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National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius
(3.7/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Lithuanian National Museum is located in the building of the new arsenal (18th century), under the Hill of Gediminas, next to Cathedral square. Museum of local lore is the typical, in General, you can visit, if everything has been inspected. Presents historical and ethnographic exhibition. In front of the entrance is a modern monument of King Mindovgu (not even heard about this). The Museum entrance is cheap-adult ticket 2 euro. Keep in mind that Monday is a day off.
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  • If there is a better deal going, show me! For 2 euros you are treated to a complete and concise history of Lithuania. It details with great precision all aspects of Lithuania's long, colorful and turb...  more »
  • Our visit to the national musuem was interesting, we learned a lot about Lithuanian history, but that requiered lots of reading. It would have been better with more signs and more interactive and exci...  more »
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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.