Museums

Mosėdis Stone Museum

In the North West of Lithuania there is a little village named Mosėdis, which is famous for its unique Museum of Rare Stones. More than 150 000 different stones (the smallest probably weights less than a gramme, and the largest more than 50 tons) and pebbles are being exposed in the area of 8 ha in Bartuva river’s field. The story of the museum began when its former, doctor Vaclovas Intas, suddenly saw a marvelous 50 kg weighting stone in a neighbor village after being out on rounds in 1957.

The Museum of Genocide Victims

Lithuania has faced a lot of historic trials during its national existence. One of the most damaging and painful experiences was the Soviet Occupation in 1940-1990 when the Lithuanian independence, sovereignty and political system was inhumanly despoiled by the Soviet military forces. In order to mention those who suffered during the occupation and to collect the documents and other materials that tell the cruel historic truth about the genocide against the Lithuanian inhabitants, the Museum of Genocide Victims was set up in 1992.

Vilnius University

Vilnius University is the oldest and the largest university in Lithuania established in 1579. As for a long time it was the only one university in Lithuania, it influenced Lithuanian society a lot. Nowadays it includes 19 academic subdivisions, almost 3000 employees and more than 23700 students in total. The Vilnius University is one of the most important educational institutions in Lithuania which has operated for more than 400 years already.

National Museum Of Lithuania

Lithuanian National Museum is the oldest museum in the country which is located in buildings of the complex of Vilnius castles. Although it includes many subdivisions, the main 3 are the New Arsenal, the Old Arsenal and the Tower of Gediminas Castle.  Thousands of people are passing by there every day and most of them do not even realize what curios and prehistoric relicts are kept in here.

Museum of Rumšiškės

The Museum of Rumšiškės was established by Lthuanian Ministry of Culture . Rumšiškės itself is a town situated about 30 kilometers far from Kaunas. A lot of evidences supporting the fact about this area to be settled in 1508 can be found in written sources. Even some bronze artifacts were discovered in 1953 here. Established in 1966, the Museum of Rumšiškės was finally opened to the public 8 years later in  1974.

Grūtas Park

In 2010 the crazy Grūtas Park was officially declared to be one of 10 the strangest museums in the World. Grūtas Park is 130 kilometers far from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania  and only 8 kilometers far from Druskininkai city, which is also called the Lithuanian spa town.

Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)

The largest modern art center in Baltic states as well as in Post-Soviet Europe is located in Vilnius Old Town, in the famous Vokiečių (German)street. The centre was established in order to improve development of contemporary art in Lithuania and successfully integrate into context of World art and is called the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC).

Devils' Museum

The Devils' museum or more commonly known as the Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Velnių Muziejus is tucked away in the town of Kaunas in Lithuania. The Devils' museum, as the name suggests is the museum where all the devils are housed. With three floors and over two thousand exhibits of devils of various sizes, shapes, colors and materials, this is a very amazing museum that boasts of having the largest collection of devils in a single place in the whole world.

Kaunas Fortress

Kaunas Fortress is a valuable military heritage object composed of number of buildings that used to be a military complex. However, the complex has been derelict for many years. Only in 2005 it was included into list of public knowledge and usage by Ministry of Culture. Tourism operators got interested in Kaunas Fortress in 2000.

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