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Karaim Ethnographic exhibition

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small but interesting

Pictures of fierce men and an eclectic collection of artifacts and documents. Something to do on... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Lynne S
Winters, California
not a whole lot to see

The Karai story is an interesting one, though there's not a lot to see in this small, four room... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Pictures of fierce men and an eclectic collection of artifacts and documents. Something to do on your walk back to the bus station.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I had hoped it would be open, especially since it records the history of this unique Jewish group brought from Crimea in the 14 century. They are still in town, although in very reduced numbers

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Karai story is an interesting one, though there's not a lot to see in this small, four room museum. The displays are nicely presented and everything is identified in both Lithuanian and English. The nearby Karai house of worship was closed for renovations when...More

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Since Trakai is a historical centre of the Karaite people, this small museum should be one stop on your day in the town. There could always be more information, sure, but if you already know a little about the Karaites (from your guidebook or Wikipedia),...More

1  Thank Thorsten M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

While in the stunning surrounds of the Trakai Ducal estates, we tried to glean some background to this tiny, enigmatic Turkic-Jewish ethnic community still extant in the small village on the picturesque lake... Interesting bit of trivia - the identifying feature on Karaite houses is...More

Thank eilonglen
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I never knew anything of the Karaim ethnic group, and this museum was a very good introduction to their history and culture. It was an incentive to me to read more about them. Very glad that we went to this museum.

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 23 June 2017

New nothing of the Karaites before coming to Trakai & was interested in finding out more of what appears an extremely interesting history Unfortunately this very small museum wasn't very enlightening & probably epitomises this disappearing race of people

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 22 May 2017

There was a small fee, maybe €1, to enter. Total of 3 small rooms with lots of pictures of Karaite people. They are a very small ethnic minority originally from Turkey who were brought to Lithuania in the 1400s to serve as bodyguards. Their number...More

2  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Karaims are nearly extinguished and largely forgotten ethnic/ religious group. Very few of them are left and here, in Trakai, they form quite a big (in comparision) community. They are a strange group with their religion reminding Judaism though they are not Jews being descendents...More

Thank Magdalena7301
Reviewed 30 August 2016

In three small rooms, the museum traces the history and ways of living of the Karaite people through old pictures, cultural items and religious articles. The exhibition is not very big (it takes maybe 20-30 minutes to see it) and there are some odd objects...More

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