The first central power station in Vilnius attracts the attention of passers-by now more than ever, and it destroys the established stereotypes of a traditional museum.
The expanded energy exhibition allows visitors to experience the authentic equipment of a recently operational power plant, and a stroll around steam boilers, turbines, generators, condensers and sophisticated pipelines allows visitors to experience the spirit of this type of industrial facility.
The wind and solar power plants, which operate on the roof of the museum, present the society with an increasingly more important alternative source of energy every day. The energy exposition is supplemented by information terminals and existing models of Kruonis Pumped Storage and Ignalina Nuclear Power Plants.
Open the museum website and listen to the audio guide straight from your smartphone. Enjoy the information you won't find in the descriptions to get a closer look at the exhibits at the Energy and Technology Museum. Audio guide recordings are available in Lithuanian, English, Russian and Polish.
Opened in 2003, the museum occupied only 17 percent of the premises of this industrial heritage site, but after the completion of reconstruction in the fall of 2008, which was supported by EU structural funds, the museum expanded from 800 m² to 5,000 m².
Along with the area, the number of exhibitions increased and the whole theme changed as well – the museum became the largest technical museum in Lithuania in regards to its content.