Not merely an exhibition space, but above all a journey into the legacy of the local community, explaining the history of the lagoon, the traditional crafts of the shipwright and the fisherman and the signals they used as their seafaring code. The Museum of the Sea and Shipwrights is housed on the premises of the former slaughterhouse of Sant'Antioco, along the picturesque seafront of the main town of the island bearing its name.

An integral part of the museums dedicated to the sea and navigation of the waters of the four smaller islands of Sardinia - Sant’Antioco, Carloforte, Asinara and La Maddalena – this museum is home to the cultural traditions and legacy of the ancient craft of the shipwright, the men who designed, constructed and maintained both the fishing boats and those used to ferry locals from one island to another, as well as transporting the minerals extracted from the nearby mines.