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The Euro Exhibition, travelling across Europe, will open in Vilnius

On Thursday, 23 October, the European Central Bank’s Euro Exhibition will be ceremoniously opened in Vilnius. The exhibition will be officially opened at 16:00 in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and presented to the first visitors.

The welcoming speeches will be said by Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, Ton Roos, Director of the Directorate Banknotes of the European Central Bank and Vydas Dolinskas, Director of the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

For the first time the public will be introduced to two video clips about the euro banknotes that will soon appear in our wallets, They were created especially for the euro information campaign organised by the Bank of Lithuania and European Central Bank. The clips will also be seen by the country’s population on their TV screens throughout December and January.

The exhibition at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania invites both young and old to become acquainted with our country’s new currency – the euro. The exhibition’s visitors will gain more knowledge on the history of the euro, banknote design, production, security features, destruction of worn banknotes and will learn to differentiate a real banknote from a counterfeit. Also they will be introduced to the coins of all the euro area countries, which will be legal tender in Lithuania as well. Many events are planned: meetings with members of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, for three Sundays the Family Days will take place: children and their parents will be invited to concerts, various workshops.

A detailed program of the events is available at the website created for the exhibition.

The exhibition will take place until 5 January 2015. Admission is free.

The Euro Exhibition, prepared by the European Central Bank, since 2008 has travelled over 15 different cities in 12 European countries, including Estonia and Latvia; it has been seen by more than 300 thousand people.

The exhibition is organised in Vilnius by the European Central Bank in cooperation with the Bank of Lithuania.

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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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Published:: 2014-10-16 13:24
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