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Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum

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Address: Katedros a. 4, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
Phone Number:
+370 5 212 7476
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 00:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 23:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Got in free for night of museums

Last night was the city's night of the museums where they were open from free to 6-11pm so I went then. Glad I did! Like someone else said, I found the excavations less... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice enough. Kids were bored stiff... I liked the ancient suits of armour and weaponry on display, but there was really nothing much for children here.

Thank Mike H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night was the city's night of the museums where they were open from free to 6-11pm so I went then. Glad I did! Like someone else said, I found the excavations less impressive than the wealth of interesting information on Lithuania's history on extensive placards. Everything is translated into English which is incredibly helpful. Also the recreated medieval rooms... More 

Thank genibre69
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Lithuanian history more interesting than the building excavation history. Lots and lots of information about all the Lithuanian rulers and their families. Pace yourself. Great deal to take in. Be sure to climb the tower to get great views of the city.

Thank chitownsam
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For only a couple of Euros, you can see some of the palace's excavations and artefacts and explore Lithuania's dukes. There is a lot of information, so you spend some time reading, if you are interested and as there were very few people in the palace when I was there, it made for a relaxing visit.

Thank JuliaQatar
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentation of the history of the building, the city and Lithuania. Very good audio guide in several languages. Like many of its kind, a huge amount of detail, and probably best to dip in and out of the things that particularly interest you.

Thank David R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a guided tour of 45 min with excellent witty guide. Amazing to see the basement and the old castle. The museum is built in a very pedagogical way so you are taken by the hand . A great experience - highly recommended

Thank mariannekY7927KA
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After my free walking tour of Vilnius ended up finishing in Cathederal Square, and seeing that the castle was closed due to ice, the natural conclusion of the best way to spend the rest of the afternoon was to wander the seemingly endless museum of Lithuania situated in the Royal Palace. It was a Saturday when I visited and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We wanted to visit but the museum is closed Mondays AND despite it saying it was open Saturdays and Sundays when we visited, it was closed all three days, so we were unable to visit it.

Thank David M
Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We only found this museum in our last day in Vilnius. It's a MUST SEE!!!! Don't go to any other museum, go to this on first!! Excellent exhibits with English narrative, very detailed and comprehensive. I've learned a lot about Lithuania's history that I never knew.

Thank JM2464
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable visit. Particularly the upper floors and the observatory tower which offers good views in lieu of the closed castle hill. Splendid rooms and museum pieces abound.

Thank Samuel M

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