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Palanga Amber Museum

  • Palanga, Lithuania
  • Museum
Palanga Amber Museum Palanga
Contact
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 - 17:00, Sunday 11:00 - 16:00 (September - May); Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 20:00, Sunday 10:00 - 19:00 (June - August)
Phone:
+370 46053501
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Tickets: Adults 4 euros, concessions 2 euros, children under 7 and disabled go free; Adults 6 euros, concessions 3 euros (May 15th - September 15th)

The Palanga Amber Museum, established in 1963, is a part of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art. The museum in on the impressive estate of Count Feliksas Tiškevičius, and was built in 1897. Most of the furniture, carpets, sculptures and paintings on display come from the residency of the Count and other destroyed mansions. Grand Botanical Gardens, designed by landscape architect Édouard François André, surround the area and visitors are invited to wander down the paths past its many ponds to admire the surrounding nature.

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The museum presents its visitors with more than 5,000 exhibits of various amber artefacts. On display is amber found at archaeological sites of the Baltic Sea coast's burial sites, from the Neolithic, Stone Age and Bronze age periods. There are also articles from the 16th to 18th centuries, the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century that were produced in the manufactory of Palanga. In the museum visitors can also discover the history of contemporary Lithuanian amber art. You will see serial amber jewellery from the 60s and 70s, as well as unique pieces produced by renowned jewellery artists of the late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.

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