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Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
+370 5 231 2357
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Please make time to visit this museum.very moving.the little children's room especially.please... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AAP65
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worth stopping by

We were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits here. Don't miss the area upstairs and kind of in the... read more

Reviewed 4 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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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please make time to visit this museum.very moving.the little children's room especially.please place a stone there.

Thank AAP65
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits here. Don't miss the area upstairs and kind of in the back where they have stories of Lithuanians who've been be honored for the work they did to save Jews.

Thank 246Gramps
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Finally - after being really disappointed by the tiny, scrappy but well-meaning Holocaust Museum, and quite angered by the “Genocide Museum” (AKA KGB Museum) which managed to almost entirely miss out the fate of Lithuania’s Jews - I came across the Museum of Tolerance. It’s...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Both Holocaust Exposition and the Tolerance Center belong to the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. We are glad that you had the opportunity to visit them both. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Wandered into the Museum which is a lovely building beautifully set out with antique Judaica pieces well marked and displayed. We spent nearly two hours wandering around and really enjoyed it.

Thank loy12321
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear loy12321, Thank you very much for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at the museum and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

There's a lot of contemporary art exhibited, much of it only loosely connected with Jewish life and Jewish community (of which, sadly, there isn't much left in Vilnius). Okay for a novice visitor but it seemed a bit below par to me.

1  Thank aperel
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Thank SaraBruxelles
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Sara, Thank you very much for your review and your suggestion. We will have it in mind while renewing our exhibitions. Warm regards from the museum team, we look forward to seeing you at the museum once again!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 22 June 2017

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 28 June 2017

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

Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 20 June 2017

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

Thank julesatl2017
Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

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

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