National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius

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Learn about Lithuania's long and tumultuous history at National Museum 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. To visit National Museum of Lithuania on your holiday in Vilnius, and find out what else Vilnius has to offer, use our Vilnius vacation route planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Exhaustive and interesting exposition representing all the historical periods of this land and people.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is not a large museum. The collections are not extensive, but it is interesting to see the similarity of folk culture to other countries around the Baltic see, including Sweden. For many items yo...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Everything is there: from prehistory to private collections. Some very moving memories of the Grand Army, decimated by disease. A small stone of St. Hélène. And beautiful national costumes.
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  • May 12, 2017
    I spent a couple of hours here and really enjoyed it! It's a great way to learn about Lithuanian history and see ancient artifacts. The museum is beautifully created inside the palace and there are parts of the original building visible and well explained in a English and Lithuanian. The observation deck provides beautiful views of the city. It's well worth your time to visit this museum !
  • June 2, 2017
    It was just really too small and boring for the central museum of Vilnius. Recommended for a short visit with foreigners not from Europe, they find it exotic and interesting. For Europeans nothing to see.
  • May 6, 2017
    Not a huge range of exhibits and lacking much in the way of narrative to tie the sometimes random collection objects together. Did have a few nice pieces nonetheless. And it didn't cost much or take long.
  • March 6, 2017
    Museum is not big but there are enough exhibits to keep you interested. I did especially enjoy it because of common history that my country has with Lithuania.
  • January 13, 2017
    Definitely worth the visit (entrance fee is only 2€) as you can gather most of the history of Lithuania. Situated on 2 floors it has also some interactive totems where you can gather more information.

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