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Fascinating museum

This museum features a lot of artwork and many scrolls with photos and explanations in Lithuanian... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
State Jewish Museum

Interesting, accurate and comprehensive. I found it very interesting that there were no Jewish... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
AlanLichtcsien
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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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 5 weeks ago

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

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank AlanLichtcsien
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

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.

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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.

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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

Thank WoobyBird
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

Thank Patrick M
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.

Reviewed January 7, 2018

Lots of written words but excellent and informative museum. Some superb and moving vintage films of pre-war Vilnius. Delighted to discover that Chagall was a Litvak (Lithuanian Jew).

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

I liked this museum a lot -it offers a look on Jewish history and life in Lithuania from many different perspectives and is more like a few museums for the price of one. There is an exhibition on modern Jewish art. there is the Samuel...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Dear Bonniewillow, Thank you very much for your review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

Reviewed December 22, 2017

This Museum had three parts: most of it shows the rich history of Lithuanian jews. The second part is the Holocaust museum, with the very special Children's Memorial room. The third part is dedicated to artist Samuel Bak, who started drawing as a child in...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Dear Amos, Thank you very much for your review! We look forward to welcoming you at the Museum again.

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