The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Centre for Civil Education

In short

The Centre for Civil Education is a state-of-the-art educational space that presents in detail how the state functions and how its citizens participate in the creation and management of a democratic state. The centre consists of three permanent exhibition spaces detailing the most important elements of statehood, and an exhibition-session “Unforgettable Futures: Visions for Lithuania's Centenary”, where visitors can learn about the most unexpected ideas of visionaries from different periods of time for the future of Lithuania in 45 minutes.

Brief History

The core of the permanent exposition of the Centre for Civil Education is to ensure feedback possibilities. In addition to accessing the information provided, visitors can leave their own records or comments and become co-creators of the Centre. With the help of modern technology and augmented reality, visitors can look at an old Lada car that was used in the campaign to support Sąjūdis candidates, mark the most beautiful place in the country with Google maps, map the hometowns of active people who have contributed to state-building over the last 100 years, or create a coat of arms of their family, community, or even class. Modern technology will help you get to know a possible Presidential Day or discover the history of the Presidential Palace, and anyone who wants to become more familiar with state governance will be able to try to balance the state budget.

After visiting the exhibition-session “Unforgettable Futures: Visions for Lithuania's Centenary”, the visitors will be able to enter the unconventional environment of the Centre for Civil Education: large wall-mounted visualizations, powerful soundtracks will create moods of different periods and awaken the imagination. Visitors will experience what expectations people had during the interwar period, the fierceness of war, the boredom of the Soviet era, the uplifting experience of Sąjūdis and the boldest visions of the creators of the century.

Address:
Totorių 28, Vilnius 01121Google Maps
Working hours:

I, VII: Closed
II-V: 09:00-16:00
VI: 11:00-18:00

Closed during national holidays (except for February 16, March 11, July 6)

Price:

Entrance is free

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