History of the castle and unique 360° panorama

Plan your visit

Everyday 10.00 to 20.00

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.

See working hours during public holidays.

Ticket prices

  • Adults – 6,00 € (from April, 2023 – 8,00 €; from October, 2023 – 6,00 €)
  • Schoolchildren, students and senior citizens (upon the submission of an appropriate document) – 3,00 € (from April, 2023 – 4,00 €; from October, 2023 – 3,00 €)

Family ticket

  • 1 adult and up to 4 children – 9,00 € (from April, 2023 – 13,00 €; from October, 2023 – 9,00 €)
  • Up to 2 adults and 4 children – 15,00 € (from April, 2023 – 20,00 €; from October, 2023 – 15,00 €)

Combo tickets

  • Historical Triangle (the New Arsenal, the Old Arsenal and Gediminas Castle Tower) – 12,00 €
  • Museums in Vilnius (every branch of National Museum of Lithuania that is located in Vilnius) – 30,00 €

Guided tours in Lithuanian or foreign language (groups up to 25 people)

  • Themed guided tour (60 min) – 15,00 € (museum tickets not included)
* Full-time pupils of schools of general education; full-time students of schools of higher education; citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and other countries of the European Union studying full-time in schools of higher education in the member states of the European Union; pensioners (under 80); persons who suffered from the occupations between 1939 and 1990 – political prisoners and deportees, former inmates of ghettos and concentration or other forced labour camps; persons who fought for the independence of the Republic of Lithuania and suffered from Soviet aggression on 11–13 January 1991 and onwards; participants in the resistance movement against the occupations between 1940 and 1990 – volunteer soldiers and freedom fighters; teachers. Discount is applied upon presentation of an appropriate ID.

Gediminas Castle Tower is free of charge for the following visitors:

pre-school children; orphans and children who have lost guardianship by their parents; people with a disability and their one accompanying person; persons from 80 years of age; employees of Lithuania’s museums; members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM); residents of children care homes and socially supported children; teachers accompanying groups of schoolchildren; Vilnius Pass card holders (valid for visiting The New Arsenal, The Old Arsenal, The House of Signatories, Gediminas Castle Tower, The Bastion of the Vilnius Defence Wall, Kazys Varnelis House-Museum, House of Histories); students of Lithuanian art schools for children and youth; students of Vilnius College of Technologies and Design; students of Balys Dvarionas decennary music school; members of the Lithuanian Association of Art Historians; members of the International Association of Art Critics; members of the Lithuanian Association of Archaeologists; guides with valid guide ID; guides accompanying groups of tourists; employees of the Cultural Heritage Department at the Ministry of Culture and its territorial branches; cadets and conscripts from General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania; soldiers of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion; members of the Lithuanian army volunteer union; employees of Lithuanian Post; journalists; Family Card holders; students of Vilnius Academy of Arts; students of the Faculty of History at Vilnius University; citizens of Ukraine; organised migrant groups; all visitors on the last Sunday of each month.

Educational activities of the National Museum of Lithuania’s expositional locations are free of charge for the following visitors:

children under 3 years of age; residents of children care homes and socially supported children; people with a disability and their one accompanying person; teachers accompanying groups of schoolchildren.

Concessions are applied upon the visitor providing valid ID that prooves right to specific concessions. This ID requirement does not apply to pre-school children and all visitors on the last Sunday of each month.

Information for disabled visitors: exhibition halls of the Gediminas Castle Tower do not have wheelchair access.

1 hour filming with professional equipment on the Gediminas scenic overlook – 20,00 EUR. Exposition filming is permitted only with the consent of the administration.

General visitor regulations of the National Museum of Lithuania

Guided tours are available in the Lithuanian, Russian and English languages. Guided tours must be ordered in advance by phone or e-mail (+370 (5) 261 74 53, +370 (5) 212 26 17, )

The tours in the museum are only led by the museum tour guides or the tour guides from the institution with which the museum has concluded an appropriate agreement.

Everyday 10.00 to 20.00

Ticket prices

  • Up and down – 2,00 €
  • Up or down – 1,00 €

Funicular is free of charge for: pre-school children; children in foster care; persons with disabilities.

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time. If the funicular is used only to go down the hill, a ticket should be acquired at the ticket office immediately following the descent. Parental supervision required for children under twelve years of age.

Tel. +370 (5) 212 00 17

Exhibitions and events

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About us

Gediminas Castle Tower is the most frequently visited branch of the National Museum of Lithuania. Its exhibition invites visitors to learn about the history of Vilnius as the centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and also to take in the most spectacular panoramic view of the city.

What will you see?

Canon balls from 14th and 15th century attacks by the Crusaders; from the same period – one of several wooden cross-bow arrows found in Lithuania, as well as a ritual axe made of horn and adorned with ancient Baltic swastika symbols; letters written by Gediminas in 1322–1323 to Pope John XXII and European merchants; an interactive installation dedicated to the Baltic Way allowing visitors to experience being part of the event.

What will you learn?
History of the building

Visiting The Gediminas Hill

Gediminas Hill is free to visit during the day.

In order to get to the top of the hill visitors can take a path from the side of the Vilnia River on Trispalvė alley (not suitable for bicycles, wheelchairs or prams) of use the funicular (from the inner courtyard of the Old Arsenal, Arsenalo g. 3).

The gate of the fence surrounding the Gediminas hill fort is closed from 23.00 to 7.00.

Contacts

Address

Arsenalo g. 5, Vilnius

+370 (5) 261 74 53

How to find us?

In order to get to the top of the hill visitors can take a path from the side of the Vilnia River on Trispalvė alley or use the funicular.