Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum

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Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Holly C
Cockermouth, UK4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Fascinating museum which gives a really good history of Lithuania. The information on the reconstruction of the Grand Dukes Palace itself is also very interesting. The exhibits are well laid out. The museum is clean and well lit. We did tours 1,2 and 3. It's worth deciding in advance what you most want to see if you have limited time, we spent around four hours in the museum to read and look at all of the exhibits, but you could spend longer! Tour I covered the ruins of the original palace, archaeological exhibits and history of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and was our favourite. There was plenty of information to read alongside the exhibits, presented in English and Lithuanian. Audio guides were also available. Tour II covered the reconstructed historical rooms. Tour III was exhibits of armour and information on music and daily life. The sixth floor observation tower is worth a visit.
Written June 14, 2022
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK770 contributions
Mar 2022
If you are in Vilnius you must not miss this historical site. What they have done with this Dukes Palace which was devastated over the years is amazing. Be prepared to spend a lot of time here as the presentation and artistically presented information is extraordinary. What would it have cost to do the research and renovations here? It must have cost an enormous amount of time and money. Highly recommended as a top historical site in Europe.
Written May 7, 2022
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Karl Alfred B
Tallinn, Estonia7 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
There is a lot to see. Highly recommended. Definitely one of the highlights of our tourist trip to Vilnius. Ticket price is very affordable.
Written March 15, 2022
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I4574KZthomasg
Oakland, United States33 contributions
Mar 2022
Terrific museum that covers much of Lithuanian history. There are 4 options; I did tours 1 & 2 which was plenty. Lots of exhibits and artifacts as well as excavations of the many palaces over time.
Written March 12, 2022
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treeclimber
Garstang, UK249 contributions
Feb 2022
This museum could be so much better
The entrance fee is confusing with different sections all individually priced or a all section fee . Just charge one fee .
The 1 Euro extra hand held audio guide is difficult to use and who on earth thought it would be a good idea to enlist an English narrator with a strong Yorkshire accent more suited to a Tetley tea advert.
The virtual reality goggles well into the museum need a two euro token that is purchased back at reception . No mention of this when buying your entrance ticket !
The vast number of abrupt unfriendly staff constantly following you need customer service training or sending back to the KGB .
Though the many interesting exhibits are sited in a beautiful building newly created as a copy of the destroyed palace it lacks character as it is so flawless.
We also found it uncomfortably hot in the maze of rooms and flooring levels even after being ordered by the cloakroom guard to put our coats into a locker .
All things considered it was not really worth the 18 Euros for entry and extras for the two of us due to the various issues mentioned which did not make the visit enjoyable.
Written February 15, 2022
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Syl1602
Purmerend, The Netherlands412 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We took tickets for the whole museum and the audio tour. They rebuild the castle and made the exposition around the remains of the old castle. Very nicely done. You must not be in s hurry and the museum is huge so ware comfortable shoes. If you want to learn about the history of Lithuania and Vilnius this is the place!
Written January 5, 2022
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blodwin52
Derby, UK345 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautiful place, unfortunately it was closed when we visited so we couldnt go inside. The architecture is so grand and amazing place to take photos.
Written November 9, 2021
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Audrey F
kirkcaldy,scotland412 contributions
Oct 2021
We just came to the square to take photos. Was very rainy, but still got some good shots. Plenty things nearby to see and do.
Written November 2, 2021
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Jennifer P
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
I arrived at 4pm, it doesn't shut until 8pm so I figured I had plenty of time. As I walked up to the ticket office, the woman was in conversation with an important looking man with a radio. They were clearly trying to sort something out with the printer, however, I stood there ignored for at least 4 minutes. I couldn't quite believe what was happening. I then paid for my ticket which cover four areas of the museum. I think this whole concept it complicated and unnecessary. I thought I would go have a coffee and a bite to eat in the cafe. As I walked in, I saw two members of staff working away but they didn't look open. I asked what time they opened thinking they must be opening soon for the evening meal crowd and the guy looked at his watch and said..."errr tomorrow" I didn't find it funny. I found him sarcastic. I paid extra 1 euro for audio guide but as I walked to the first information notice, it already had a number 3 on it. I pressed 3 and it didn't make sense with what was in front of me. I had to mess around with 1 and 2 and 3 again. I realized the numbers on the information boards didn't match up with the audio guide. I have no idea why not. Some numbers on the displays said they should have an audio guide message but it just said" there is no audio guide for this number". I have no idea why someone decided to choose a north Yorkshire retired coal miner to be the vocalist for the audio guide. It doesn't at all match up. Then I was chased back to the start because I had a small backpack on . Why this couldn't have been mentioned at the start, I dont know. So now I have to walk around holding my ticket, phone, drink, and my audio guide as I have no bag. However worse by far are the over staffed watchers as you walk around the place. I have no idea how they can afford so many watching security people, and they bore into you with their eyes, they follow you very closely, walk up and down with you. And they interfere with how you want to look at exhibits, making you go here or go there. I felt very uncomfortable with them. The 3D googles seemed a great idea until half way through the exhibition, you arrive at them, and read you should have paid extra euro at the start when I bought the ticket. No way am I walking the mile back to the ticket office to pay my extra euro. Poorly organised thinking.
Written October 21, 2021
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Oliver M
Helsinki, Finland10 contributions
Sep 2021
This wonderful experience may be topped with classical music during the week-ends.I recommend checking on that as I've had the exprience twice on my two visits. A classical concert in the inner coyrtyard or in the high chambers is a perfect marriage to this impressive museum. The possibility of adapting the tours in different lenghts is a very good idea. I recommend the tour II.
Written September 6, 2021
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