Ethnography

The exhibition is dedicated to everyday life in Biržai region in late 19th and 20th century. It aims to represent the richness and variety of the local customs, traditions and crafts. On display there are household objects, tools, dowry furniture, fashion and clothing items as well as musical instruments.


Exhibitions and events

Warfare in the 16th century

Permanent exhibition

The castle's arsenal houses a permanent warfare exhibition since 2014. Archaelogical excavations were completed in 2007 and the present building stands on the same place as the old one. On display...

Biržai in the 19th century

Permanent exhibition

This exhibition represents the Tyszkiewicz (Tiškevičiai) family heritage in Biržai region. During this period Lithuania formed part of the Russian Empire (1795-1915). On display there...

Biržai in the 20th century

Permanent exhibition

This exhibition showcases the tumultuous history of Biržai and the region in the 20th century. It houses items from First World War, Lithuanian Independence and its political, cultural and...

Prehistory

Permanent exhibition

This permanent exhibition showcases some valuable finds from northern and northeastern Lithuania. These regions were inhabited by the Selonian and Semigallian Baltic tribes, who left...

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Activities from this museum

Žaldokas Beer program

The museum offers a unique glimpse at the beer traditions in Biržai. Visitors...

Old things can speak

Life in the past is made accessible in this program. Through fun tasks you will...

How was paper made?

It is hard to imagine life without paper. Where does it originate from, when...

From grains to garments

A tiny grain of flax is more than just food. Flax has many purposes, specially...

Secret School

Could you imagine Lithuanian schools without Lithuanian language? A century ago...

Mint a coin

When did people start using coins? What could you buy for 3 litas in 19th...

Biržai during the Great Northern War

Get acquainted with the local history! How did people of Biržai live during the...

Play with clay

Pottery making is one of the oldest crafts still surviving today. Explore the...


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