State and cultural history

Plan your visit

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 18.00

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.

Ticket prices

  • Adult – 4,00 €
  • Concessions* – 2,00 €

Family ticket

  • 1 adult and up to 3 children – 6,00 €
  • Up to 2 adults and 3 children – 10,00 €

Guided tours

  • A guided tour in Lithuanian for a group of up to 20 people (60 min) – 10,00 €
  • A guided tour in a foreign language for a group of up to 20 people (60 min) – 15,00 €

* 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); the handicapped (30-55% work capacity); 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. Discount is applied upon presentation of an appropriate ID.

Expositions are free of charge for the following visitors: museum employees; members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM); members of artist associations, the Lithuanian Association of Art Historians, the International Association of Art Critics, the Lithuanian Association of Archaeologists, the Lithuanian Guide Union, the Lithuanian Journalist Union, and the Lithuanian art photographers Union; students of Vilnius Art School for Children and Youth; friends and benefactors of the museum (upon the submission of an appropriate document); cadets and conscripts from General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania; soldiers of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion; soldiers in mandatory military service; army volunteers; pre-school children; residents of children care homes and socially supported children; the handicapped (0-25% work capacity) and their accompanying persons; persons from 80 years of age; teachers accompanying groups of schoolchildren; journalists; employees of the Cultural Heritage Department at the Ministry of Culture and its territorial branches, with a civil servant’s or employee’s identification card; tourists with the Vilnius City Card; all visitors on the last Sunday of each month.

Information for disabled visitors: only the ground floor of the New Arsenal has wheelchair access.

General visitor regulations of the National Museum of Lithuania

Guided tours are available in Lithuanian, English and Russian languages. Guided tours must be ordered in advance by phone or e-mail (8 5 262 9426,

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.

Museum is open. While visiting the museum visitors will have to:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Disinfect hands
  • Keep a safe distance from others

People should stay at home if they feel the symptoms of a cold infection.

Exhibitions and events

I Had to Write about it: A Story about Exile


2021 06 15–2022 01 30

The New Arsenal

Soon to be gone


2021 03 17–2021 05 30

The New Arsenal

Petras Repšys: The Works


2020 10 07–2021 09 30

The New Arsenal

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About us

Located in the New Arsenal, the National Museum of Lithuania’s main exhibition invites visitors to learn about both the history of the Lithuanian state and Lithuanian ethnic culture.

What will you see here? A church bell from the time of Vytautas the Great (1420); an executioner’s sword from the 16th–17th centuries; an 18th century hook used to drag plague victims; artifacts related to the French and Russian emperors; a trowel used by Emperor Alexander II to install a symbolic brick in the Paneriai railway tunnel; an imprint of Russian Emperor Peter I’s hand; a watch made by Jokūbas Gierkis, who during the 17th century was the most famous watchmaker in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; a treasure of 14th century coins found in Vilnius Lower Castle; and an encrusted 17th century gun karabela (a type of Polish sabre).

What will you learn?
History of the building



Arsenalo g. 1, Vilnius

+370 (5) 262 94 26

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