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Rokiškis Manor

In an old park on the outskirts of Rokiškis town you can see the former Rokiškis Manor. In the written records Rokiškis was first mentioned in 1499. From the end of the 18th century the Manor was governed by several generations of Tyzenhausai (Tyzenhauz) and Pšezdzieckiai. These families are famous for their cultural and academic activities, collections of paintings and musical instruments, arts patronage.

Today the 'Rokiškis Regional Museum' (established in 1933) is located in the Manor. Everyone who wants to get a sense of a distant past is welcome here. Museum presents unique cultural and historical exhibits of Rokiškis region: archaeological findings, old books, documents and printings, numismatics, pieces of pictorial and applied arts of manor culture, as well as photographs. The visitors can admire a valuable collection of dukes' clothing, see the carvings of the most famous Lithuanian folk sculptor Lionginas Šepka.

The museum organizes and hosts various events such as open-air workshops, concerts and festivals, has over 30 educations. Moreover, the exhibitions at the museum are constantly changing. There is a wide variety of exhibitions: including folk artisans, primitivists, and professionals, classics.

Every two years it also holds a unique national exhibition and a competition of wood carvers for the award of Lionginas Šepka (1907–1985), and the exhibitions of nativity scenes.

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