We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Amber Museum-Gallery (Gintaro Muziejus-Galerija)

Sv. Mykolo gatve 8, Vilnius 2001, Lithuania
370-2-623092
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #36 of 99 Attractions in Vilnius
Type: Specialty Museums
34 visitor photos
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    27
    31
    24
    5
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
85 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Crete, Nebraska
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
69 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Wales
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Switzerland
Top Contributor
320 reviews 320 reviews
167 attraction reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arcen, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aichwald
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Located in a quiet side street, it would be very easy to miss, but it is well worth seeking out. Yes, their main aim is to sell amber, but admission to the museum is free and you are under no pressure to buy. The displays in the museum are very informative and the variety of amber on show is astounding.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Amber Museum-Gallery (Gintaro Muziejus-Galerija) also viewed

Vilnius, Vilnius County
 
Vilnius, Vilnius County
Vilnius, Vilnius County
 

Been to Amber Museum-Gallery (Gintaro Muziejus-Galerija)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Amber Museum-Gallery (Gintaro Muziejus-Galerija), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing