The Bank of Lithuania’s Money Museum is presenting a novelty — websitewww.pinigumuziejus.lt/en/. Website visitors can register conveniently for the Money Museum’s guided tours, enjoying high popularity, for various events and education programmes.
The new website presents the Money Museum and what it offers to learn and do in it; publishes its news and pre-announces events. Website visitors will also get acquainted with the Museum’s virtual exhibitions, history, publications issued (part of them are also in electronic format, thus they can be downloaded). In the future, the website will provide a possibility to also observe broadcastings of events from the Museum, while the electronic book with guest reviews will be linked with the website comments’ section.
The Money Museum’s website has been designed in Lithuanian and English; its mobile version, adapted to smart phones, has also been prepared.
The Bank of Lithuania’s Money Museum is based in the heart of Vilnius — at the intersection ofGedimino prospektas and Totorių gatvė. Five halls on two floors introduce visitors to the history of the world’s money and banking, Lithuanian currency, development of banking in our country from the turning up of the first credit institutions to the present day. In addition, visitors can be actively involved in the learning process — some activities include striking a souvenir plaque on your own or weighing yourself on a special scale which will tell you your worth if you were made of gold, platinum or silver. Those who would successfully answer test questions would be able to produce a banknote with an image of their own.
Since the beginning of 2011, when the Museum opened, it has been visited by over 140 thousand visitors from Lithuania and abroad.
The Money Museum has received more than one award: that of the Friendliest Museum (selected by The Lithuanian Association of People with Disabilities in 2012), Friendliest Museum in Vilnius (European Destinations of Excellence, 2013), the Most Hospitable Museum in Vilnius (Vilnius Hospitality, 2013), while the guide of the Museum Nijolė Butkevičienė in 2014 was elected the most hospitable employee of cultural institution in Vilnius. The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania was selected to be among the top five best money museums in the world. In 2014 and 2015 the world’ largest trip site TripAdvisor presented the Money Museum with the certificate of excellence.
The Museum and tours are free to all visitors, and opening hours are Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.