The best museums in Lithuania in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Lithuania, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Lithuania? These are the best ones:

  1. Vilnius Cathedral1

    Vilnius Cathedral

    Vilnius Cathedral, the principal Catholic church in Lithuania, is situated in the Cathedral Square of Vilnius' historic center. This location is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it a significant landmark in the city. The cathedral's rich history and architectural beauty make it a fascinating place to visit for tourists interested in history, architecture, and religion.
  2. Gediminas' Tower2

    Gediminas' Tower

    The Gediminas' Tower is the remaining part of Vilnius' Upper Castle. The museum's collection mostly consists of archaeological finds from the hill and the surrounding areas and includes armament, iconographic material of old Vilnius and reconstruction models of Vilnius castles of the 2nd part of the
  3. Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights3

    Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights

    The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights (KGB Museum) is housed in the former KGB headquarters, where crimes of the Soviet regime were planned and executed. The museum includes the former KGB prison, the premises for death sentences and an exhibition about independence and repressions by Soviet
  4. National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania4

    National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

    The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania was originally built in the 15th century for the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the future Kings of Poland. Now a museum, visitors to the palace can follow 4 routes inside the palace. Route 1 includes the surviving authentic walls as well as the
  5. Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania5

    Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania

    The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania introduces visitors to the history of Lithuanian and world money and aim for better public understanding of the Bank of Lithuania in general. The museum holds more than 55,000 exhibits and combines the history of money with topics of today’s economy. A famou
  6. Energy and Technology Museum6

    Energy and Technology Museum

    The Energy and Technology Museum in Vilnius is a museum devoted to the industrial heritage of Lithuania. The museum is housed in the old Vilnius Power Plant. The museum focuses on certain themes, with permanent exhibitions related to these themes, including: Energetics, Vilnius industry, "Made in Vi
  7. National Museum of Lithuania7

    National Museum of Lithuania

    The National Museum of Lithuania is housed in the New Arsenal. It is the main exhibition venue of the National Museum of Lithuania. The museum focuses on the history of Lithuania from its formation until the 20th century and its culture. The Vilnius Museum of Antiquities is located in the first hall
  8. Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum8

    Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum

    The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum at the Tolerance Center and Samuel Bak Museum is devoted to different aspects of Jewish history and culture Lithuania. The collections of the museum includes works of sacred, modern, and traditional art along with historical objects.
  9. Toy Museum9

    Toy Museum

    Toy Museum is a place where fun games, archeological secrets and historical riddles overlap. The museum opened its doors to visitors in December 2012. Since then, the museum's goal is to playfully reveal the historical treasures of toys, emphasizing the value and versatility of the toy as a scientif
  10. Church Heritage Museum10

    Church Heritage Museum

    The Church Heritage Museum is located in St Michael‘s Church in Vilnius, of Renaissance and early Baroque architecture. It displays the Treasury of the Vilnius Cathedral, which was hidden away in the wall of the Cathedral for almost half a century. The treasury includes the earliest masterpieces of
  11. Europos Parkas - Open Air Museum of the Centre of Europe11

    Europos Parkas - Open Air Museum of the Centre of Europe

    Europos Parkas was founded by Lithuanian sculptor Gintaras Karosas. While enjoying the treasured landscape of the park, you will at the same time discover the admirable world of art. The exhibition spans an area of 55 hectares and displays over 120 works by artists from 35 countries. The collection
  12. Liubavas Manor-Museum12

    Liubavas Manor-Museum

    Situated near Vilnius, Liubavas is one of the oldest estates in Lithuania, one that sits at a picturesque location near the River Žalesa. The ponds of Liubavas were thoroughly described in the treasury book of the Lithuanian ruler Sigismund Augustus back in 1546. Liubavas has been governed by the pr
  13. Vilnius University Botanical Garden13

    Vilnius University Botanical Garden

  14. National Gallery of Art14

    National Gallery of Art

    The National Gallery of Art in Vilnius exhibits works by prominent Lithuanian artists of the modern period. The museum exhibits works in chronological order starting in the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day. Each hall has a theme and offers a glimpse of Lithuanian art from a differ
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    Amber Museum-Gallery

    In the Amber Museum-Gallery visitors can learn about the history of Baltic amber and visit the shop with amber jewellery made by local artists.
  16. Lithuanian Railway Museum16

    Lithuanian Railway Museum

    The Lithuanian Railway Museum is situated on the 2nd floor of a former passenger hall in the train station of Vilnius. The Museum has over 10,000 pieces in its collection, including authentic artifacts and models. The museum consists of an indoor exhibition hall, a gallery and other interactive room
  17. Vilnius Picture Gallery17

    Vilnius Picture Gallery

    The Vilnius Picture Gallery in the Old Town is a branch of the Lithuanian Art Museum that is housed in the restored Chodkevičiai Palace. The museum houses a collection of Lithuanian art from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century. Their collections are displayed in restored rooms along with t
  18. Museum of Applied Arts and Design18

    Museum of Applied Arts and Design

    The Museum of Applied in Vilnius was founded in 1987 in the old arsenal building of the Lower Castle in Vilnius. It is a museum of applied arts, focused on graphics, costumes and photography. Next to its permanent exhibitions, the Museum of Applied Arts and Design organises various temporary exhibit
  19. Alexander Pushkin Literary Museum19

    Alexander Pushkin Literary Museum

    The Alexander Pushkin Literary Museum hold a collection of over 8,000 objects and includes furniture of the early 19th century and pieces from the first half of the 20th century, including housekeeping goods, manuscripts, photographs, books, other publications and works of art.
  20. Contemporary Art Centre20

    Contemporary Art Centre

    The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius is a venue for contemporary art. The centre doesn't house an own collection, but instead focuses on the development of a broad range of international and Lithuanian exhibition projects. The Contemporary Art Centre, CAC organises five to six large exhibiti

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