A 12,000–year journey through prehistoric Lithuania

Plan your visit

ATTENTION: Changes for 5 and 12 of July: click here

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 18.00

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.

See working hours during public holidays.

Ticket prices

  • Adult – 5,00 €
  • Concessions* – 2,50 €

Family ticket

  • 1 adult and up to 4 children – 8,00 €
  • Up to 2 adults and 4 children – 12,00 €

Combo tickets

  • Historical Triangle (Castellan’s House, 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 10 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.

Expositions are 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 Old Arsenal have wheelchair access. Partial exposition descriptions in braille are available.

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.

Exhibitions and events

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About us

The archaeological exposition “Lithuania’s Prehistory” is a 12,000-year journey beginning with the oldest event – when, following the melting of the ice field, the first humans appeared – until the Iron Age, when the Baltic tribes formed in Lithuania and became the basis on which the state was later established.

What will you see?

A pagan priest who was buried almost 8,000 years ago and the woman who accompanied him to the afterlife; a unique 5,000 year old ritual staff topped with the head of a female elk; a collection of Stone Age amber objects; the very earliest example of narrative art found on Lithuanian territory – a pot with the image of a human figure with outstretched hands; masterpieces of Baltic jewellery; weapons of warriors and the 13th–14th century Stakliškės treasure chest filled with three kilograms of silver.

What will you learn?
History of the building



Arsenalo g. 3, Vilnius

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