Interiors and exclusive collections of Lithuanian castles and manors2021 03 24
Old historical buildings, Lithuanian castles and manors always attract us with their special atmosphere. This time, we don’t invite you to look at the territory of the manors and their buildings and ornate façades, architectural details and cherished parks, but rather to visit the interior spaces, that are perhaps less visible. We invite you to take a look at the luxurious and cosy interiors of castle and manor buildings, exhibition spaces, to find out what museum values and collections are stored in them.
The exposition of the Trakai History Museum is located in the main tower of Medininkai Castle. Here you can learn about the history of brick fenced castles of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Lithuanian warfare in the 14th – 18th centuries, see the Lithuanian silver collection and more.
The spaces of the wooden Aristavėlė Manor, which dates back to the 18th century, are bright and cosy. The old wall and ceiling paintings have survived in the manor house, which has undergone many reconstructions.
The archaeological collection of Hugo and Erich Scheu can be seen at the museum at Šilutė Hugo Sheu Manor, Dr. Hugo Sheu’s nature and ethnographic expositions, the Sheu family travel exposition, Hugo Sheu’s office and the Fresco Hall.
The interiors of TrakaiVokė Manor, a reflection of the times of magnificent counts Tiškevičius, are especially charming. The spaces of the manor, which were once a special luxury, are still enchanting today.
Alanta Manor houses the art gallery of the artist Vaidotas Žukas, therefore, you can always admire excellent paintings in this neo-Romanesque style palace, temporary exhibitions are often held here. On the second floor of the palace, you can find a permanent exposition of the museum dedicated to the Blessed TeofiliusMatulionis.
The Kelmė Regional Museum, located in Kelmė Manor, exhibits objects and furniture of the former owners of the manor, as well as folk art and household expositions, the expositions dedicated to the public figure, the founder of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Organisation Vl. Pūtvis-Putvinskis, translator Jonas Vadeikis, writer Karl Majus and American Indian ethnography.
The spaces of Aukštoji Freda Manor create an elegant, luxurious and light atmosphere.
The northern oficina of Jurbarkas Manor houses the Jurbarkas Regional Museum, it holds expositions on the local history, the battles between the Lithuanians and the Crusaders, as well as an exposition dedicated to the poet Jurgis Baltrušaitis. There is an exhibition and concert hall in the manor church.
The A.Pushkin Literary Museum at Markučiai Manor has preserved the ancient atmosphere of the 19th century landowners, here you can see some really interesting exhibits, details and feel what the days of the inhabitants of this manor might have been like then...
The Samogitian Art Museum is located at Plungė Manor, in the magnificent palace of the Oginskis dukes. The exposition of the magnificent palace, permanent and changing exhibitions are a true delight to the eyes of the visitors.
In the territory of Liubavas Manor, you can visit a baroque ofina, a conservatory and a century-old water mill adapted for museum purposes. These authentically restored buildings hold expositions related to history and famous personalities, while the mill preserves a rich collection of technical heritage equipment.
Arts, culture and crafts are promoted in the buildings of the Zypliai Manor ensemble. These are exclusive, unique and cosy exhibition and exposition spaces with rich collections of various works of art.
The classicist ensemble of Burbiškis Manor in Anykščiai district has been restored according to the project of 1853. The authentic ceiling and wall paintings, original brown ash doors, and valuable decorated front fireplaces have been restored. Authentic 19th century furnaces made of white glazed panels are a special decoration of the manor interior. Analogous furnaces can be found at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania in Vilnius.
Each historic building of castles and manors is unique, as if living its own, exclusive life. A lot is kept between their walls, and the walls themselves seem to tell stories...