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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Sigita Mikuckytė (5 months ago)
The exhibition is not very big, but quite interesting, have at least half an hour if you do not like to read descriptions and more that an hour if you enjoy reading and looking into fine details. Exhibition holds not only raw amber, but also amazing jewellery made some time ago and quite new designs. Also a couple of rooms or room settings as the mansion used to be. After the exploration you can enjoy a cup of beverage in a café or check out amber products for sale. The exhibition is available to handicap visitors, and not sure about the parking as the mansion is surrounded by a big park stretching to the sea.
Albertas Gruodis (5 months ago)
Huge park with very beautiful gardens and pools. The surroundings are all tidy, clean and pleasant to walk. The palace is big and spectacular. Highly recommended for a walk with romantic views
Liis Sabiin (5 months ago)
Pretty interesting place. A lot to watch, spent almost 1,5hour. Beautiful garden and park also.
A Van B (6 months ago)
Was here in June 2022 from South Africa and what a fantastic place. I have never seen such a collection of AMBER. Definitely a must to visit if you are in the area.
Josip Rosandić (7 months ago)
Everything you ever wanted to know about amber, with beautiful examples. It isn't big, but it is very well presented and everything has English translations. There's also a Coffee shop and garden as part of a museum.
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