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Amber Museum-Gallery (Gintaro Muziejus-Galerija)

Sv. Mykolo gatve 8, Vilnius 2001, Lithuania
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Ranked #44 of 95 Attractions in Vilnius
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Lisle, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Amber is so intertwined within the history and culture of the region that it would be a shame not to take the 15 minutes necessary to walk through the amber museum. The shops also display amber crafts and jewelry that is of far higher quality than the tourist amber shops in Vilnius.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Since every store in Eastern Europe seems to sell amber, it was interesting to learn how to tell the real thing from fakes. Real amber floats in a 10% salt water solution and also smells like the pine trees it came for. When it is touches with a hot pin or held in your hot hands for a while. Good... More 

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

They have two rooms: one is the shop, and other - little museum. The most interesting part is the floor. It is made of glass and there are some animal models underneath. The prices in the shop are very high. Nothing extraordinary, but the entrance is free, so why not to visit.

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Crete, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This place is primarily designed to sell to tourists, but they do offer a free look at some nice amber pieces and provide some information on the history of amber.

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North Wales
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Excellent, small museum loaded with information about amber. Amazing exhibits and beautiful, though expensive shop. Well worth a visit.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you ever wanted to know where amber comes from, see all the colors and samples of it, this is the place to come. It's pretty small but houses a lot of information on amber. There is a store on the floor you enter on and you walk downstairs to the museum. It's free and doesn't take too long to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

It's a small museum, but offers many impressing pieces of amber. The staff is motivated and give many information. The museum has no entry fee. Certainly recommended!

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Arcen, The Netherlands
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I learned a lot about amber in this place. Someone explained me how to judge to good from the bad. Therefore i bought my first larger peaces of amber to make my own works of Art.

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Vienna, Virginia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The first time we tried to visit we were turned away because the museum was "full". The second time it was almost empty, and we enjoyed reading how amber is formed over millions of years and where it can be found along the shores of the Baltic Sea. You can get a good look at the unfortunate insects who one... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The amber museum is an interesting place. You learn a lot about the history of amber and see samples of the different kinds of coulours. Nice jewellery boutique there. Very sweet staff.

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