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antanas baranauskas and antanas vienuolis-žukauskas museum

Contacts
Address: A. Vienuolio g. 4, LT-29147, Anykščiai.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 381) 58 015, (+370 ~ 381) 52 912, (+370 ~ 381) 52 922.
E-mail: a.vienuolis@delfi.lt
Director – Antanas Verbickas.
http://www.baranauskas.lt/
http://www.arkliomuziejus.lt

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:Antanas Vienuolis-Žukauskas' Memorial Museum
A. Baranauskas Granary, A. Vienuolis Memorial Museum, The Stone Painting Exhibition of Stanislovas Petraška:
September to June: Monday to Sunday 8–17; July to August: Monday to Sunday 9–18.
The Memorial Homestead-Museum of Jonas Biliūnas (1879–1907):
May to October: Monday to Sunday 10–17; November to April: Tuesday to Saturday 9–17.
The Memorial Museum of Bronė Buivydaitė:
Monday to Friday 8–16.
The Memorial Homestead-Museum of Liudvika (1856-1925) and Stanislovas (1850-1927) Didžiuliai:
Wednesday to Sunday 8–17.
Horse Museum:
May to August: Monday – Sunday 9–18; September to April: Monday – Sunday 9–17.
The Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum at Anykščiai Railway Station:Exposition at A. Baranauskas Granary
May to October: Monday – Sunday 10–17; November to April: before visiting inquire on phone (+370 ~ 381) 58 015.
The Wooden Observation Tower near Šeimyniškėliai Castle Mound:
May – September: Monday through Sunday – 10–17.

Admission:
A. Baranauskas Granary, A. Vienuolis Memorial Museum, The Stone Painting Exhibition of Stanislovas Petraška:
adults – 1,75 € (6,04 Lt);
pupils, students, pensioners – 1,40 € (4,83 Lt);
childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.Antano Baranausko klėtelėje
A. Baranauskas Granary, A. Vienuolis Memorial Museum:
adults – 1,50 € (5,18 Lt);
pupils, students, pensioners – 1,10 € (3,80 Lt).
 The Stone Painting Exhibition of Stanislovas Petraška:
adults – 0,85 € (2,93 Lt);
pupils, students, pensioners – 0,65 € (2,24 Lt).
childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.

The Memorial Homestead-Museum of Jonas Biliūnas
adults – 1,00 € (3,45 Lt);
pupils, student, pensioners – 0,80 € (2,76 Lt).
childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
The Memorial Museum of Bronė Buivydaitė:
adults – 0,5 € (1,73 Lt);
childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
The Memorial Homestead-Museum of Liudvika (1856-1925) and Stanislovas (1850-1927) Didžiuliai:
adults – 0,85 € (2,93 Lt);
pupils, student, pensioners – 0,5 € (1,73 Lt).  
Horse Museum:
Bishop's Antanas Baranauskas armchair in A.Baranauskas' Little Granary. Photographer Audrina Navickienėadults – 3 €;
pupils, student, pensioners – 2 €.
Childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
The Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum at Anykščiai Railway Station:
adults – 2 €;
pupils, students, pensioners – 1,60 €.
The Wooden Observation Tower near Šeimyniškėliai Castle Mound:
adults – 1,50 € (5,18 Lt);
pupils, students, pensioners – 1,10 € (3,80 Lt).
childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.

Guided tour:
adults – 9 €
pupils, students, pensioners – 7 €
Before visiting inquire on phone (+370 ~ 381) 58 015, e-mail info[at]baranauskas.lt

For Persons with Disabilities:
museum is partially adapted to the mobility impaired visitors;
museum exposition provides informational signs for the hearing impaired visitors.

Collection
There are about 23 000 displays in the collection of the museum, about 13 000 items of them are in the main collection and about 10 000 – in a subsidiary one.Garvežys Siauruko muziejuje

Exposition

Poet's and Bishop's Antanas Baranauskas (1835–1902) Little Granary
In the middle of 19th century 24 years-old poet A. Baranauskas wrote poem “The Forest of Anykščiai” (Lithuanian:„Anykščių šilelis”), an anthem to the past of Lithuania, in this small granary. Created under the eaves, it is one of the best known Lithuanian literary works. Nowadays authentic furniture, household items, and books of A. Baranauskas and his family are being kept and displayed here.

The Memorial House-Museum of a Writer Antanas Žukauskas-Vienuolis (1882–1957)
It is the house of the first half of the 20th century town intellectuals, where duties of a pharmacist and vocation of a writer, the centuries of Anykščiai history and Caucasian traditions are interrelated. Since 1957, when the tomb of A. Vienuolis was poured at the homestead, authentic domestic and creative space is being kept here. New exhibitions are displayed nearby, disclosing the writer’s influence on the cultural development of Anykščiai region.

The Stone Painting Exhibition of Stanislovas Petraška (1935–2009)
At the exhibition hall of the museum the permanent stone painting exhibition of Anykščiai region’s folk artist S. Petraška is displayed. Unique technique of stone dust painting, which is characteristic only for this artist, homeland landscapes, state symbols of Lithuania are perpetuated.

ExhibitionsŠaudymas
Art, folk-art exhibitions, exhibitions on literature, ethnography, archaeology and exhibitions reflecting the period of exile are organized.

Cultural, educational activity
Preparing educational programs;
Organization of concerts;
Organization of meetings.

Branch Museums

The Memorial Homestead-Museum of Jonas Biliūnas (1879–1907)
Jonas Biliūnas Memorial MuseumAddress: Niuronys, LT-29175, Anykščių rajonas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 381) 51 722.
E-mail: a.vienuolis[at]delfi.lt, a.vienuolis[at]gmail.com 
Opening hours: May to October: Monday to Sunday 10–17; November to April: Tuesday to Saturday 9–17.
Admission charge: adults – 1,00 € (3,45 Lt);
pupils, student, pensioners – 0,80 € (2,76 Lt).
childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
The museum founded at the homestead of J. Biliūnas 50 years ago keeps late 19th century ethnographic spirit and is a witness of authentic writer’s creative spirit. At the exposition of homestead one can find items of Biliūnai family, writer’s books and photos. Also, wood carvings of folk artists on the motifs of J. Biliūnas literary works are scattered around.

The Memorial House-Museum of a Writer Bronė Buivydaitė (1895–1984)
Address: Vilniaus g. 21, LT-29145, Anykščiai.
Bronė Buivydaitė MuseumTel. (+370 ~ 381) 58 138.
E-mail: a.vienuolis[at]delfi.lt, a.vienuolis[at]gmail.com 
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8–16.
Admission charge 0,5 € (1,73 Lt);
Childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
The exposition of poet, play-writer B. Buivydaitė-Tyrų Duktė creations and her mode of life is being displayed at the little house on the outskirts of Anykščiai old-town, where she grew up and returned to to live the last decades of her life. Bookshop “Auksinis batelis” runs in the house. Also, sculpture and flower garden are being created in the homestead.

Liudvika Didžiulienė and Stanislovas DidžiulisThe Memorial Homestead-Museum of Liudvika (1856-1925) and Stanislovas (1850-1927) Didžiuliai
Address: Griežionėlių kaimas, Anykščių rajonas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 381) 43 901.
E-mail: a.vienuolis[at]delfi.lt, a.vienuolis[at]gmail.com 
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 8–17.
Adults – 0,85 € (2,93 Lt);
pupils, student, pensioners – 0,5 € (1,73 Lt).  
At the end of the 19th century the manor house of Didžiuliai family at Griežionėlės became a lighthouse of Lithuanian cultural and social life, distribution centre of banned Lithuanian press in the East Aukštaitija region. At the house of writer L. Didžiulienė-Žmona, her husband bibliophile S. Didžiulis and their children household items and documents are displayed. They tell a story about life and work of this intellectual family and testify the living history of book smugglers (Lithuanian: knygnešiai).

Horse MuseumAt Horse Museum
Address: Niūronių kaimas, Anykščių rajonas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 381) 51 722.
E-mail: a.vienuolis[at]delfi.lt, a.vienuolis[at]gmail.com 
http://www.arkliomuziejus.lt/index.en.htm 
Opening hours: May to August: Monday – Sunday 9–18; September to April: Monday – Sunday 9–17.
Admission charge: adults – 3 €);
pupils, student, pensioners – 2 €.
Childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.

Carriage ride, sledge ride in winterEdukacinė programa „Duonelė kasdieninė“
The ticket price in the territory of the museum is  1,00 € (3,45 Lt) and around Niūronys surroundings (1 hour) – 30 € per company.  
The broad-scope Horse Museum, which protects and actualizes national Lithuanian agricultural heritage grew from folk festivals “Run, Stallion, Run” (Lithuanian: „Bėk bėk, žirgeli!”) of the second half of the 20th century, born from nostalgic respect for dwindling horse culture, and exposition of equine implements. Not only agriculture and transport means are kept in the museum’s collections, but also unique exhibits of philately and carving. Besides, expositions of village crafts are being expanded. Here works weaver and bread baker, blacksmith, wood carver and craftsman of musical instruments. Visitors can ride a horse or get into a horse-carriage and take a ride not only in the territory of the museum, but also in the area of Niūronys.

The Narrow-GaugeThe Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum at Anykščiai Railway Station
Address: Vilties g. 2, Anykščiai.Siauruko muziejus
Tel. (+370 ~ 381) 58 015.
E-mail: a.vienuolis[at]delfi.lt, a.vienuolis[at]gmail.com 
Opening hours: May to October: Monday – Sunday 10–17; November to April: before visiting inquire on phone (+370 ~ 381) 58 015.
Admission charge: adults – 2 €; pupils, students, pensioners – 1,60 €.
Childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
The Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum at the one hundred years-old Anykščiai Railway Station displays exposition of architecture, technology and history of Anykščiai region. One can take a look at many exhibits in this museum. Locomotive “Kukushka”, other narrow gauge railway rolling stock, tools for signalling and communication are among them. Even more - visitors can try operating railcar and tricycle on rails by themselves.

The Wooden Observation Tower near Šeimyniškėliai Castle Mound
Address: J. Biliūno g. 97a, Anykščiai.
Opening Hours: May – September: Monday through Sunday – 10–17.
Admission charge: adults – 1,50 € (5,18 Lt); pupils, students, pensioners – 1,10 € (3,80 Lt). childs under 7, disabled, ICOM members – free.
From October to March visitors are welcome provided they call ahead of time: (+370 ~ 381) 52 922, (+370 ~ 610) 00 421.
The history exposition will acquaint visitors with the history the former Šeimyniškėliai (Voruta) Castle – once one of the largest wooden castles in Eastern Europe. It shall also inform visitors of the everyday lives of those who built and defended the castle. Visitors may look at examples of archaeological findings and may even attempt to test their eyesight as well as their own physical strength when shooting a bow and arrow, when using a crossbow, or when throwing a spear.Mediniame apžvalgos bokšte šalia Vorutos (Šeimyniškėlių) piliakalnio

History of the Museum
A. Baranauskas and A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas Memorial Museum is considered to be founded on 1st of May 1927 when the first entry at the A. Baranauskas Granary-Museum’s visitor’s book was written. Visitor’s book was started by writer A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas.
The first building of the Museum is the Granary of a Poet and Bishop Antanas Baranauskas. It was built in 1826 (date is engraved in the door frame) by poet’s father in Jurdzikas, former suburb of Anykščiai. In 1839 family moved to current location ad granary was brought along. A. Baranauskas loved to rest in granary. In it he wrote poem “The Forest of Anykščiai” (Lithuanian:„Anykščių šilelis”) in 1858-1859. A. Žukauskas-Vienuolis, writer, grandson of A. Baranauskas brother Jonas, received the land of Baranauskas family as an inheritance in 1921 from his parents. He preserved the granary and founded the museum of A. Baranauskas in it.
This granary is the first memorial museum in Lithuania. In 1945 A. Vienuolis was officially appointed director of the museum and worked here until his death on 17th of September 1957. Protective hood of the granary (architect J. Kvašys, 1958) was built thanks to the efforts of A. Vienuolis.
After the death of A. Vienuolis, memorial museum was founded in his house in 1957. In 1962 two nearby museums were combined into the single A. Baranauskas and A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas Memorial Museum.
The granary also gave start to the present day complex of the Anykščiai museum. In 1960 the Memorial Homestead of J. Biliūnas in Niūronys was connected to the museum. In 1968 the exposition was set up at the L. and S. Didžiuliai homestead in Griežionėlės. On 8th of December 1990 the Memorial House-Museum of Bronė Buivydaitė was opened at the writer’s house, commemorating the 95th anniversary of her birth.
Founded in 1991 in the chapel of the old cemetery, Anykščiai Cultural History Museum was transferred to the A. Baranauskas and A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas Memorial Museum in 1992 and become its department.
In 1978 Anykščiai gained one interesting tourist attraction as the Horse Museum was established. It also became branch of the A. Baranauskas and A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas Memorial Museum.
In 1999, ahead of 100th anniversary of narrow gauge railway, museum specialists began creating the Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum at the Anykščiai Railway Station. Now the exposition of narrow-gauge railway history is displayed here, variety of entertainment is offered.
The idea of building a wooden castle in the authentic environment of Šeimyniškėliai hill-fort, as a sign of respect from the 21st century citizens of Lithuania to the historical past and the founders of the state, matured in the minds of Anykščiai residents since 1997. In 2001 a bridge to the castle across Varelis, the first structure of castle complex was built. In 2004 wooden observation tower was erected at the entrance to the lower castle. Now historical exposition is displayed here and educational programmes take place.
Founder of the museum – Anyksciai Region Municipality. 

Anykščiai Town
Anykščiai, town in northern Lithuania, 30 km west of Utena. Situated on the Šventoji River.
The town is known for it’s felt and fruit wine industries. The winery, established by the agronomist Balys Karazija in 1926, is the largest in Lithuania.
There was a settlement on the site as early as the 13th century but the castle and manor house are first mentioned in historical sources of the 15th century. The town received a charter in 1516. The wooden St. Matthew’s Church was built in 1514, and a new Gothic edifice in 1899-1909. A small storehouse in which the Lithuanian poet Bishop Antanas Baranauskas (1835–1902) wrote his famous poem Anykščiu šilelis (The Grove of Anykščiai) is preserved as a monument.
Another Lithuanian writer, Antanas Žukauskas-Vienuolis (1882–1957) was a long-time resident of Anykščiai and is buried there.
A memorial museum has been founded in commemoration of the two writers.
The Anykščiai countryside is very picturesque: it is a hilly and forested region with many lakes and streams. Over 200 ha of town land has been designated a rest and recreation area.
6 km southwest of Anykščiai is the famous rock Puntukas.

Antanas Baranauskas
Antanas Baranauskas (1835–1902) was the leader of the Lithuanian Romantic Movement. He was born in the northeastern town of Anykščiai . He became a priest, and studied in St. Petersburg, Munich and Rome. In 1897 he was appointed Bishop of Seinai, a town in the south of the country, now in Poland.
Baranauskas wrote on number of subjects including mathematics, theology and dialectology (he was the author of a seminal work on local dialects). Although he only wrote poetry for a few years, one of his poems dominates the country's literary landscape.
Anykščių šilelis (The Forest of Anykščiai ) was published in 1860. The work is in two parts. The first consists of rich images of the beauty of the countryside around his hometown, recalled from memory. In the second part the poet returns to the present, where he sees a devastated landscape, the forest is destroyed, and only tree stumps and bare valleys remain.
The poem is read as allegory of his country’s ruins, its past splendor and present desecration. He wrote it at a time when Lithuania was a part of the Russian Empire. Despite the political aspect, the poem has a universal appeal, being rich in imagery of the natural world.
The museum is in the wooden granary on the outskirts of Anykščiai where it is said that Baranauskas wrote his famous poem. It is a simple building containing information about his work and shoving examples of translations of it into foreign languages.

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