About the project
On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the founding of Vilnius, a new exhibition space will appear in Lithuania’s capital – a pavilion entitled “Vilnius 200 years ago”. Visitors will be invited to get to know the city of the 19th century and the people who lived there. At the heart of the exhibition will be a model of Vilnius created on the basis of unique archival material, showing the city as a living organism.
This project is based on extensive research on the city of Vilnius and its architecture and inhabitants of two centuries ago, carried out at the National Museum of Lithuania between 2018 and 2022 under the leadership of Associate Professor Dr. Birutė Vitkauskienė. This temporary exhibition space has been designed by a duo of architects – Dalia Puodžiūtė and Julius Seniūnas. Their architectural idea “Atlas” won an open competition organized by the Lithuanian National Museum and the Architecture Foundation.
This project is part of the Vilnius 700th anniversary program. The organizer of this celebration is the Vilnius City Municipality, and the program is being curated by the Vilnius Tourism and Business Development Agency “Go Vilnius”. This program is funded by the Vilnius City Municipality and the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. For more information on the anniversary program, please visit www.700vilnius.lt.
Plan your visit
Arsenalo g. 1, Vilnius
Tel. nr. +370 (5) 262 94 26
The pavilion is located in front of the monument to King Mindaugas, next to the New Arsenal of the Lithuanian National Museum (Arsenalo str. 1).
The nearest paid parking lot is T. Kociuškos st. 1a.
The pavilion can also be reached by public transport – Karalius Mindaugas stop (buses 2, 3, 4, 17, 6g, 10), Arkikatedra stop (buses 10, 11, 33).