Where love of country was poured into the national anthem

Plan your visit

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 17.00, Sunday 10.00 to 15.00

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.

Working hours for holidays (2022)

Ticket prices

  • Adult – 2,00 €
  • Concessions* – 1,00 €

Family ticket

  • Up to 2 adults and 3 children – 5,00 €

Guided tours

  • A guided tour for a group of up to 20 people (60 min) – 5,00 €

* 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); 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: 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; people with a disability and their one accompanying person; 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; citizens of Ukraine; all visitors on the last Sunday of each month.

Information for disabled visitors: exhibition halls of the Vincas Kudirka Museum have 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 (+370 (345) 5 74 51, ).

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.

The museum is open to visitors during the regular opening hours. Please read relevant information regarding COVID-19 before visit: click here (link)

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About us

The Vincas Kudirka Museum introduces visitors to Vincas Kudirka, the author of the Lithuanian anthem, as well as the town in which he spent the final years of his life.

What will you see?

The exhibit includes items related to Kudirka’s life and person – a piano he played while visiting friends in Warsaw; an original copy of the Varpas newspaper; manuscripts of literary translations by Kudirka including George Gordon Brown Cain and Friedrich Schiller’s William Tell. Interactive terminals allow visitors to look through copies of Varpas and Ūkininkas and to see a hiding place for banned books, authentic book smuggler items and a traditional 19th century North Suvalkija (Zanavykas) ethnic costume.

What will you learn?
History of the building



V. Kudirkos g. 29, Kudirkos Naumiestis, Šakių r.

+370 345 5 74 51

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