Museums

BIRŽAI REGIONAL MUSEUM SĖLA

The Biržai Regional Museum Sėla is housed in the restored palace of BiržaiCastle. On 9 March 1989, during the celebration of the 400th anniversary of granting of the Magdeburg Rights to the city of Biržai, the museum opened its doors to visitors for the first time. Twenty five rooms house around 110,000 items (according to the data of 2010), a scientific library keeps a wide selection of books and other publications (more than 18,000). The museum’s exhibits reflect the history, culture, religion, literature and art of the region. Restored with care, a tiled stove echoes of the past splendour of the castle. In 2010, the restoration of an arsenal has been started. The research and maintenance of the bastion fortress, the best-preserved of the kind in Lithuania, is to be continued. 

The museum offers a number of education programs for children. For adults, ‘Žaldoko Alus’ (Beer of Žaldokas) is one of the most popular programs, which includes discovering an amazing exhibition ‘Traditional Brewery’ and tasting beers of the Biržai region.

Address: 3 Radvilos strt., Biržai

Contacts:
Tel: +370 450 33390

      +370 450 31883

E-mail: sela@birzumuziejus.lt
www.birzumuziejus.lt

Opening hours:
1 October to 31 March:
Tuesday and Sunday: 9:00-16:30
Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00-17.30

1 April to 30 September:
Tuesday and Sunday: 10:00-17.30                     Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00-18.30       
                             

Admission prices: Adults: 3€ children aged 5+, students, seniors, and disabled from other districts: 2€ disabled residing in the district of Biržai: free. Admission prices for temporary exhibitions: adults: 1,5€; children aged 5+, students, seniors, and disabled from other districts: 1€.

 

VABALNINKAS MUSEUM –BRANCH OF BIRŽAI REGIONAL MUSEUM SĖLA

In 1995, a small museum was established by the Vabalninkas Culture and History Foundation. Since the end of 2005, the museum is a branch of the Biržai Regional Museum Sėla.The museum contains thirteen rooms.Two memorial rooms are devoted to Monsignor Kazimieras Vasiliauskas and the Minister of Education Konstantinas Šakenis. Other rooms house a library, traditional craft and weaving exhibitions. An ethnography collection is displayed in a large hall. There are also other thematic sections: priests, exile places, partisans, famous people, and the folklore group Saulala based in Vabalninkas. One room provides space for temporary exhibitions.

Address: 14 S. Nėries strt., Vabalninkas, district of Biržai
Contacts:
Mobile: +370 450 54252
            +370  659 40959
E-mail: vabalninkas@birzumuziejus.lt
www.birzumuziejus.lt

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30-18:00
Friday:                    8:00-12:00

 

 

MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF  KONSTANTINAS ŠAKENIS, A POLITICAL AND PUBLIC FIGURE IN LITHUANIA DURING THE INTERWAR PERIOD

Opened on 6 July 2000, the museum offers a permanent collection of documents and photographs reflecting the history of the Šakenis family. The exhibition is open to visitors from 1st May to 1st October.

Address: Village of Veleniškiai, municipality of Vabalninkas, district of Biržai
Contacts: Tel: +370 450 54 268
                         +370 450 54 226

 

 

BALYS SRUOGA BIRTHPLACE

Balys Sruoga (1896-1947) was a Lithuanian poet, writer, playwright, theatre critic, researcher of literature and folklore.
The writer’s birthplace is a homestead situated in the Village of Baibokai, Municipality of Vabalninkas. Today, the homestead is owned by a relative of the writer, Aniolas Sruoga. His relatives have repaired the rooms. Now they maintain the house and welcome warmly the tourists.

Address: Village of Baibokai, district of Biržai

 

SIGUTĖ KIAULĖNIENĖ FAMILY MUSEUM

The SigutėKiaulėnienė Family Museum „Dolls“ offers a collection, which includes around 900 dolls created and dressed by Sigutė Kiaulėnienė, various old utensils and appliances.

Address: Village of Pačeriaukštė, district of Biržai

Contacts: tel: +370 651 30 728

 

 

MEMORIAL EXPOSION OF WRITER K. BINKIS 

Memorial exposion is placed in the old school of Papilys, where writer K. Binkis taught classes in 1915-1918. K. Binkis is an initiator of lithuanian avant-garde poetry, editor of the newspaper "Four Winds" ("Keturi vėjai"), also he was a dramatist and translator. K. Binkis are known for his restless soul. You can have a glance at the writer's life and creative minds by seeing authentic books, photographs and you can listen to the memories about a poet written in Papilys dialect.

To hear and feel everything, an excursion (by phone or e-mail) must be booked in advance.

Address: 9 Vilties strt., Village of Papilys, district of Biržai

Contacts:

tel. +370 687 52782

e-mail edita.lansbergiene@gmail.com

 

MUSEUMS OF VILLAGE COMMUNITIES

These museums display old household utensils and appliances, and ethnography collection. 

Village of Kirkilai, eldership of Širvėna, district of Biržai
Tel: +370 685 75 567

Village of Mieliūnai, eldership of Vabalninkas, district of Biržai
Tel: +370 611 44 734

Village of Parovėja, eldership of Parovėja, district of Biržai
Tel: +370 626 56739

Village of Šukioniai, eldership of Vabalninkas, district of Biržai
Tel: +370 698 76028

 

 

 

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