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Museum, Eco-museum, Maritime at Plouguerneau

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  • Trace the development of seaweed harvesting through the objects and memories of the Pays Pagan area. Don’t miss the visit to the Ile Vierge lighthouse …

    The eco-museum of Plouguerneau and the Pays Pagan area focuses on the work of seaweed harvesters and the uses of seaweed from the 19th century to the modern day. Learn about this practice through a fascinating collection of objects gathered over 20 years, and an original scenography that captures the memories of the region’s seaweed harvesters. Seaweed has always been harvested here, in the abers (estuaries) and along the Côte des Légendes (coast of legends). In the past, seaweed was burnt in caustic soda ovens to produce iodine dye. Today it is mainly used in the food, cosmetics or pharmaceutical industries. Don’t miss the visit to the Ile Vierge (Virgin island) lighthouse, the seaweed harvester’s festival ( 18 August, 2013), the nature trips along the aber Wrac’h or Arvoriz coast, or the documentary film festival about coastal communities.
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    • Individuals
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  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Children's workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
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    • Disabled facilities and reception
    • Boutique
    • Play area
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    From 5 € to 6 €
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