Amber Museum-Gallery Tours

Every Baltic city has an amber museum to reflect on the days when it was regarded as "Baltic gold" and served as the cornerstone of maritime trade, helping to bring wealth into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Vilnius’s miniscule museum was opened in 1988 and is housed in the 15th-century basement of a Baroque house built 200 years later.

The collection showcases pieces of amber that are more than 50 million years old, as well as white, black, green and red varieties found along the Baltic shores. There are also several pieces with fossilized prehistoric insects trapped inside. The highlight of the collection is the reconstructed display of the fabled Treasure of Juodkrante, a stash of Stone Age amber jewelry discovered in the 1880s on the Curonian Spit, a peninsula shared by Lithuania and Kaliningrad in Russia. The ground-floor shop exhibits and sells contemporary amber jewelry, and there are daily displays of amber polishing.

Practical Info

The Amber Museum-gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free.
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Address: Šv. Mykolo gatvė 8, Vilnius 01124, Lithuania
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Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Private City Tour of Vilnius

Get a fuller experience of Vilnius' heritage and culture than possible on a group tour on this private walking tour. In the company of just your party, embark on the tour at a time of your choosing and see the sites that interest you the most, such as Cathedral Square, Gediminas Avenue, and the Jewish Quarter.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour

Discover baroque architecture and medieval heritage in Lithuania on this private 2.5-hour Vilnius Old Town walking tour. Follow a private guide through Vilnius’ historic Old Town, and gain insight into the city’s rich history and heritage. Admire bold architecture and pretty streets, and mingle with the locals going about their day. Along the way, discover top city attractions and famous landmarks including the Church of St Francis and St Bernard, Gediminas' Tower, the Presidential Palace and Vilnius Cathedral, and admire fine city views from Castle Hill and Subacius Hill.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$12.17
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Magical Christmas Tour and Amber proceeding class in Vilnius Old Town

This Magical Christmas Tour is a wonderful way to make the most of your time in Vilnius and see its festive markets and attractions. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as a guide will navigate and take you past many of Vilnius Old Town's top landmarks including Cathedral Square, Bernadine Church, Literatu Street, and Lutheran Church. A highlight is visiting the Amber Gallery and having the chance to make an amber amulet.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Lithuania in 7 Days (Guaranteed departure)

We have prepared an agenda of local best hits to spend a week in Lithuania. Not superficial, but full of authentic and memorable details. You will meet our biggest cities and get a grip on history and culture. Go off the beaten track, meet locals and get authentic experiences like smoked fish in the picturesque Curonian region. HIGHLIGHTS Cities of Vilnius and KaunasAuthentic castlesAuthentic food of Karaims and smoked fish from a fishermanPicturesque villages of the Curonian lagoonCuronian spit with its dunes and broad horizonsThe biggest in a world Amber MuseumBird ringing stationHill of CrossesCountryside architecture in Rumsiskes
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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