Centre for Civil Education

Centre for Civil Education, Vilnius: Hours, Address, Centre for Civil Education Reviews: 4.5/5

Centre for Civil Education
4.5
Speciality Museums • Civic Centres • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Centre for Civil Education is a modern education centre. Here, visitors can get the most important insights about the functioning of a democratic state and citizens engagement possibilities. To make the process of exploration even more interesting, visitors are encouraged to dive into interactive exhibitions by contributing to their content while using tablets and virtual reality tools.
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Gintaras L
Vilnius, Lithuania4 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Ok, so basically they present themselves as a new gen museum. And that is true. Centre for civil education has 4 different theme based rooms (history, institutions, territory, citizenship). So, the idea of these selected themes is very simple. These are stock or minimum criteriums of every single western orientated nation. This is the place where you can get well-prepared information about the country of Lithuania. Nevertheless, the approach to the information is very modern. By modern, I mean that basically, all expos are accessible by tablet computers (iPad mini) with an installed app-tour guide. Specially designed QR codes which are related with an exposition are actually very informative and has many forms (games, text, pictures, audio/video etc..). The result of this virtual/physical combination is that you feel much more involved. Also, it is possible to ask a tour from working staff.
The whole place looks quite minimalistic and cozy, so it's nice to be there. Simple as that. Kids love the place because there are many of smaller areas for them where they can do their stuff.
All in all, if you want fresh and concentrated information about Lithuania this is probably the best place in Vilnius.

AND IT'S COMPLETELY FREE

Open hours (11 AM - 6 PM) (last visitor - 5 PM)
Written August 4, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ubaviciute
Vilnius, Lithuania32 contributions
Feb 2017
We choose this museum for Saturday activity and spent there amazing time. you need to have ID card to get there, because you will get an Ipad, that you need for innovative exhibition.
Written March 2, 2017
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AdeleKau
Vilnius, Lithuania1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Solo
Centre for Civil Education is undoubtedly a fascinating and unique place. If you are having doubts about visiting because you are not sure whether you want to spend your time in some museum, don't worry, it's a whole different experience. Not only you can learn a lot, but you can take part in the creation and you can make the exposition become alive in your hands. Centre for Civil Education is highly innovative and multilayer. With the help of technologies you can go back in time and relive some of the most important events in creation of modern Lithuania.
Whether you are a fan of history, politics or just an admirer of great minds, you'll find everything here. Centre offers unforgettable experience for young and for old. That's the beauty of it - it adjusts to your needs and curiosity.
One more thing worth taking into consideration is that the Centre is easy to find and it is completely free. Also, if you decide to come on the weekend during summer time, you have a chance to visit Sculpture Gardens of Presidential Palace.
Written August 20, 2018
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Asta J
2 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
One of the most innovative places to get to know Lithuanian history and explore the concept of statehood. Definitely worth a visit, regardless of age.
Written April 3, 2018
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May King T
2 contributions
Oct 2017 • Business
Felt honoured to be able to visit the Centre for Civil Education which has a great balance of the history of Lithuania; interactive displays for learning about the culture of Lithuania and especially loved the gifts bestowed to Lithuania by international Presidents, Leaders and global dignitaries.
Written October 8, 2017
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Paul72UK
UK98 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
An interesting visit which explains Lithuanian political history. Prior to this you can walk through the grounds of the Presidential Palace which was a nice surprise. Free entry. iPads provided to provide language translations. Quite interactive - good way to spend a rainy half-hour if passing by.
Written August 24, 2016
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Banguolė Ž
1 contribution
Jan 2018 • Family
This museum presents information about politics of Lithuania in a very interesting way. There are 3 floors, all dedicated to different subjects. Not only the display of this center is amazing, the interior design is extremely eye - soothing too. Me and my cousin stayed until closing hours and promised each other to come back because we had a lot of fun there learning about different institutions.
Written April 3, 2018
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dsssssssss9
World36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a free museum that shows how the current democratic state of Lithuania came into being as well as how citizens can/should participate.

Goes into the history of Lithuania, it's struggles with various invaders , the fighters both physical & ideological who finally over came the ruling state ( russian) to set up the country & political landscape of modern Lithuania.

Sounds boring but in fact it is a very well thought out modern museum that utilises to great effect both classic exhibits as well as some augmented reality to enhance your visit .

A lot of the exhibits have a sort of QR code next to them , which when scanned with the tablet ( supplied at no cost during your visit ) provide not only translation for non Lithuanian speakers but extra details & audio / visual displays .

Some of the exhibits I found extremely moving ( The Baltic Highway for example)
A very good museum , quite unlike any I have been to before .
Written February 2, 2020
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We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the visit! Hope to see you in the Centre for Civil Education once more.
Written November 17, 2021
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Benita
1 contribution
Sep 2019
I think Centre for Civil Education is the most modern and interactive museum in Lithuania. This place combines Lithuanian history, politics with modern technology. You are experiencing exhibitions through tablet computers. Basically, you are walking around an exhibition and scanning QR codes. The museum is suitable for all age groups. The staff is absolutely amazing! And the most important thing, it is completely free!
Written October 10, 2019
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Rugilė J
4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
The Centre for Civil Education is the most modern and interactive education centre in Lithuania. Here, visitors can get the most important insights about Lithuania‘s history, political structure, culture, territory, population and many more important themes. To make the process of exploration even more interesting, visitors are encouraged to dive into interactive exhibitions by contributing to their content while using tablets and virtual reality tools. It's a friendly place for families with children and each visitor is offered interesting information and its different presentation forms.
Furthermore, the temporary exhibition “Unforgettable Futures: Visions for Lithuania’s Centenary“ introduces the most interesting and unexpected ideas of Lithuanians while creating an immersive environment, using breath-taking visualisations and audio tracks.
It‘s important to know, that admission to the Centre is free. On weekdays registration in advance is required and on weekends no prior registration is needed. Here everyone can find interesting information for himself/ herself and have a good time!
Written February 27, 2019
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  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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