Museum of Culture and Identity of Lithuanian Jews

Litvak culture, customs, and stories of historical daily life have never been presented in such a varied, in-depth and interactive way as in the Museum of Culture and Identity of Lithuanian Jews.

Vilnius can now be proud to have an institution that promotes the spiritual and cultural treasure of the Jewish community, which has contributed to the history of Lithuania, and which has greatly influenced Lithuanian culture and lifestyle.

The 18 exhibitions of contemporary design feature authentic exhibits, the museum of Vilnius-based artist Raphael Chvoles, and other world-renowned Litvaks, including Nobel Prize winners Aaron Klug and Bernard Lown, artists Markas Antokolskis, Jacques Lipchitz, Nehemiah Arbitblat, and Hollywood stars Ruth Roman, Al Jolson and Laurence Harvey.

The visitor should explore the exhibition halls, but not forget to take a look at the interiors of the museum - the décor of the floors, walls, ceilings, staircases and architecture. It's unique. The museum is housed in a historicist building, and is an important centre of the Jewish community. Originally, it was made up of luxury apartments. In 1915, the physician Joseph Epstein established a Hebrew-language Jewish gymnasium, and a year later the school rented premises at Pylimo str. 4. In the 1930s, the “Tarbut” organisation began to patronize the gymnasium and the school was named after it.

Pylimo g. 4A, Vilnius, 01117 Vilniaus m. sav.Google Maps
Educations and tours:
Working hours:

I: closed
II-V: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
VI-VII: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Closed during national holidays


€6 for adults
€3 for children, seniors, students
€10 for a family