Are you interested in the maritime heritage of Izola? If you are, come visit the House of the Sea – Izolana. Through documentary photographs, you will find out about the interesting history of Izola which is closely related to its coastal location.

Izolana is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM. For guided tours please contact tic.izola@izola.si or call us 00386 5 640 10 50.

Stories from The Sea

Are you ready for a trip through the history of Izola? Follow the signposts all the way to the Ulica Alme Vivoda street, where you will be greeted by the blue Izolana - House of the sea. Read about Izola's colorful history and let the photos of Izola's harbour take you back to the post-war period. Discover the importance of shipbuilding and the shipyards that built wooden vessels up until the mid-20th century, and thus enabled fishing and contributed significantly to the economic development of the town.



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The establishment of the exhibition in Izolana - House of the Sea was made possible by the Maritime Museum "Sergej Mašera" Piran under the auspices of the curator dr. Nadja Terčon.

Digital island

Visitors can see an audio-visual projection on a 3-D model of the old town, which is located in Izolana – House of the Sea and shows the historical development of the town. In the past, Izola was an island that was uninhabited until the early Middle Ages. Later, due to settlement and development, it underwent many changes. A small harbour and palaces were built during the rule of the Venetian Republic. The fish processing industry, which has had a strong impact on the town’s development, flourished during Austrian rule. At the time, the strait between the island at the mainland was finally...

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Treasure hunt in Izolana

Do your children already know fisherman Bepi and his exciting life? If your answer is no, now is the time to apply for an interactive game Museum Detective, through which they will discover the secrets of the rich history of Izola while searching for a hidden treasure.

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