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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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  • This is a modern ,well designed ,medium sized Museum. Nice costume collection. Not much shown in terms of fine arts and recent history however.  more »
  • Wanted to complete the museum tour in Vilnius center. Museum is open till 18:00 last entrance at 17:00. there are several rooms, illustrating history of Lithuania since ancient time. The best is 2nd f...  more »
  • Some artifacts of early Lithuania, interesting model of Grunewald battle with German knights, temporary exhibit of contemporary paper cut art. Many exhibits have English translation and there is an En...  more »
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  • 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 !
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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