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“One gallery made it worthwhile”

National musem of Lithuania
Ranked #46 of 237 things to do in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

There were some interesting galleries in this major museum, but mostly lots of paintings of dukes and grand dukes and grander dukes. Some costumes. One great exhibit, not to be missed, displayed huge photo blowups of the freedom rallies that eventually saw the Soviets pull out. Inspiring and great history. However, what the museum as a whole lacked was any coherence. It would have been since to see the history of Lithuania chronologically, rather than simply a collection of paintings and artifacts.

Thank GeoDila
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The museum is housed in the New Armoury building and provides a great look into the history of Lithuania. There are plenty of artifacts - many quite interesting - to back up the displays. Most of the narrative is also presented in English which makes it easy to comprehend the exhibits. There are two floors which are done in chronological order. Currently, there is a photo exhibit on the lower floor of the 2,000,000 person protest where inhabitants from the three Baltic countries held hands in a 600km human chain to show unity for independence from the USSR in August 1989 (it was called the Baltic Way).

Thank John B
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

I wouldn't have gone into this museum if it hadn't have been for the cold weather outside but I am pleased I did. One of the other reviewers mentioned that there weren't a lot of translations into English but there were enough and the ones that didn't have a translation were mostly self explanatory.

Lots of really interesting exhibits and something I would recommend to anyone. More than worth the money.

I particularly enjoyed the exhibits upstairs which showed traditional costumes, toys and styles of housing.

1  Thank Stace85
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Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

I visited the museum in Dec2012. I was quite disappointed since only about 79% of the exhibition was translated to English. Unfortunately, my Lithuanian is a bit rusty..

The museum rather shows a raw collection of anything that has been found in relation to the country's history/heritage. I would have really appreciated if they somehow explained more about the rise & fall of that proud nation.

If you're keen on seeing lots of ancient tools, paintings & clothes - this is the place to go. If you're willing to learn more about Lithuania - try something different.

After all - it was only 5 Litas each (1.4€ / 1.9$) which is - at least - a cheap & fair price.

Thank Jonas_ontheroad
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

I'm interested in Lithuanian history and therefor I visited this museum (the modern building) but my opinion of this museum is mainly influenced by the observers of the museum that were walking around and never lose track of you wherever you went. I experienced this as very irritating and annoying. I couldn't fully enjoy this attraction because of this fact. However in this museum you get a good impression of Lithuania throughout the ages, there is a lot to see. Very interesting stories, objects and paintings.

Thank Raeinn G
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