Kaunas

Vytautas the Great Military Museum

  K. Donelaičio 64      (+370) 37 32 09 39     more than a year ago

A maze-like confusion of musty rooms on two floors, crammed with exhibits aimed at enlightening visitors on the subject of Lithuania’s military history over the past several centuries. On the top floor is one exhibit worth the entrance fee, namely the wreck of local aviation heroes Darius and Girėnas’ doomed little orange aeroplane Lituanica and the horrific, sewn-back-together suits that the two pilots were wearing when the aircraft crashed under mysterious circumstances in 1933 while flying non-stop to Kaunas from the United States. The 90th anniversary of the museum in 2011 was celebrated with the opening of two new exhibits. Warfare in Pre-Historic Times contains a display of artefacts such as hatchets and arrowheads found in the area dating back to the 13th century, while the History of Warfare of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy includes maps of the country during these times and famous battle scenes depicted in oils among much else.

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City centre location

Open

Open 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission €2/1.

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