Money Museum (Pinigu Muziejaus)
Located in the Bank of Lithuania complex, the Money Museum (Pinigu Muziejaus offers a fresh and engaging take on a sometimes drab topic: the evolution of money and banking, from bartering to systems with notes, coins, and credit. You can find two floors of interactive exhibits, a collection of paper money, and a treasure trove of coins.
If you're visiting the Money Museum independently, you can pick up a free English-language audio guide, or learn more about the monetary system with a guided tour. Choose the tour that's most intriguing to you: You can learn what the Bank of Lithuania does, or uncover the history of Lithuanian statehood and the country's national currency. Beyond tours, try the quirky exhibits where you discover your own weight in gold and visit a towering coin pyramid. The museum offers complimentary entry and tours are free.
Since the museum is located in the Old Town, you can easily pair a museum visit with a day exploring this must-see district. In this popular tourist area, you can find bike excursions, walking tours, food tours, and more. The museum is only a short walk from Vilnius University, and it's easy to hop on the funicular to Gediminas Castle Tower.
Things to know before you go
- The Money Museum accommodates guests with disabilities, including visitors with mobility issues and visual impairments.
- Guests do not need to register in advance for guided tours.
- Audio guides are available free of charge.
How to get there
You can find the Money Museum on Totorių Street in the Old Town, steps from Vilnius Cathedral. The most convenient way to reach the Money Museum is by bus, and the Arkikatedra stop is about a block away. Since many tours stop nearby, it's also easy to pair a visit with an Old Town tour.
When to get there
The museum is open all year round, Tuesday through Saturday. The museum holds seasonal hours and is open later in the evening from April through October. This is a great rainy-day destination, since the exhibits are all indoors, and you can expect more visitors during the balmy summer months.
Exploring Gediminas Castle Tower
From the Money Museum, it's only a short walk to the Gediminas Castle Tower funicular, a starting point to visit a standout relic of medieval Lithuania. You can stroll to the funicular—located behind the Vilnius Cathedral—and enjoy a quick ride up the hillside. From there, you can wander the old Upper Castle complex, check out the history exhibits, and marvel at panoramic views of Vilnius.
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