Mykolaitis-Putinas Memorial Museum
Address: Tauro g. 10-3, LT-01114 Vilnius.
Tel. (+370 ~ 5) 262 44 80.
Head of the Museum – Ramunė Šorienė.
Information for Visitor
Tuesday – Saturday 10–17.
free of charge.
reservation of excursions;
listening to audio records with the strophes read by V. Mykolaitis-Putinas;
watching of slides illustrating the writer's life;
listening to the writer's beloved music.
The Museum has about 5 000 exhibits accumulated. The collection is made of
authentic things of the writer V. Mykolaitis-Putinas (1893–1967): furniture,
books, pictures, as well as various materials associated with the writer's
creation, life and personality.
In three memorial rooms (the study, the parlor and the sleeping-room) the
authentic atmosphere is restored. Their furniture, books, pictures tell
about rich surroundings of the writer's home:
study is a place of creative concentration and work. Here often came the
colleagues from the University, writers, and friends to listen to classical
music and read their works of creation.
The parlor looks very cozy with its stylish furniture from the start of this
century, the piano of secessive forms.
writer's life and activities in Vilnius
Here are exposed books, photos, and copies of manuscripts, which are grouped
by the main sphere of V. Mykolaitis-Putinas' activities: as writer,
translator, scientist, prosaist, and pedagogue.
Cultural, educational activity
Organizing of literary events;
Arrangement of meetings;
Arrangement of seminars on V. Mykolaitis-Putinas' life and creation;
Fulfillment of the educational program designed for pupils.
The museum opened in 1986 in the home of Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas
(1893–1967), a famous poet, novelist, playwright, and professor of
literature at Kaunas and Vilnius Universities.
The founder of the Museum is the Vilnius City Municipality.
Photos by Marta Ivanova