Museum of Skuodas

 Skuodas Museum - a cultural institution serving the public and reflecting the evolution of its history. The main activity of the museum is to is to accumulate, protect, exhibit and popularize material, spiritual cultural and historical values and natural objects also to represent the Curonian and western Samogitian culture.

The museum holds 18,916 exhibits of the main and auxiliary fund, which include collections of archeology, history, ethnography, architecture, numismatics, folk art, and nature. The basic fund collections include permanently preserved archaeological, historical, artistic, ethnographic, religious, scientific, memorial or of other cultural value authentic exhibits and exhibits reflecting the evolution of nature. All exhibits were donated by people of Skuodas region or were collected during expeditions, outings, campaigns, and just a small part were bought.

The museum has 4 permanent exhibitions: "History of Skuodas city formation", “Old rural crafts of Skuodas region and women's works in Samogitian house", "History of sports activities in Skuodas district", "History of folk art in Skuodas region".

There is an information terminal "Apuolė - Curonian Land Center" in the museum's historical exposition. In the interactive way you can get acquainted with the oldest settlement of Lithuania Apuolė mound, with Curonian life, Viking armament, clothing, ships and fighting methods. Quizzes and games will help you to test your knowledge of our ancestors the Curonian and their lives.

Temporary expositions and exhibitions of the museum's foundations are constantly being held in the museum, to commemorate the various dates of the history of the Skuodas region, reviewing the stages of history development. In exhibition halls and in other museum hall are hosted exhibitions of folk artists, artists, professional art and other exhibitions on various topics.

Here You can experience virtual tour of the museum

 

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