krėvė-mickevičius Memorial Museum
Address: Tauro g. 10-1, LT-01114 Vilnius.
Tel. (+370 ~ 5) 262 01 48.
Head of the Museum – Vladas Turčinavičius.
Information for Visitor
Tuesday to Saturday 10–17.
reservation of excursions;
keeping of a book for excursion reservation;
sending of educational material to schools.
Museum stores 2889 exhibits, including about 1196 exhibits in the main fund.
The Museum keeps some furniture, articles, books, which once belonged to the
writer, as well as relicts and photographs related to the writer's
personality, creative and cultural activities.
The former rooms are preserved in the writer's house: the authentic study,
the family parlor. The previous sleeping-room is equipped with the main
stands reflecting the writer's creative, scientific and social activities.
By means of personal relicts, furniture, photographs, documentary material
and library, the writer's cultural, creative and scientific activities are
shown, as well as his work as an editor.
Parlor of the writer's
The accumulated exhibits tell about the writer's origin, his studies at the
Vilnius Ecclesiastic Seminary, his marriage and family life.
Hall for seminars and
In the former sleeping-room a small hall is installed for seminars and
conferences. Here the visitors are familiarized with various moments from
the writer's life fixed in slides and film tapes. You may hear the writer's
voice, as well as reminiscences of famous men of literature and culture
about V. Krėvė.
The Museum arranges exhibitions on literature, scientific works, and
editorial activities of the writer and his gathering of folklore, as well as
review exhibitions, rehearings of people who once knew the writer and other
Organizing of evenings of artistic reading of V. Krėvė creative works;
Organizing of literary afternoons;
Celebration of the writer's important dates;
Organizing of lectures and conferences on topics related to urgent issues in
the writer's creation;
Realization of educational programs.
The Museum is established in the house where since 1940 up to emigration
lived V. Krėvė-Mickevičius. Rūta and Rimas Grigai developed the conception
of restoration of rooms and foundation of the museum according to
descriptions of the apartment and purpose of rooms, sent by Ona Aldona
Krėvaitė, the writer's daughter. Julius Masalskis, the architect and artist,
developed the expositional equipment of the interior.
The founder of the Museum is the Vilnius City Municipality.
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius (1887–1954) is a 20th-century writer whose work is
often difficult to place. He was not afraid of controversy, got into trouble
with the seminary in Kaunas where he was a student until he was expelled,
and later fell foul of the inter-war independent government.
He wrote many stories based on Lithuanian mythology and legends. In his woke
he sometimes dealt with the plight of rebellious individuals.
He lived from 1940 in a building on Tauras Hill where several other
important literary and cultural figures lived, including Vincas
Mykolaitis-Putinas and the writer Balys Sruoga.
The museum contains a wealth of information about, and photographs of, the
writer, about his time in the seminary and about his experience teaching in
Baku in Azerbaijan and in the United States. It holds copies of his books,
his typewriter and even his pen.
Illustrations from booklet "Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius