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Museum of Simonas DaukantasExposition of simonas daukantas

Contacts
Address: J. Basanavičiaus g. 6, LT-85243, Papilė, Akmenės rajonas.
Tel. +370 425 32 926, +370 677 72 212.
E-mail: sdmuziejus[at]gmail.com

Information for Visitor

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 8–17.
Visits to the museum at a different time must be arranged in advance by telephone.

Entrance
Adults – 4,15 Lt (1,2 €);
pupils, children, pensioniers, disabled, students  – 2,08 Lt (0,6 €).

About the Museum
The museum of Simonas Daukantas was founded by the municipality of Akmene district in 1986. At the present the museum stores 220 exhibits. The visitors can observe the paintings on the subject of the motifs of Simonas Daukantas works, presented to the museum by the painters A. Švažas, R. Tarabilda, A. Každailis, S. Šakalys, A. Banys, A. Surgailienė and K. Šimonis. Also, a diverse documentary data, famous people`s recollections telling us about this well-known Samogitian and the like are on a display in the museum. The visitors are introduced to the life story of Simonas Daukantas, his historical and linguistic works as well as to the other authors` works about this historian, writer and a representative of Enlightenment in Lithuania.
The museum is situated in a Samogitian farm-house, the former altar place not far from the Church of Papile. In this farm-house Simonas Daukantas had spent the last years of his life. In Papilė, a monument of S. Daukantas (sculptor V. Grybas) located in the centre of the town draws everybody`s attention as well.

Photo by D. Mukienė

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