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“A sampling, with emphasis on folk culture”

National musem of Lithuania
Ranked #43 of 231 things to do in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

It's hard to encapsulate the long history of Lithuanian in a single building. The first section is self-referential, in that it is a history of Lithuanian historians! Once you get past that, you get a lot of artifacts from the archeological findings through medieval and modern times. While it doesn't hang together as a single story, many of the pieces are interesting of themselves. There is a nice diorama of the Battle of Grunewald, a turning point in the country's history. The museum really hits its stride when you get to the exhibits about everyday life and folk culture. There are examples of typical rooms in peasant cottages and a large collection of traditional costumes for men and women. There are also many examples of folk art and religious objects from country churches. This is more than the Grand Duke, the nobles, and the rulers.

1  Thank Davanden
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

On the ground floor there is a very varied collection of Lithuanian artefacts but without enough context it seemed a bit random. The ethnographic section upstairs was much more interesting.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum exposes the underground foundations of the city of Vilnius. It gives a good sense of Lithuanian history although with an internationalist bias, probably due to E.U. funding. Definitely check out the KGB museum, Trakai castle, and the various " Dvaras " around the country!

Thank vileniskis
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The first section of the museum is very much just a room of unrelated stuff with little real context but the areas showing rooms from typical homes and traditional were excellent. Definitely worth going to but parts are very skippable unless you have a deep interest.

Thank Elisabeth C
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

There is a great collection of Historical traditional costumes, Ornate crosses, Wood carvings as well as a number of historical dioramas of important battles and buildings. Its only 2 Euro and excellent value

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