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marija and jurgis šlapeliai house-museum

Contacts
Address: Pilies g. 40, LT-01123, Vilnius.
Tel./fax (+370 ~ 5) 261 07 71.
El. p. slapeliumuziejus@gmail.com
Director – Jolanta Paškevičienė.

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 11–16.
Visits by arrangement.


Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum. Photo: Audronė Račkaitienė

Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum. Photo: Frits Straesser

Exposition: library (1906–1949). Photo: Frits Straesser

Exposition. Photo: Danguolė Žemaitytė

Exposition: library (1906–1949). Photo: Danguolė Žemaitytė

Exposition. Photo: Danguolė Žemaitytė

Exposition. Photo: Danguolė Žemaitytė

Exposition. Photo: Danguolė Žemaitytė

Collection
The collection includes books, newspapers, documents and miscellaneos items which belonged to the family. Objects, pertaining to the cultural and scientific heritage of Eastern Lithuania from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries are being accumulated.

Exposition
Exposition reflects the life of the Vilnius region from the second part of the 19th century to 1940.
The ban on the Lithuanian press between 1864 and 1904 threatened the survival of the Lithuanian language. National revival activists seeing the desperate state of the Lithuanian nation and language believed that their main goal was to fight for the preservation of the language.
The exponents demonstrate how, with the lifting of the ban, book publishers became active and printing houses were opened, how new societies were set up and how education and the press received more attention. The exposition reflects other cultural events that fostered and led to political change which brought about Lithuania's independence in 1918.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions of art, ceramics, architecture are being prepared at the Museum.

Cultural, educational activity
Exhibitions, afternoons, evening-parties, concerts, lectures, lessons, clubs' meetings, books' presentations take place in the Exhibitions hall and in the Šlapeliai family Sitting room (15th century cellar).

Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai
Jurgis Šlapelis (1876–1941) was a linguist, physician, culture and social figure.
Marija Šlapeliene (1880–1977) was the founder of Lithuanian bookshop which functions in 1906–1949, publisher, and performer in Lithuanian operas and theatrical productions.

Other news
The Museum was established in 1991 in the residence which M. and J. Šlapeliai bought in 1926. The house is a monument of 17th century architecture.
In 1994 the museum's exposition was opened.

Photos from the funds of Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House and Museum

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