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A small village, which got the status of a town in 1928, emerged on the land of the Svetciems and Vecsalaca manors.The Salacgriva Museum pays a special attention to coastal fishing and fishermen in Vidzeme seaside and Salaca, but other important events, facts and personalities are not forgotten either.
The legendary baron Ferzen, for instance.In the 18th century he name of the baron was related with the Vecsalaca Manor, where he had established the biggest collection of art in Vidzeme.The idea on establishing a sea museum also came from Ferzen.During his reign the intact wing of the medieval castle on Salaca castle hill held an amazing baron’s collection of marine artefacts.
The museum has an exposition made in 2008 showing the history of the town from its foundation in 1928 till 1940.The name of the exposition is “I send you…”being a quote of an old postcard of Salacgriva, included in the collection of the museum.
The museum offers guided excursions as well as an opportunity to step in the loom and weave a line in a colourful rag.It is possible to take a photo in the retro photo saloon "Lielsalace" using the copies of museum artefacts and vintage clothing accessories.Attention – you have to use your own camera to take a photo!