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National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius

(3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a small museum with little to see, but for the Lithuania, it is perhaps well to see to understand and learn the country and its population.
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  • Not too big is this museum, which is located in a beautiful place in the Center. Exhibition could be better set up and what more friendly staff works wonders ...
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  • I think not knowing a lot about the history of Lithuania. Paintings representing the history of Lithuania and daily necessities, such as many exhibits. I think well find particularly strong influence of Christianity.
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  • Most of expositions do not change for decades (there is one, which I remember from two decades ago). You are not allowed to photograph (even with a phone). I love history museums, but I'm feeling shame for this one. You'd better visit Palace of the Grand Dukes nearby.
  • It was just a quick visit up the funicular railway to the tower to look down on most of Vilnius. Just €1 to take the railway but then €4 to go up the tower. Great view and probably lots of interesting things in the museum, just didn't have the time. Very worth a visit even if just for the view.
  • An eclectic collection of local exhibits. Not too many surprises, but a very nice place.
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  • The museum isn't very large but they have some nice objects to see. I missed some background information on objects though.