Amber Museum in Palanga
Lithuania, Palanga

The Amber Museum in Palanga was opened on August 3, 1963, and is a branch of the Art Museum of Lithuania. The museum occupies the building of the Palace of Counts Tyszkiewicz, which was built in 1897 by the project of the German architect Franz Schwechten. The palace is recognized as a cultural monument, is an example of the neo-Renaissance style in architecture. Since the Neolithic, mining and trade in amber have played an important role in the economy of the Eastern Baltic. In the XVII century, amber workshops worked in Palanga, guilds of amber craftsmen were formed, whose work was highly appreciated not only in the Baltic States, but also in many countries of Europe. By the end of the 18th century, Palanga became the center of amber fishing, before the First World War, about 2,000 kilograms of amber were processed annually in Palanga. It is only natural that the Amber Museum was opened in Palanga. The museum's collection consists of 4,500 exhibits located in fifteen exhibition halls. The collection introduces the origin of amber, its structure, distribution, methods of processing and the use of amber by man. In the museum you can see the third largest amber nugget "Solar Stone" in Europe, whose weight is more than 3.5 kilograms. The amber jewelry collection is represented by both ancient works of art of the 15th and 16th centuries, and modern works of famous Lithuanian artists. Since 1971, annual summer evenings of classical music have been held on the open terrace, and cultural and creative evenings are held in the halls. During the work of the museum, its exposition was seen by more than 8 million visitors.

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