The Salt Museum in Messolonghi, next to the salt pans of Tourlida, is the only themed museum in Greece dedicated to salt. Visitors can discover everything about salt: From the first appearance of salt on earth to the present day.

The museum illustrates the important role of salt in economy, agriculture, animal husbandry and health. It also shows the impact of salt on the communities and regions that produce it, now and in the past. The history of the White Saltworks, the Tourlida Saltworks and the Black Saltworks in Messolonghi is told. Visitors can learn about the different types of salt, their colours and their granulometry. From pink Himalayan salt to black Hawaiian salt, there is much to discover. The museum houses a collection of 1,500 salt shakers from the 19th century to the present day.

Outside, visitors can observe the cultivation and production process of salt, see old salt-making machinery and enjoy the magic of the lagoon and the lives of hundreds of rare birds that inhabit the lagoon's unique wetlands.

The Salt Museum is a multifaceted cultural venue where you can also admire salt-inspired artworks that highlight the beauty and importance of salt. Literary and artistic events complete the programme.

μουσείο άλατος
30200 Messolonghi
+30 (0) 263 - 1025293

Recommended duration of visit:1 - 1,5 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:20-60 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:Available
Infrastructure for children:
Gift and book shop on site:yes

Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm

  • Guided tours for children