The great cultural, historical, fishing, and culinary heritage is exhibited in Silute museum.
Beautifully decorated furniture, which was made by professional Lithuanian craftsmen and which have some features of the Baroque style can be seen in the exposition “The furniture of the wealthy Prussian Lithuanian in the XVIII-XIX century”. Such items as a dowry chest, wardrobes, painted with floral motifs, a massive table, peasants’ chairs with carved backs, exclusive chandeliers used in hen parties, and other items that cannot be seen in any other Lithuanian museum are exhibited there.
The elements of the urban interior, the details of women‘s and men‘s clothing, and items used in the daily life in XIII – XX centuries are exhibited in the exposition “The household and the daily life of the town-dweller in the pre-war period”.
Various butterflies, bird eggs, insects as well as stuffed animals and birds (from the lowland of the Curonian Lagoon) that were made after the World War II by H. Scheu can be seen in the Nature section.
The collection of fishing equipment reflects the unique way of life of the fishermen. The residents who lived on the coast of the Nemuno delta and the Curonian lagoon had been fishing since ancient times. Such items as nets, spears, sinkers, etc. were used in fishing business.
A variety of household goods and agricultural equipment can be seen in the exposition of people‘s daily life.
Desks, a blackboard, and other exhibits that were typical for the schools in the XVIII – XX centuries can be seen in the exposition “Education in the Lithuanian Minor”.
Silutė museum organizes various educational programs as well. The touring route “Divyčio kelias” recommend participating in the program called the “Culinary heritage of Lithuanian people”. It focuses on the culinary heritage of Lithuanian Minor.
People‘s daily life that had an impact on their eating habits and which had formed the culinary heritage is shortly presented for the participants. Visitors become acquainted with cooking tools and the ritual of bread baking. Visitors can taste the traditional dishes as well. In addition, they are introduced to the old traditions of baking waffles (vofeliai) in summer and autumn seasons. At the end of the session, people are offered to taste traditional coffee (kafija), tea (tija), and waffles. During the time of Advent and Lent, visitors are offered to taste such typical dishes as jacket potatoes, herring dishes, seeds, and crackling (spirgai) sauce. It is also possible to taste hodgepodge upon visitors’ request. The program is conducted in the traditional dialect of local people. The size of the group: from 10 to 25 people. The price is 5 LTL (~1,5 EUR) per visitor (the price is 10LTL (~3 EUR) if visitors prefer to taste some hodgepodge).
The educational program “Fishing in the lowland” is also recommended. The participants will get acquainted with the daily life, customs, and fishing tools of the local fishermen in the XIX – XX centuries.