About museum

The Museum of the History of Lithuania Minor is located in one of the oldest Baroque houses in Klaipėda, built in 1774. The building, with its elaborate vineyard, belonged to the postmaster Johan Kristian Witte.

The museum’s narrative is very rich – it covers the prehistory of the region, the life and burial customs of the Curonian and Skalvian tribes, the conquests of the Teutonic Knights and the existence of the Germanic Order and the state they created, and the origins of the printed book and the periodical literature in the Lithuanian language, which is one of the oldest world languages. The events of the first half of the 20th century are no less exciting. The traditional culture of the Lithuanians occupies a special place in the exhibition.

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