Expositions

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Visitors to the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania can see both permanent and temporary exhibitions. There are four routes to choose from:

ROUTE I
HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE

This exposition presents three of the most important chronological stages in the development of this site and residence: the castle period (the territory's development until the turn of the 15th–16th centuries), the palace period (the 16th–17th centuries) and their destruction and period of non-existence (the mid-17th

–early 21st centuries). Here visitors can see the surviving authentic walls from various periods as well as the rich collection of unique archaeological artefacts. There is also iconographic material relating to Lithuania that has been collected from all over the world, which is presented along with text commentary, models and layouts, maps, etc.

ROUTE II
RECONSTRUCTED HISTORICAL INTERIORS

This part of the exposition,which presents the stylistic development of the residence of the Lithuanian grand dukes through the Late Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque epochs and the palace surrounds and historical purpose of the various spaces displays authentic furniture, tapestries, paintings, maps and other treasures that are characteristic of European palace interiors. Here visitors can become acquainted with the rulers' representational and utility spaces, their private apartments, the treasury, and upon rising up to the Observation Tower breath-taking panoramas over the capital city unfold before you.

ROUTE III
WEAPONRY, EVERYDAY LIFE, MUSIC

This route consists of three exposition spaces and the Events Hall. This is where visitors can see the Lithuanian grand dukes' castle and palace fortifications and weapons collection. Another exposition reveals the daily life of the inhabitants of the Lithuanian grand dukes' castle and palace. Here visitors can learn about the structure of the palace kitchen and how people ate. Also on display are expositions featuring the musical heritage and music-playing traditions in the Palace of the Grand Dukes, which are sometimes brought back to life in the Events Hall located at the end of the route.

ROUTE IV
MUSEUM EXHIBITION CENTRE

The modern national and international Exhibition Centre in the museum is one of the few exhibition spaces in Lithuania that meets all security, micro-climate and other requirements that apply for the highest level exhibitions. Important national and international exhibitions will regularly be shown in these spaces.

All expositions are marked on the plan of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

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