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Cultural, educational
Branch Museum
Vincas Kudirka

Vilkaviškis Area Museum in the Paežeriai Minor

Paežeriai Minor

vilkaviškis area Museum

Address: Paežeriai, LT-70372, Alvito paštas, Vilkaviškio rajonas.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 342) 46 399, (+370 ~ 342) 46 268.
Director – Antanas Žilinskas.

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 11.00–17.00;
Friday 11.00–15.45;
Saturday 9.45–18.15.

adults – 2–4 Lt (0,58–1,16 €);
pupils, students – 1–2 Lt (0,29–0,58 €). 

Guided tour – 10 Lt (2,90 €).

The museum contains numismatics and archaeological collections, documents, maps, calendars, photographs, antique household articles, and works by folk artists.
Valuables of the nature of the land (geology, flora and fauna), archaeology, history, ethno-culture, fine and applied arts, folk art, memorial material on famous people of the land and its emigrants are accumulated and kept in the museum.
Collections of calendars, philately, textbooks, numismatics are being formed.
According to their type valuables of the museum are classified into 12 groups and 72 subgroups. Those are archaeological finds, natural objects, documents, valuable things, photo-documentary material, numismatics, bonistique, philately and philocarty, the written language, works of art, posters and film archives, photo-archives. 



Occasional, historical, thematic, ethnographic, personal, memorial, literary, folk art exhibitions and exhibitions from the collections are organized in the museum.

Cultural, educational activity
Organization of commemoration of historical anniversaries;
Organization of jubilees of famous people of the land;
Organization of the date of the establishment of the museum;
Organization of the celebration of the International Museum Day;
The museum is visited by participants of "spring of the Poetry" every year;
Events of the Days of the European Heritage have been held in Paezeriai estate palace and the park since 1997;

Branch Museum


Vincas Kudirka Granary-Museum
Address: Paežerių kaimas, Pilviškiai, Vilkaviškio rajonas.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 342) 46 399, (+370 ~ 342) 46 268.
Visits by arrangement.
The museum was founded in 1965 in Vincas Kudirka's (1858–1899) family farmstead.
The museum became branch museum in 1995.
An exhibition commemorating the leader of the national movement, the author of the Lithuanian national anthem, writer, publicist, translator and doctor Vincas Kudirka, has been mounted in a former granary (built in 1867). The most cherished exhibit is a violin, which once belonged to V. Kudirka.

Vincas Kudirka
V. Kudirka (December 31, 1858 in Paežeriai – November 16, 1899 in Naumiestis).
One of the ideologists of the Lithuanian national movement, the writer of the Lithuanian national anthem. In 1889-1905 he organized the publication of Varpas (The Bell), a prohibited newspaper in Lithuanian. He guided the ideological contents of the newspaper, and edited it occasionally. One of the initiators of Lithuanian realistic satire, and civic and national poetry. He wrote works of prose and poetry, publicistic and critical articles, did translations, collected data on folklore, and arranged music. Civic and national themes prevail in his works which criticize the Russification policy conducted by the Russian authorities of that time, propagate the ideals of democracy, condemn political despotism, and arouse Lithuanian national consciousness. Besides, he was one of the most famous Lithuanian translators at the end of the XIX c. (he translated Cain by George Byron, The Maid of Orleans and Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller, Mindaugas by Juliusz Slowacki, and All Souls' Day by Adam Mickiewicz). (From: Acquaintance with Lithuania. Book of the Millennium.-Volume One.-K.-1999)

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