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Kaunas City Museum

Kaunas City Museum

Kaunas Castle 

Kaunas City Museum

Kaunas Castle

Kaunas City Museum

Kaunas Castle

Kaunas City Museum

kaunas city Museum

Contacts
Address: M. Valančiaus g. 6, LT-44275, Kaunas.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 37) 20 82 20.
E-mail: miestomuziejus[at]kaunas.sav.lt
http://kaunomuziejus.lt
Director – Rita Garbaravičienė, tel. (+370 ~ 37) 20 79 47.
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Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9–17h.
Saturday 9–16h.

Admission:
adults – 6 Lt (1,74 €);
pupils, students, seniors – 4 Lt (1,16 €).

Free entrance for: children under school age, children from foster home, children under social support, the disabled of Group I and Group II, museologists of Lithuanian republican museums, members of International Council of Museums.

Guided tours:
charge – 20–40 Lt (5,79–11,58 €).
To order please call (+370 ~ 37) 20 82 20. 

Collections
The museum accumulates collections of the city history, science and industry, culture and art, sound and video, and archaeology.

Expositions

Kaunas in the signs of time
The exposition presents the history of Kaunas, covering the period from ancient times to 1940.

Exhibitions
New exhibitions are constantly opened in the museum both demonstrating the museum collections and modern art: these are painting, photography, china, ceramics, glass, clay, folk art and other exhibitions.

Cultural and educational activity
Educational projects;
Third-Age University;
Thematic evenings;
Social events;
Lectures;
Pupil’s history competitions;
Film screenings;
Methodical conferences of the teachers;
Conferences of local historians;
Schools of junior historians;
Other activities.

Branch Museum

Povilas Stulga's Museum of Lithuanian Folk Instruments

M. and K. Petrauskai Lithuanian Music Museum

Kaunas Castle
Pilies g. 17 LT–44322, Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 300 672.
Email kaunopilis[at]kaunomuziejus.lt, muziejus.kauno.pilis[at]gmail.com
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10-18 h, Saturday 10-17h.
Admission: adults – 8 Lt (2,32 €), pupils, students, seniors – 4 Lt (1,16 €).
Kaunas Castle is the first stone castle in Lithuania, which was originally built in the middle of the 14th century, at the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers. The emergence of Kaunas Castle provided foundation for the emergence of Kaunas city.
Kaunas Castle is the department of Kaunas City Museum. Various exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and other visual arts as well as festive events are taking place here.
In 2013 renewed exposition “Mosaic of History of Kaunas Castle” has been reopened. Exposition presents to visitors history of Kaunas Castle from the 14th century up to now, the most significant historic facts and personalities, metamorphoses of the castle buildings, change in functions of the castle etc. New exposition spaces "Kaunas Castle Court" and "Get into the 17th century Kaunas: from the tiles to the pot fragments” arouses imagination. Developers sought that exposition set out in the five areas of the castle tower would be interesting both for visitors seeking historical facts or authentic exhibits and ones looking for entertainment.
Tours and educational programmes in Lithuanian, English and Russian are being organized in Kaunas Castle:
“Let’s mould Kaunas Castle” – after guided sightseeing tour participants of educational programme are invited to mould a medal with a view of Kaunas Castle; tour “Mosaic of History of Kaunas Castle”. Educational programme “Old Lithuanian Games”, which is presenting various games played in Lithuania since ancient times is especially popular. Participants of the programme are introduced with the toys and games played in Lithuania in the past, based on archaeological findings. During the practical part of the programme visitors can play several games themselves. Among them are such games as “Spinning Top”, “Alquerque / Qirkat”, “Croquet”, “Battle of Rockets”, and “Basket shot”. 

Juozas Gruodis Museum
Address: Salako g. 18, LT-44136, Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 73 24 98.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 9–17, Saturday 9–16.
Admission: adults – 6 Lt (1,74 €), pupils, students, seniors – 4 Lt (1,16 €).
The museum was founded in 1977 in the home which composer Juozas Gruodis (1884–1948) lived from 1932. The exhibition reflects the composer’s life and creative work. Chamber music concerts and meetings with well-known musicians are also held here.

Exposition “Exile and Resistance”
Address: Vytauto pr. 46, LT-44322, Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 32 31 79.
E-mail: rezistencija[at]kaunomuziejus.lt
Director – Darius Juodis.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 9–17 h, Saturday 9–16 h.
Admission: adults – 6 Lt (1,74 €), pupils, students, seniors – 4 Lt (1,16 €).
This exposition reflects the period of Lithuania’s fight for freedom between 1940 and 1990. Material presented in the exposition reveals some facts about guerrilla war, people’s sufferings in exile, prisons, concentration camps and etc. The museum has collected thousands of items that witness the past: personal belongings of the partisans, prisoners of conscience and people in exile, original documents, photographs; one can also find a library and a videotape library.
The museum was opened on June 4, 1993 initiated by the Union of Lithuanian Political Prisoners and Deportees. Since 2006 it belongs to Kaunas City Museum.

Other news
The museum pursues the activities of the first Kaunas City Museum, which was opened in 1897 under the title and the Museum of Science and Industry.
The museum was renewed on October 20, 2005.
Founder of the Museum is Kaunas city Municipality.

Photos by Agnietė Janušaitė-Vitkūnienė ir Brigita Adomavičiūtė

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