Vilnius, Vilnius

The National Museum of Lithuania

FreeFriday 14 June, Saturday 15 June

Arsenalo g. 1 and Arsenalo g. 3
01143 Vilnius

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The archaeology collection of the National Museum of Lithuania is one of the oldest and richest in the museum and the largest in Lithuania. It contains more than 600 thousand archaeological finds dating from the 11th millennium B.C. to the 19th century. The collection consists of separate groups of exhibits distinguished according to periods and themes.
The earliest archaeological exhibits reached the museum from the collections of various benefactors of the Museum of Antiquities, as well as from scientific or amateur excavations conducted in the 19th and early 20th century.
National Museum of Lithuania participating in the Archaeology Days for a very first time.

Workshop

Workshop

Educational class: Take part in excavations!

We invite you to take the archaeologist’s basic tools: shovels, a brush, a metal detector, make a drawing with a pencil, measure the height with a total station and a level, and perform many other intriguing tasks together with archaeologists.

Free

Saturday 15 June
de 12:00 à 18:00 (Activity will be held in the museum courtyard (Arsenalo g. 3))

Children, Family, Adults, General public

Workshop

Workshop

Educational class of the Toy Museum

Finds from various periods and their analysis allow us not only to realize how and where people lived before us, but also to understand how ingenious and resourceful they were! The Toy Museum invites children to join in for fun reconstruction tasks.

Free

Saturday 15 June
de 16:00 à 18:00

Children, Family, Adults, General public, Schoolchildren

Demonstration

Demonstration

Conservation laboratory

Archaeologists conservators will tell the visitors about the inner workings of the conservation of archaeological finds. You will see how metal, ceramic, textile and leather artefacts are being conserved.

Free

Saturday 15 June
de 12:00 à 18:00 (Demonstrations will take place every half an hour: 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30.)

Children, Family, Adults, General public

Demonstration

Demonstration

Became researcher

Researchers: archaeologists, archaeobotanists, zooarchaeologists and reconstruction specialists will present various finds bearing witness to the human past: metal artefacts, leather and ceramic ware, bone and flint tools. The laboratory researchers will demonstrate the subtleties of microscope work, the possibilities of laboratory analysis of wood and plant remains and animal bones, and the technique of flint splitting and production of flint artefacts.

Free

Saturday 15 June
de 12:00 à 18:00

Children, Family, Adults, General public

Lecture

Lecture

Archaeological crime story: How were the remains of the rebels discovered?

Archaeologists of the National Museum of Lithuania have discovered the remains of twenty participants of the uprising of 1863–1864 on Gediminas Hill. Archaeologist Gytis Grižas invites you to hear the story how the research was conducted, how the rebels were identified and what the further prospects of the research are.

Free

Friday 14 June de 20:00 à 21:30

Adults, General public

Guided tour

Guided tour

Guided tours to the archaeology exhibition

The archaeology exhibition of the National Museum of Lithuania contains more than 4 thousand finds related to Lithuania’s prehistory and prehistoric population. Archaeologists giving guided tours will present unique exhibits of Baltic culture, amber artefacts, and the country’s development from the appearance of the first inhabitants to the formation of the Lithuanian state in the 13th century.

15:00 Amber in the Iron Age
16:00 Introducing the Iron Age through seven exhibits
17:00 Symbols in prehistory

Free

Friday 14 June de 15:00 à 16:00 (Amber in the Iron Age)

Friday 14 June de 16:00 à 17:00 (Introducing the Iron Age through seven exhibits)

Friday 14 June de 17:00 à 18:00 (Symbols in prehistory)

Family, Adults, General public

Discovery tour

Discovery tour

Guided tours to the storages of archaeological finds and exhibits

It is a unique guided tour. The storage rooms of archaeological finds of the National Museum of Lithuania will be opened for the first time for preregistered visitors. The museum’s archaeologist will present the exhibits, the larger part of which have not been displayed for the public before.

Free

Friday 14 June de 15:30 à 16:30 et de 16:30 à 17:30 (Preregistration required (up to 15 people))

Adults, General public

Press contact:

Šileikis Arminas

arminas.sileikis@lnm.lt

+37067304145

  • National Museum of Lithuania
    LNM
  • Interactive lesson
    Photo by Elena Daukšaitė
  • Research center
    Photo by Elena Daukšaitė

Access map

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