Amber: Lithuanian Gold

Discover rare amber stone and jewelry in Palanga Amber Museum

Welcome to Palanga Amber Museum where walls are full with different types of amber!

Amber piece with an inclusion (Tipulidae) (1/1) by UnknownLithuanian National Museum of Art

Palanga Amber Museum located in Palanga, a coastal town in Lithuania is one of the most significant and popular museums in the country.

It's dedicated to amber – the fossilized tree resin that is highly valued mostly for its aesthetic value.

Natural amber piece, “Saulės akmuo” [Sun stone] (1/1) by UnknownLithuanian National Museum of Art

The museum is a subdivision of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art.

It was established on August 3, 1963 in the former mansion of count Feliksas Tiskevicius (1870-1932).

In the course of 25 years a small exposition occupying 96 square meters and containing only 478 items has grown into an important center of amber collecting, studying and popularising.

Brooch (1990 - 1990)Lithuanian National Museum of Art

The exposition displayed in the 15 halls of the mansion (total area 750 square meters) acquaints visitors with the origin and processing traditions of amber.

Necklace (First half of the 20th century - First half of the 20th century)Lithuanian National Museum of Art

Cross from the old Tytuvėnai church (1555 - 1614) (1555 - 1614) by UnknownLithuanian National Museum of Art

In the 14th – 18th centuries in Europe, alongside locally produced amber works, there were also imported items decorated with amber, such as furniture, mirrors, boxes, tableware and cult necessities (crosses, rosaries, altars). 

Amber was seen not as a material for jewelry items, but as a valuable material to be used in general.

Ring (1977 - 1977)Lithuanian National Museum of Art

Amber has not only cultural and artistic value but is also used in medicines. It has been used in medicine for centuries, carrying with it a sense of heritage and natural beauty from the region.

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