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Velnių muziejus, Kaunas

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Fortified with artifacts and pieces donated by visitors, Velnių muziejus houses more than 3,000 displays of devil depictions from cultures and regions across the globe. Originally begun by collector Antanas Zmuidzinavicius in his own home, the museum formed as a tribute after his death. Stop by the facility and explore three stories of artwork, focused primarily on carvings and sculptures featuring devils and other similar creatures of legend. Note that many are carved or grafted onto simple household items, giving them a personal quality. Be sure to keep an eye out for Zmuidzinavicius' own artwork, often illustrating ghastly scenes of violence and punishment doled out by devils upon those that have deceived; these are housed in an exhibit along with other devil-themed works from the nations of the former Soviet Union. See Velnių muziejus and all Kaunas has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kaunas vacation route planner.
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  • Variety of artefact of the World view of Devil. Displaying on three floor level in a glass. Different kind of sculpture, Carving wood, Mask, porcelain pottery etc... Devil faces or body or like an ang...  more »
  • I enjoyed my time here as it's three floors of devil kitsch. The glass cabinets have Lithuanian, English, Polish and I think Russian summaries of devil history and on the top floor, explanation of dev...  more »
  • Established in 1966. This is a well laid out museum an easy walk from Old Town. Dedicated to Artwork portraying the Devil himself. Although there is nothing scary about it or off putting. It's not glo...  more »
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  • Interesting collection of devil pieces: masks, pipes, home furnishings, etc. Museum provides interesting description and history of the devil. Most interesting are its description on how the devil is perceived in Lithuanian folklore. It's 3 floors worth of display. There's an adult and a cheaper student price. No free flyers/handouts/guides, but I think I saw one for purchase. You can also join an audio tour for a price. I found the museum exit signs a bit confusing. Other than that, it was a good museum experience.
  • Unique devils museum. Audio set tour, guides, 3 floors of devil masks, statues, scultpures, etc. Worth knowledge, uncludes other countries works as well. Over 200 pieces. Some guest exhibitions on hallways. Dont miss the flat where the owner lived.
  • A bigger than you expect it to be museum. Several translations to English although most of the time don't need any translations. Just walk and appreciate
  • Unique place. Big collection of devils, collected from many countries.
  • Worth to visit in Kaunas - really amusing, unusual, and entertaining - 3 floors of different devils.