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kėdainiai area Museum

Contacts
Address: Didžioji g. 19, LT-57255, Kėdainiai.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 347) 51 330, (+370 ~ 347) 53 685.
E-mail: kedainiumuziejus[at]gmail.com
http://www.kedainiumuziejus.lt/
Director – Rimantas Žirgulis.

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10–17.

Admission:
adults – 4 Lt;
children – 2 Lt.

Guided tours:
adults – 15 Lt;
children – 10 Lt.

Additional services
Reservations for excursions around Kėdainiai and surrounding area;
Conduct of specialized and integrated classes.

Collection
The museum's collection consists of about 30 000 exhibits.
The museum houses a collection of archaeological finds, numismatic items, manuscripts, historical and ethnographic articles, and works of art and photographs.

Expositions
Archaeology of Kėdainiai region;
Archaeology of Kėdainiai;
Kėdainiai in 16th – 18th century;
Kėdainiai in 19th century;
Cross hall of V. SvirskisHousehold of manors;
Room with furniture of horns;
The little sacral sculpture;
Cross hall of V. Svirskis;
Cultivation;
Agriculture;
Cell of monk;
Struggle of independence 1918–1919;
Kėdainiai in interwar period;
Occupation of Soviet Union and Germany;
National minorities of Kėdainiai;
Famous people of region;
Deportation. Partisans. Victims of the 13th of January.

Exhibitions
Fine art, national art, and other kinds of exhibitions are organized and funded by the Museum.
Cultural, educational activity
The Museum has a tour guide;
Integrated exhibitions take place;
Educational projects are accomplished.

Branch Museums

The Mausoleum of Dukes Radvilos in Evangelic Reformer ChurchThe Mausoleum of Dukes Radvilos in Evangelic Reformer Church
Address: Senoji g. 1, LT-57247, Kėdainiai.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 347) 53 685, (+370 ~ 347) 51 330.
Working hours: May – September: Tuesday to Saturday 11–17. October – April: reservations are made ahead of time by phone (+370 ~ 347) 53 685, (+370 ~ 347) 51 330.
Admission: adults – 5 Lt; pupils – 3 Lt.
Unique art monuments of 17th century and the dukes Radvila sarcophagi are exhibited in the Mausoleum. 

Multicultural Centre
(former The Small Synagogue)
Address: Senoji rinka 12, Kėdainiai.
Multicultural CentreTel. (+370 ~ 347) 51 778.
E-mail daugiakulturis[at]gmail.com
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10–17.
The Museum is fitted for visitors with mobility impairments.
Multicultural Centre of Kėdainiai Regional Museum was established in the building of The Small Synagogue, built in 19th century. Presently it hosts various cultural events, concerts, exhibitions, also conferences and seminars. The exposition about Kėdainiai Jewish community and Holocaust is being prepared.

Vytautas Ulevičius museum of wooden sculptures
Address: J. Basanavičiaus g. 36, LT-57177, Kėdainiai.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10–14.
The entrance is free of charge.
The museum was established in 2004 in premises of local government of Kėdainiai region. Exposition contains more than 50 works of art made by Vytautas Ulevičius who was born in 1934.

Museum of 1863 Revolt
Address: Paberžė, Gudžiūnų seniūnija, LT-58276, Kėdainių rajonas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 347) 46 323.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9–17.
Admission: adults – 4 Lt; pupils, students, pensioners – 2 Lt.
The exposition informs the visitors about the course of events during the 1863 revolt, its leaders, and about the priest A. Mackevičius. The works of Lithuanian artists dedicated to the revolt and Paberžė area are also displayed in the museum.
The museum organizes artist symposiums, arranges exhibitions and other cultural events, attends to the excursions.
The museum operates in the building situated in Paberžė Park. Opposite the museum, a square has been set up, in which the memory of the 1863 revolt and its participants is commemorated by wooden sculptures and an altar.

History of the Museum
Kėdainiai Area Museum was established on the basis of the ethnography museum in 1921 by the initiative of a librarian Jadvyga Laucytė and is one of the oldest museums in Lithuania. 
The Museum's collections were damaged during the World War II, especially in Soviet times, when the registration of exhibits was conducted poorly.
The founder of the museum is the Council of Kėdainiai Region.

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