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Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
+370 5 231 2357
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The Samuel Bak exhibition is incredibly moving

We visited here after the 'Green Museum' on the joint, €5 ticket. A very moving museum - the... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
smallfootstep
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Dublin
Proud and poignant commemoration of Jewish history in Vilnius

Located in an imaginatively converted theatre building, all visitors should find time to visit this... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Swetrat
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum is the only Jewish museum in Lithuania. Currently it has three open exposition sites: the Tolerance Center, the Holocaust Exposition and the Memorial Museum of Paneriai. Each of the sites is located in a venue of historical importance for the Jewish community. The indicated working hours are of the Tolerance Center, which hosts unique judaica and art exhibits, permanent and temporary exhibitions. For the working hours of the Holocaust Exposition and the Memorial Museum of Paneriai, please visit our website.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
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+370 5 231 2357
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited here after the 'Green Museum' on the joint, €5 ticket. A very moving museum - the testimonies of some of the few Lithuanian Jewish survivors on the top floor has so much information - and the Samuel Bak exhibition is just incredible.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Located in an imaginatively converted theatre building, all visitors should find time to visit this excellent museum which documents the Jewish experience in Vilnius. The interactive memorial dedicated to the children killed in the Holcaust is especially moving.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Museum is being renovated but I was far from disappointed with my visit to the Tolerance Centre which was showing 2 amazing exhibitions of art, one of them of the work of Samuel Bak who escaped as a 9 year old child. His work...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed visiting the Museum and hope to see you here again.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

There are few museums in Vilnius & they should make the way easier for foreign visitors - for example a large flag at the entrance & some form of street sign showing the way. The museum itself has very little content but a charming painting...More

Thank Patrick M
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for your suggestions. We were sorry to hear that the Museum was hard to find but glad that you enjoyed it nevertheless.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Lots of written words but excellent and informative museum. Some superb and moving vintage films of pre-war Vilnius. Delighted to discover that Chagall was a Litvak (Lithuanian Jew).

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I liked this museum a lot -it offers a look on Jewish history and life in Lithuania from many different perspectives and is more like a few museums for the price of one. There is an exhibition on modern Jewish art. there is the Samuel...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Bonniewillow, Thank you very much for your review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This Museum had three parts: most of it shows the rich history of Lithuanian jews. The second part is the Holocaust museum, with the very special Children's Memorial room. The third part is dedicated to artist Samuel Bak, who started drawing as a child in...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Amos, Thank you very much for your review! We look forward to welcoming you at the Museum again.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Please make time to visit this museum.very moving.the little children's room especially.please place a stone there.

Thank AAP65
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and for the review!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits here. Don't miss the area upstairs and kind of in the back where they have stories of Lithuanians who've been be honored for the work they did to save Jews.

Thank 246Gramps
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Finally - after being really disappointed by the tiny, scrappy but well-meaning Holocaust Museum, and quite angered by the “Genocide Museum” (AKA KGB Museum) which managed to almost entirely miss out the fate of Lithuania’s Jews - I came across the Museum of Tolerance. It’s...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Both Holocaust Exposition and the Tolerance Center belong to the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. We are glad that you had the opportunity to visit them both. We look forward to seeing you again!

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