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Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
+370 5 231 2357
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Very friendly staff but with the current art exhibition going on, there was very little - even too... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SaraBruxelles
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Well worth a visit

This is a very worthwhile visit during your stay in Vilnius. It tells of the vital role the Jews... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum is the only Jewish museum in Lithuania. Currently it has three open exposition sites: the Tolerance Center, the Holocaust Exposition and the Memorial Museum of Paneriai. Each of the sites is located in a venue of historical importance for the Jewish community. The indicated working hours are of the Tolerance Center, which hosts unique judaica and art exhibits, permanent and temporary exhibitions. For the working hours of the Holocaust Exposition and the Memorial Museum of Paneriai, please visit our website.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
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+370 5 231 2357
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very friendly staff but with the current art exhibition going on, there was very little - even too little - about the Vilna Gaon himself. Fascinating Yiddish theatre posters which showed vibrant and Jewish Vilnius was before 1941

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very worthwhile visit during your stay in Vilnius. It tells of the vital role the Jews made in the history of Lithuania.

Thank Adventurers049
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are truly happy that you enjoyed visiting our museum and hope to see you here again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum for people of Jewish background, a lot of information that will increase an understanding of their past. The museum is focused on those who are willing to spend time reading with a few limited objects.

1  Thank baywanderer
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting our museum!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum itself is located in a very nice and old building but once you go inside you see that it is small and only have some photos inside to tell you the story. You would expect to see more attractions there as well as...More

Thank Manor Z
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Manor, Thank you for your review. Which of our exposition sites did you visit? We currently have three active exposition sites (Tolerance Center on Naugarduko St. 10, Holocaust Exposition on Pamėnkalnio St. 12 and Paneriai Memorial Museum on Agrastų St. 15) as well as...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

This museum has historical artifacts from communities going back many hundreds of years.Many are in great condition, and well preserved. There is also a room celebrating those many people who lived in Vilnius during the holocaust and saved many from certain death. It is an...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! We would love to see you at our museum again.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

A lot to see in this museum. Recommend you start on the top floor and work your way down. You'll then start seeing the surviving artefacts from pre-nazi/pre-Soviet-periods, as well as some interesting and beautiful works of art. Strong paintings uses surrealism to show the...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear ofHarwich, Thank you very much for sharing your review and beautiful photos of our exhibits. We look forward to having you at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum again!

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We came here as part of the package with the Holocaust Museum. The personal stories were incredible. You could spend hours reading them all, if your emotions could cope with it. Amongst the many heartbreaking tales of family tragedies there are really amazing stories of...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Very interesting expositions, attractive presentation, opportunity to buy books, souvenirs, good staff.

Thank Monika O
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The museum is dedicated to the history of Lithuanian Jews and Holocaust in Lithuania. Various exhibitions in the museum represent the history well and make it interesting even for those, who are not familiar with the history enough. The information is comprehensive and extensive, however...More

1  Thank Monika Ž
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Dear Monika, Thank you very much for the review and your kind words about the museum. We are more than glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

OK it must really be said that if you look closely at the statue after a visit to the museum you are inclined to be more impressed. In winter surrounded by the white snow made an ever bigger impression on me...

Thank Marjolein C
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