Palanga Amber Museum

Palanga, Lithuania

The Palanga Amber Museum houses a collection of amber comprising about 28,000 pieces, of which about 15,000 contain inclusions of insects, spiders, or plants. About 4,500 pieces of amber are exhibited; many of these are items of artwork and jewelry. Amber workshops appeared in Palanga during the 17th century; guilds devoted to the material functioned in Brügge, Lübeck, Danzig, and Königsberg. By the end of the 18th century Palanga was the center of the Russian Empire's amber industry. In the years preceding World War I about 2,000 kilograms of raw amber were processed in Palanga annually.

The exhibition areas open to the public include 15 rooms covering about 750 square meters. A chapel connected to the palace houses temporary exhibitions. The museum is thematically divided into the scientific and cultural/artistic aspects of amber.

The museum is located to Tiškevičiai Palace, a Neo-Renaissance style palace built in 1893-1897. The palace is surrounded by a park with ponds, fountains, and collections of rare plants. The palace is surrounded by the Palanga Botanical Garden.

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Founded: 1963
Category: Museums in Lithuania

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Dimitry Luchin (8 months ago)
As always, a little gem of Palanga. Children would enjoy this exposition, too. Also, a really nice park around.
Alexander Kotys (9 months ago)
It's a must go when you are in Palanga! The museum holds a large exposition of amber stones in all shapes and colours. It's well explained how amber was created, how and where it is harvested and what is made out of it. I always knew that amber is related to the Baltic Sea area but I never knew that it can be found on so many places around the world. Thanks for the information.
Inga Tennokese (10 months ago)
To little child littilbit borning, but to adults very interesting. Beautiful place with nice garden.
tiesos riterija (11 months ago)
really unique place to spend your free time to. i enjoyed great amber exhibitions and beautiful view outside. overall 10/10.
Artiom Kalcenko (12 months ago)
Very beatiful palace, clean park around it. Excellent place to spent afternoon??? Also, good place for biking and running ?
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