Learn about Lithuania's long and tumultuous history at National musem of Lithuania. The comprehensive museum boasts about 800,000 items spread across five main departments: history, archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, and iconography. Visitors can learn about the Stone Age, the roots of the Lithuanian people, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Nazi occupation, Soviet control and much more. Don't miss the array of traditional Lithuanian costumes, considered by many to be a highlight. Students can bring along their student ID to receive reduced admission price. National musem of Lithuania is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Vilnius Edition.
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The museum exhibits information about the past times in Lithuania. This place should be visited if you are interested in finding more about the history of this nation. There are lots of objects and in... more »
This museum and it's sister nearby have some interesting items on display but both are small and will charge a combined entry of €5. A bit steep for what's on display when compared with other museums. more »
I really enjoyed this museum. Don't miss the kiosk on the 2nd floor with the mini videos on .....the cultures of Vilnius, Napolean's 19 days, the 1863 uprising etc. English captions. Most exhibits had English text available. Some interesting items from burial grounds. Traditional regional Lithuanian dress exhibit was interesting, as was the exhibit on Lithuanian attitude towards crosses.
An incredibly detailed "replica" palace. While there isn't that many actual artifact objects, the information presented on the history, and heritage, of Vilnius's origin, and rise/fall of power, is detailed and of high quality.. Yet perhaps the more important message is in the medium... Maybe it's the fact of Lithuania having invested so much into this project (16 years construction, costing ~€100 million), having taken so much care in trying to reproduce this period replica, that's the real story, of a nation painfully trying to regain and rebuilt a history that was purposefully and methodically dismantled in its recent past.
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