various tools are presented in the museum, along with the short film. If you like specific museums take a look.

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Moss Beach
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This little museum is dedicated to the local historic sea salt works and is located in the old town area on the narrow strip of land that stretches between Pomorie Lake and the old salt works. I enjoyed the talk by museum staff (in Bulgarian) and the photo displays. You can buy genuine local sea salt to bring home as a trendy souvenir. Salt is produced by museum volunteers in the same way it's been produced since antiquity.

You can also join the locals and soak and play in the mud near the salt works. The mud is said to have medicinal benefits. Some folks strip completely, others wear bathing suits. You can give it a try too, just be ready to rinse off in saltwater after your mud bath. To be really prepared bring freshwater for a shower.

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