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the roads museum

Contacts
Address: Kauno g. 14, LT-21372, Vievis, Elektrėnų savivaldybė.
Tel. (+370 ~ 528) 26 913.
Fax (+370 ~ 528) 26 917.
E-mail keliu.muziejus[at]automagistrale.lt

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday from 8 to 17.

Collection
The exhibits of this museum reflect all the history of routes starting since the 19th century till recent times. In this collection visitors may see models of road construction plans, tools for road building, repairing and cleaning, special cars and carriages for road building, road marks, road signs, maps, photographs, books, magazines, and other literature in Lithuanian and foreign languages about road construction and maintenance.

Exposition
Models of viaducts, overpasses, intersections, bus stations, industrial structures and other buildings are exposed. In addition, old-fashioned tools for road building and maintenance, staff cars, carriages, and road signs are exhibited. Visitors may get acquainted with well-known past and present-day road constructors and engineers and their works. One of the most unique exhibits is the hundred-year-old book entitled ‘Irankis pagerinimui ir taisymui shoseju ir paprastu keliu’ (‘A tool for the improvement and maintenance of highways and byways’) printed in Tilze, Konigsberg.
Interesting data about the development of roads in Lithuania is provided in the museum showcases starting from the ancient ‘Amber road’, to the ‘Samogitian highway’ and present-day major roads and highways such as ‘Vilnius–Kaunas–Klaipeda’, ‘Vilnius–Panevezys’, ‘Via Baltica’ and others.
Pre- and post-war road construction equipment is exposed in the original metal pavilion, along with exhibitions providing a large variety of samples from many countries of building materials, as well as rocks, minerals and crystals. A hunting and ecology section in the pavilion is small but well-attended and appealing to visitors.

Other news
The Museum was opened to visitors on 19th October 1995. The founder and manager of the museum is Juozas Steponavičius. He is a vetran road engineer and very attentive and enthusiastic supervisor of the museum.

Photo: Indrė Adomavičiūtė-Grigonienė

Information have been assembled from the Internet web sight of “The Lithuanian Automobile Directory of the Ministry of Transportation” http://www.Ira.lt

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