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Three Seas Summit in the Palace of the Grand Dukes


On 11th of April, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania hosted the Heads of State of 25 countries, including 10 Heads of State, including the Presidents of the neighbouring countries of Poland, the Baltics, and Ukraine, who took part in the Three Seas Summit Vilnius 2024 initiative in Vilnius. 

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During Easter the museum will be closed!


Dear visitors,
If you are planning to visit the Palace of the Grand Dukes, please note that on Easter (March 31st – April 1st) the museum will be closed. More information about working hours and ticket prices you can find here. 

This year on the 10th of April in the National museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania preparations for the state representative event will take place. Therefore, on this day, visitors will not be able to enter some of the rooms on the ground floor of Route I, while the exhibition of the restored historical interiors on Route II will offer the exhibition of Giovanni Bellini's painting "Madonna and Child", the Baroque Ruler's Library, and the Ruler's private apartments and the Treasury. To add, You won't be able to visit the Observation Tower either. Routes III and IV and their exhibitions will be accessible as normal.

The Museum will be closed on the 11th of April for a state representation event.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Have a wonderful spring and see you at the Museum!

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Honorary Polish award for the Museum and its leader


The National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and its general director, Dr Vydas Dolinskas, have been awarded the Aleksander Gieysztor Award by the Polish science and culture magazine Przegląd Wschodni (eng. Eastern Review). The decision was announced by the award panel, which is made up of renowned Polish researchers and cultural figures.

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The President of Malta surprised to find a work by Malta's most famous painter in the Palace of the Grand Dukes


The President of the Republic of Malta, Dr. George William Vella, and his wife Miriam Vella, while visiting Lithuania, wished to learn more about Lithuania's history, heritage and the links between the two countries. Dr Povilas Dikavičius, the guide who accompanied the guests at the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, talked about the Palace of the Grand Dukes and the rulers who lived there. The President was pleasantly surprised to hear the name of the Grand Duchess of Lithuania, the Queen of Poland, the Crown Princess of Naples, and the Duchess of Bari and Rosano, Bona Sforza, and was interested in the connections with Italy and the Sforza family.

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A Renaissance masterpiece at the Palace of the Grand Dukes


The Palace of the Grand Dukes presents the painting "Madonna and Child" by Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516), one of the most famous Italian artists of all time and a genius of the Renaissance. It is on display in the Reconstructed Historical Interiors Exposition, a space especially set up for the masterpiece.

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Presenting the symbols of the state - about the freedom battles of the Baltic States in 1918-1940


The exhibition Freedom Symbols of the Baltic States, 1918–1940. Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia continues the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania’s tradition to organise exhibitions dedicated to revealing the history of our 20th-century statehood and its continuity. At a time when Ukraine is fighting for its fate and the destiny of all of Europe, the exhibition’s relevance is further heightened by the freedom theme. 

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Palace of the Grand Dukes, a beacon of Lithuania's rich cultural heritage, is frequently visited by foreign diplomats


The newly appointed Ambassador of Italy to Lithuania, Emanuele de Maigret, has chosen the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania as his first cultural destination. His Excellency, in a conversation with Dr Vydas Dolinskas, the Director General of the museum, emphasized that his counterparts in Rome recommended that the best way to acquaint oneself with the history and culture of Lithuania, as well as the development of relations between the two countries over the centuries, is here, within the restored residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Confirming these recommendations, Daiva Mitrulevičiūtė, Head of the International Relations Department, introduced H.E. the Ambassador to the museum's permanent exhibitions and presented the contexts of the Dr. Pranas Kiznis Gallery's art collection.

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Exposition in the Palace of the Grand Dukes – now in Polish


On the 23rd of January, the Polish Institute in Vilnius and the Palace of the Grand Dukes presented a new feature - a Polish-language audioguide.

The Palace of the Grand Dukes is constantly adding features to ensure that everyone who comes to the museum has an interesting time. A few years ago, on the initiative of Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, the Museum launched an audio guide in the Ukrainian language.

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