Address: Rotušės a. 15, LT-44279, Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 20 35 72.
Tuesday to Sunday 11–17; Thursday 11–19.
Closed on the National Holidays.
Entrance fee – 1,50 €;
Tour – 8 € (in Lithuanian), 12 € (in foreign language).
50% discount – schoolchildren, students, visitors with International student
card (ISIC), military service, senior citizens.
Free entrance – preschool children, residents of children’s homes, disabled
of I and II group, staff of museums of Lithuania, ICOM members, artists,
students of art schools, students of Fine Art department of Vilnius Academy
of Fine Arts and Vytautas Magnus University, journalists, AICA members, EU
citizens September 1 through June 1 on Wednesdays.
The collections contain historic and the 20th century Lithuanian ceramics.
Lithuanian porcelain is in the museum's collection, exhibit articles,
displays reflecting Lithuania's ceramic history.
Kaunas Historic Ceramics
from the 15th–19th centuries
collection of Kaunas archaeological ceramics has become the property of the
museum in 1999.
The Department of Archeology of Kaunas Conservation Institute transferred a
collection of around 30 000 items. This collection consists of various
archaeological findings from the Old Town and surroundings of Kaunas from
1968–1997. The collection contains craftsmen-made crockery, Renaissance and
Baroque tiles, tile stove ornaments as well as roof tiles of impressive
The exposition not only displays ceramic articles, but also reflects the
lifestyle of the townsmen of the time.
The exposition presents the works of the graduates (V. Miknevičius, V.
Manomaitis and others) of Kaunas Art School.
A new tradition of porcelain manufacturing was formed in Kaunas. After the
establishment of “Jiesia” ceramics factory, a rare technology of
bone-porcelain was introduced and practiced. “Jiesia” now manufactures
chinaware and pottery that is designed not only for everyday use, but the
factory also produces experimental collections of various artistic works.
The exposition features the works created by some of the most prominent
masters of contemporary porcelain, such as L. Šulgaitė, A. Višinskienė,
I. Petravičienė, J. Navakienė.
Contemporary ceramics' exhibits are set up at the museum.
The museum was opened in 1977 in the original cellars 16th century Kaunas
Illustrations from the stock of the M. K.
Čiurlionis National Art Museum