Places to visit
The Town Hall square
Kaunas defence wall
Kaunas fortress (XIX century)
Kaunas modernism architecture
Kaunas officers' house
Kaunas Botanical garden
Kaunas panorama view
Following tracks of Napoleon
Kaunas railway tunnel
- was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped between 10,000 and 40,000 Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas so that they could travel to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family's lives.
The museum was opened in 2000. It was reconstructed in 2008 and 2017.
When Japan consulate was closed in the wake of war, he moved to Kaunas centrum - Metropolis hotel (Daukanto str.21) and continued to sign life visas for Jews to escape Holocaust. A memorial plate was installed on facade of the hotel in 2015.
Working hours: Mon - Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sat - Sun Closed
Ticket price: Adults 3 EUR, students 1.50 EUR.
Address: V. Putvinskio g. 64
Tuesday – Sunday 11–17, Thursday 11–19.
A very unique museum that houses approx. 3000 exhibits from all over the world.
The museum was established by Lithuanian painter
in his house. The collection was started to be gathered in 1906. The museum was opened in 1966 with only 266 devils. Devils from all over the world can be seen in the museum. Some exhibits were brought from far countries, for example Mexico, Cuba.
Vytautas The Great War museum
Address: K. Donelaičio g. 64
April – September: Tuesday to Sunday 11–17.
October – March: Tuesday to Saturday 10–17.
Admission (2015 01 01):
Charge – 2 €
children, students, pensioners – 1 €
30 persons – 9 €
The site, where the current
Vytautas the Great War museum
and the Independence square are situated, was an empty space outside the town in the 19th century. The first changes were made in 1845 when construction of the Russian military quartiers began . Later non-military buildings were constructed in the site.
A city market operated in the same site, but was removed in 1925. A power plant was built in 1898.
Electricity was generated using steam machines. The power plant was bombed by the German army in 1944.
The first War museum was opened in 1921. It was established in some buildings left by the Russian army . This originally opened museum was in poor condition. Construction of the current Vytautas the Great War museum began in 1930. The new museum was opened in 1936.
The remains of an
piloted by Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas during their fligh across the Atlantic Ocean in 1933 can be seen in the museum . Copies of the cannons from the 17th century are exhibited in the great hall of the museum. A comprehensive collection of pistols from the 18th century can be found in the museum. Statues of Lithuanian national renaissance figures, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and eternal flame are located in the square in front of the museum.
M. K. Čurlionis National Museum of Art
Adress: V. Putvinskio g. 55
Tuesday – Sunday 11–17, Thursday 11–19.
- the world known Lithuanian painter and composer. During short life he composed more than 400 musical compositions and left more than 300 paintings.
M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum in
has more than 355,000 items. The museum’s exhibit collections consist of M.K.Čiurlionis’ heritage, Lithuanian
art, fine and applied arts of Lithuania of the fifteenth-twentieth centuries, ancient world art, foreign fine and applied art, numismatics, archives of folk art and the artistic life items of Lithuania.
Kaunas art gallery,
K. Donelaičio g. 16
Branch of Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.
There are sections in art gallery: art of World Lithuanians, current Lithuanian art,
and T. Saito installation.
Historical Presidential Palace of Lithuania
Address: Vilniaus g. 33
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11–17, Thursday 11–19.
Entrance fee – 2 €.
Tour – 15 € (in English)
Construction of the building began in 1846. It was originally built as a residential house. Since 1869 it served as the residence of Kaunas governor.
, the Kaiser of the German Empire, temporary lived here during the World War I.
The building served as the Palace of President in 1919-1940. It served as the Palace of Pioneers during the Soviet occupation. More recently, it was served as the House of Teachers house. Nowadays it houses the branch of
M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.
The building was restored to its original state in 1998-2003. The statues of three Presidents of Lithuania are standing in the garden of the Palace.
Other former state and diplomatic buildings in Kaunas:
Parlament house - Gimnazijos str.3
Government house and Ministry of Foreigh Affairs - Maironio str.
USA embassy and consulate - Putvinskio str.68
Czekoslovakia embassy and Argentine consulate - Putvinskio str.60
Vatican diplomatic mission
- Putvinskio str.56
Hungary consulate - Putvinskio str.54
Soviet Union trade representative - Putvinskio str.42
Swedish general consulate - Putvinskio str.40
French embassy - Putvinskio str. 14
Norwegian honour consulate - Nepriklausomybęs sq. 7
Polish embassy - Kestučio str. 38
Great Britain embassy and consulate - Kestučio str. 29
German embassy - Gedimino str. 19
Danish embassy - Vytauto str.55/Griunvaldo str.2
Latvian embassy - Vytauto str./Kestučio str. (not survived, there is memory desk)
Finnish embassy - Kęstučio str.8
Italian embassy - Vydūno alley 13
Japanese consulate - Vaižganto str. 30
More information about former embassies and diplomatic Kaunas on
(in Lithuanian, use google translator)
Museum of the Ninth Fort of Kaunas (fortress and museum)
Address: Žemaičių pl. 73. website:
1 April – 31 October:
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 10–18.
1 November – 31 March:
Wednesday – Sunday 10–16.
Museum is closed on Tuesday.
How to get there?
Museum is outside Kaunas and it is possible to reach it by city's public transport.
Use bus No.
from railway station, bus station or Kaunas centre (Kęstučio str.) and follow until bus stop:
Bus schedule you will find
Or bus No.
from Kaunas centre (Kęstučio str.) and follow until bus stop:
Bus schedule you will find
From bus stop
). Continue walking Šeduvos str. until highway underground crossing.
Cross the highway and follow to museum.
Ticket offices and museum exposition are here, IX forth exposition is approx. 5 mins from museum.
Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum
Adress: Rotušės a. 13 (Old town), LT-44279 Kaunas.
Working hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9–17.
Admission: adults – 3 €;
Children, students, pensioners – 1 €.
The gothic 15
centuries’ vaults in Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum are one of the oldest in the whole city Kaunas.
Maironis Lithuanian books archive
Lithuanian old books collection
LITHUANIAN AVIATION MUSEUM
Address: Veiverių g. 132, LT-46338, Kaunas.
Monday to Saturday 9–17.
Adults – 1,59 €.
Pupils, students, pensioners – 0,80 €.
Stocks of the
contain 18 000 displays of different fields of technology (2007). The major part of them are monuments of the history of aviation of Lithuania. 40 flying machines are among them.
Mykolas Zilinskas Art Gallery
Adress: Nepriklausomybės a. 12, LT-44311 Kaunas.
Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11–17, Thursday 11–19
adults – 3 €;
pupils, students, pensioners – 1,5 €;
children under 7 – free.
lithuanian language – 10 €;
foreign language (russian, english) –15 €.
17th – 20th-century European Works of Applied Art collected and donated by Mykolas Žilinskas;
16th – 19th-century Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and German painting;
Late 19th – 20th-century Western European art;
Early 20th-century painting and sculpture from the Baltic States;
Ancient Egyptian Art;
Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Museum of Zoology
Address: Laisvės alėja 106, LT-44253 Kaunas.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11–19.
Admission: Adults – 3 €, pupils, students, disabled – 2 € .
Foreign language – 20 €.
There are more then 250 000 exponents in the Museum’s collection: invertebrates, insects, fishes, amphibian and reptile, birds, mammalian. Different forms of displays are prepared for collections – stuffed animals and birds, skeletons, moist preparations, fells, skin, anatomical preparations etc.
Kaunas City Museum
Rotušės sq. 15
(Old town), LT-44275, Kaunas.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 9–17h, Saturday 9–16h.
The museum accumulates collections of the city history, science and industry, culture and art, sound and video, and archeoology.
museum- branch of
Kaunas City Museum
Open to visitors:
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
17 Pilies g., LT-44275, Kaunas
Tickets are purchased in the castle.
Lithuanian Folk music museum
(L.Zamenhofo str. 12) - branch of Kaunas City museum.
Tuesday - Friday 10–18, Saturday 10–17.
Тhe museum runs in the complex of a few restored old-time buildings. One of them is an architecturally valuable gothic residential building which was built in the 2nd half of the 16th century. The cozy forecourts surrounding the museum buildings send out special feeling and originality of the old-town. There are more than 7000 exhibits collected in the museum. The collections include all kinds of Lithuanian, nationwide and other cultures music instruments, sound recordings, photos, letters, cards, placards and other archives.
International festivals, concerts, get-togethers, meetings with folklore collectives as well as a number of exhibitions are organized in the museum every year.
Museum of the History of Lithuania Medicine and Pharmacy
Address: Rotušės a. 28 (Old town) , LT-44279, Kaunas.
Tuesday to Saturday 10–17.
adults – 2 €;
pupils and students – 1 €.
charge –6 €.
The Museum's collection is made up of Lithuanian hospital and pharmacy establishments, medical implements, documents, personal items of doctors and pharmacists.
Address: Aleksoto str.6
Monday – Friday : 10.00 – 16.30
The House of Perkunas is one of the most spectacular buildings in Kaunas Old Town built in Gothic style.
The house was built at the end of the 15th century. Originally it was used as a residential house. Later it was taken over by Hanseatic merchants and served as their office .
The house was owned by B. Bitneris, the mayor of Kaunas, in the 16th century.
, the Rector of Vilnius University and Lithuanian historian was born here in 1609.
The house was owned by the Jesuits and was reconstructed in the 17th century. The building housed the the Jesuit collegium until 1773. More recently the house was reconstructed once again. The name Perkunas was first introduced in the 19th century. It derives from Lithuanian pagan god named Perkunas (Thunder).
The first drama theatre was founded here in 1844 which was closed in 1863. The House of Perkunas was reconstructed once again in the same year. It housed the Russian Orthodox school that operated here until beginning of the 20th century.
The house was reconstructed in 1964-1968.
Currently, the House of Perkūnas is under possession of Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium. It houses the Memorial museum of poet
Historical and military technique museum
S.Dariaus ir S.Girėno g. 29A. Works on Saturday: 10.00-16.00. Other days, please, call +370 68227122, +370 61737078 or write by email: