Due to the difficult access to construction materials on the peninsula, the common practice was recycled construction. Wood was purchased from shipwrecks and used to build houses. Characteristic elements of the building are the holes in the wall of unknown origin. The hut is situated on field stone on sand. The mixed construction of the walls and roof makes it unique on the peninsula.
The interior decoration of the hut is the original equipment of a fisherman’s cabin with a farmyard. The kitchen contains plates decorated with flower patterns arranged in a traditional cupboard, as well as platters, butter dishes and 1-litre beer mugs. The pots on the stove, hanging shelves, pans, burners and other objects useful to every housekeeper allow us to imagine the past appearance of a fisherman’s hut.
In the barn, it is recommended to take a look at the implements used for land cultivation. Despite the unfavourable conditions for farming and the lack of fertile soil, even the smallest parts of the fields were used. The objects include choppers, a colter for ridging young potatoes, a hoe, and a yoke for harnessing cows. The typical fishing objects include fishing nets used for catching eels, a leister, numerous fish baskets, and bobbers, weights and water ladles.
The necessary elements of all boats include a compass, clock and lamp. The museum is equipped with such objects. The interesting interior decoration, which presents the past fisherman’s home, lets the tourists use their imagination and return to the times gone by, when the main occupation was fishing. Everyone should visit the “Fisherman’s Hut” Museum to get at least a little closer to the culture and traditions of the inhabitants of the Hel scythe.
Foto: R.Baranowski, Dep. turystyki, UMWP