Museums

Panevėžys Art Gallery

Panevėžys is the city famous for its sport, culture and industry. In order to maintain its cultural level, the Panevėžys  Civic art Gallery was established there in 1990 by Panevezys City Council. The main activities and directions of the gallery till nowadays are arrangement of exhibitions, enlargement of exhibits in its art collection, educational lections, arrangements of various concerts and publications.

National Art Gallery

2009 is a year when Vilnius is honored to be the European culture capital so it is not a coincidence that the National Art Gallery was finally reconstructed and opened in 2009 the 19th of June. Lithuanians now might be proud about their new, modern and eclectic gallery where artworks of world famous artists of past and present are exposed.

Klaipėda Castle

Klaipėda castle was the main unit in Klaipeda for centuries. It was the first building erected in the city which around other buildings and fieldworks were built. In 2002 a historical museum was opened in the castle. There are several expositions, telling visitors about the stages of processes of  Klaipeda city and Klaipeda castle.

National Vilnius Gaon Jewish Museum

The National  Vilnius Gaon  Jewish Museum is an institution which cherishes Jewish culture and history in Lithuania for a long time already. It includes several subdivisions, working now of which are the Holocaust exposition in Vilnius, the Memorial Paneriai Museum and two centers of Tolerance in Vilnius. Visitors there are able to get acquainted with the tough history and cultural aspects of Jewish nation.

Kaunas Zoo

If you come to Lithuania and want to visit a zoo, you have to come to Kaunas where the only one Lithuanian zoo is located. The Kaunas Zoo is really near the city center established in a nice holt where number of centennial oaks grow creating a natural atmosphere. While having a relaxing walk surrounded by greenery in summer or by wild freezing  nature shelter in the cold season visitors can survey quite a big variety of animal species living in the zoo of 15,9 ha.

Molėtai Astronomical Observatory

The Molėtai Astronomical Observatory was built in Molėtai district in 1969 as the previous Lithuanian observatory located in Vilnius Vingis park lost conditions for operating because of city expansion.  It is well known that watching astronomical objects requires darkness and clear sky so the new and pretty better place for the astronomical center was chosen. The Molėtai Astronomical Observatory was erected 70km north from Vilnius on the Kaldiniai hill.

Bicycle Museum

The first Bicycle Museum in Šiauliai was opened in 1980 in a bicycle factory “Vairas”. In 1985 the exposition was removed to the place it is now located and after 5 more years the museum became subdivision of the most famous Šiauliai museum “Aušra”. The exposition was renewed in 2004 under theme “Bicycle and Lithuania”. Although the name of exposition might sound strange , the relation between bicycles and Lithuania is revealed by displaying the most popular bicycles ever used in Lithuania.

Lithuanian Sea Museum

The Lithuanian Sea Museum located in Klaipėda, Smiltynė,  is one of the most impressive museums in Lithuania. It always astonishes its visitors and attracts to come back and visit it again. The museum undoubtedly  justifies its motto “Together we will learn to explore, enjoy and preserve our harmony with the sea”. In 2009 the Lithuanian Sea Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary that is the real proof of the museum to be well attended by crowds of people.

Klaipėda Clock and Watch Museum

The Klaipėda Clock and Watch Museum is a branch of Lithuanian Art Museum that houses an undoubtedly worth visiting exhibition of plenty unique clocks and watches of unexpected shapes and mechanisms.  The museum is well organized, deliberately managed and informative. It is adjusted to interests of various people from distracted children to even well educated physicists who would be grateful to see the elaboration of detailed schemes  displayed apparently.

The Palanga Amber Museum

The Palanga Amber Museum was established in 1963 on the estate of count Feliksas Tiškevičius surrounded by a beautiful botanical gardens designed by the landscape architect Eduard Francois Andre in 1897. The Museum is not only a place where an attention catching exhibits of amber are exposed, it is also a place where traditional cultural events are held.

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