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On 5-20th July filming will take place in the Central Palace of Vilnius University.

On 9th July Vilnius University Great and Observatory Courtyards, St. John's Church and the Bell Tower will be closed and inaccessible to tourist groups.

On 15-16th July filming will take place inside the VU, so all groups are asked to respond to the film crew's requests for silence.

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Please note that due to the low air temperatures in the lift in the bell tower of St. John's Church is not working. The lift will be out of service on 22, 23 and 24 April.

On these days, you are invited to visit the bell tower and see the panorama of snowy Vilnius by climbing the authentic 193 steps. Thank you for your understanding!


Vilnius University Museum (VU Architectural Ensemble, Adam Mickiewicz Museum and the Observatory of Ideas) will be closed from 23 December to 1 January. Guided tours or educational activities will take place as planned. We will contact you personally in case of any changes. Happy holidays and see you in 2024!

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Please note that Vilnius University Museum (the VU architectural ensemble and the Adam Mickiewicz Museum) will be closed from the 1st till the 5th of November. After November 5th Museum will be open during normal opening hours. Thank you for your understanding!


Please note that the elevator in the bell tower of St John's Church is not working. The lift will be out of service until the bell tower closes on 20 October for a winter season. We invite you to visit the bell tower and admire the beautiful panorama of Vilnius in the coming weeks by climbing the authentic 193 steps, and we will be inviting you to take the elevator to the top next season in the spring. Thank you for your understanding!

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We would like to inform you that the composer Toshio Hosokawa's „Invisible Angels“ will be recorded at St. John's Church on 12-10-2023 from 9:30 to 14:00. As a result, the church will be closed from 9:30-14:00.

„Invisible Angels“ by Toshio Hosokawa was composed and dedicated especially for Vilnius University. You can hear Hosokawa's composition on the second floor of the bell tower of St. John's Church (Šv. Jono g. 12), with a visitor's ticket, Monday-Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. 16:00, 17:00, 18:00. The bell tower of St. John's Church is open during the warm season, this year until 20 October.


Due to the NATO Summit in Vilnius, the opening hours of Vilnius University Museum are changing.

8 - 14 July. The architectural ensemble of Vilnius University (as well as St. John's Church bell tower) will be closed and inaccessible to visitors.

10 - 12 July The Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Vilnius University and the Observatory of Ideas of Vilnius University (M. K. Čiurlionio str. 29) will also be closed and inaccessible to visitors.

We look forward to seeing you on other days!


We inform you that the Vilnius University Museum and the Adam Mickiewicz Museum will be closed on 24 - 26 December this year. Individual visitors will be able to visit the VU Courtyards and St. Visitors can visit the St. John's Church from 9:00 to 15:00.


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As of 18 May, the Vilnius University Museum will reopen the St. Johns’ Church Bell Tower for the summer. From now on until 31 October, it will be open daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

“We are very happy to reopen the St. John’s Church Bell Tower. Last weekend, participants of the museum night got the chance to be the first ones to visit the bell tower, which welcomed visitors with renovated spaces and guides who told a story about the history of the building and the exhibition. From Wednesday, we invite each of you to climb to the bell tower observation deck and, use the opportunity to check out the exhibited museum’s collection,” invites the Director of the VU Museum Monika Ramonaitė.


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Exactly a year ago, in the autumn of 2020, during the renovation of the northern wall of the Church of St. Johns of Vilnius University (VU), the remains of over 140 people were discovered in the Konstantinas Sirvydas Courtyard. Dr. Justina Kozakaitė, a researcher at the VU Faculty of Medicine, and Rūta Brindzaitė, a doctoral student, conducted a comprehensive anthropological examination and determined the gender and age of 96 individuals, 15 of whom were still children.

“The examination also revealed diseases that the dead suffered from, discovered exceptional injuries, such as multiple healed head injuries or fatal injuries, or a case of successful surgical intervention - healed foot amputation, etc. Examinations like this one help determine not only medical but also historical facts,” the doctoral student Rūta Brindzaitė said.


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110 years ago, the Adam Mickiewicz Museum was established on Bernardinų Street. To commemorate its long life, the museum belonging to Vilnius University organizes events and invites visitors to get acquainted not only with the backstage of the poet’s life and work but also with the very colorful history of the museum.

“The Adam Mickiewicz Museum in Vilnius is the oldest place of memory operating in the same place and dedicated to one person. Founded on the personal initiative of Jan Konrad Obst, it was closed several times and revived thanks to another lover of A. Mickiewicz’ work. Each flourishing of the museum after a difficult period is proof that as long as there are people who care about A. Mickiewicz, the museum will always invite passers-by to the cozy courtyard and modest rooms where the poet experienced moments of inspiration and was convinced that he and all his friends came into this world to fulfill a noble goal,” said Alicija Dzisevič, a museologist at the Adam Mickiewicz Museum.


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As from 29 June, the Vilnius University Museum once again welcomes guests and residents of the Lithuanian capital at VU’s prominent architectural ensemble in Vilnius Old Town. Researchers of the university’s ensemble will also be able to go up the St. John’s Church bell tower – the highest building of Vilnius Old Town (68 m).



We would like to inform about the changed procedure of visiting the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University. 

The following persons can visit the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University free of charge, except for the Bell Tower of St. John’s Church: all individual visitors; workers of museums of the Republic of Lithuania; members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM); children under 7 years; visitors with disabilities; organised groups of Lithuanian higher education students and Lithuanian school students; leaders of organised groups of visitors, guides accompanying groups around the ensemble.

The entrance fees to the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University are applied to groups of tourists accompanied by guides or organised by travel agencies or other companies. 

We would like to remind you that organised visitors can enter the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University from the side of Universiteto Street (Universiteto g. 7). Ticket office working hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00.


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