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Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

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A wonderful Museum and Gallery and very moving

A wonderful Museum and Gallery and very moving. Be prepared ot be surprised by the feeling of this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
anthony a
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Excellent Jewish Museum in Vilnius

When we visited Vilnius in late August 2018 we visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. This was... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Darylbrian
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Johannesburg, Michigan
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The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum is the only Jewish museum in Lithuania. Currently it has three open exposition sites: the Tolerance Center, the Holocaust Exposition and the Memorial Museum of Paneriai. Each of the sites is located in a venue of...more
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Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful Museum and Gallery and very moving. Be prepared ot be surprised by the feeling of this place, very peaceful and with some wonderful art work. A pleasure to walk around. But also you cannot help but be moved by the awful tragedies of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

When we visited Vilnius in late August 2018 we visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. This was an excellent museum with outstanding sections on the holocaust and jewish life in Vilnius. the section with messages and recordings of jewish children from the ghetto was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Dear Darylbrian, thank you very much for your kind words and for sharing your experience. We are truly glad to hear that you found our museum memorable and thought provoking. Please do visit again!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is an enormously detailed and fascinating exhibition detailing all aspects of Jewish life and history in Lithuania. The exhibition of artwork by artist Samuel Bak was particularly interesting with much to think about.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Dear June, thank you very much for your review and kind words. We hope to see you in the museum again!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

This museum features a lot of artwork and many scrolls with photos and explanations in Lithuanian and English. The best part is when the children tell their story of the holocaust. In the middle of that exhibit, there is a children's memorial with pictures of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Dear Robert, thank you very much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Interesting, accurate and comprehensive. I found it very interesting that there were no Jewish workers in the musuem.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Dear Alan, Thank you very much for your visit and your review. Our museum's staff is diverse and some of the workers are Jews.

Reviewed June 25, 2018

Leave plenty of time. We were there for 2 hours and should have spent another hour there (although we are slow at museums). There is a special Samuel Bak exhibit that is spectacular. I did not know this artist before but he is now one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rumskys
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review! We hope to see you in our Museum again.

Reviewed May 9, 2018

We visited here after the 'Green Museum' on the joint, €5 ticket. A very moving museum - the testimonies of some of the few Lithuanian Jewish survivors on the top floor has so much information - and the Samuel Bak exhibition is just incredible.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Located in an imaginatively converted theatre building, all visitors should find time to visit this excellent museum which documents the Jewish experience in Vilnius. The interactive memorial dedicated to the children killed in the Holcaust is especially moving.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed March 7, 2018

The Museum is being renovated but I was far from disappointed with my visit to the Tolerance Centre which was showing 2 amazing exhibitions of art, one of them of the work of Samuel Bak who escaped as a 9 year old child. His work...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed visiting the Museum and hope to see you here again.

Reviewed February 11, 2018

There are few museums in Vilnius & they should make the way easier for foreign visitors - for example a large flag at the entrance & some form of street sign showing the way. The museum itself has very little content but a charming painting...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for your suggestions. We were sorry to hear that the Museum was hard to find but glad that you enjoyed it nevertheless.

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