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Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

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Excellent Jewish Museum in Vilnius

When we visited Vilnius in late August 2018 we visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. This was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darylbrian
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Johannesburg, Michigan
Very detailed much fantastic artwork

This is an enormously detailed and fascinating exhibition detailing all aspects of Jewish life and... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
June A
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Surrey, 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...more
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Naugarduko g. 10-2, Vilnius 01309, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we visited Vilnius in late August 2018 we visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. This was an excellent museum with outstanding sections on the holocaust and jewish life in Vilnius. the section with messages and recordings of jewish children from the ghetto was...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is an enormously detailed and fascinating exhibition detailing all aspects of Jewish life and history in Lithuania. The exhibition of artwork by artist Samuel Bak was particularly interesting with much to think about.

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

Dear June, thank you very much for your review and kind words. We hope to see you in the museum again!

Reviewed 18 July 2018

This museum features a lot of artwork and many scrolls with photos and explanations in Lithuanian and English. The best part is when the children tell their story of the holocaust. In the middle of that exhibit, there is a children's memorial with pictures of...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Dear Robert, thank you very much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Interesting, accurate and comprehensive. I found it very interesting that there were no Jewish workers in the musuem.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dear Alan, Thank you very much for your visit and your review. Our museum's staff is diverse and some of the workers are Jews.

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Leave plenty of time. We were there for 2 hours and should have spent another hour there (although we are slow at museums). There is a special Samuel Bak exhibit that is spectacular. I did not know this artist before but he is now one...More

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review! We hope to see you in our Museum again.

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 23 May 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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!

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.

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

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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.

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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