The consistent historical narrative of the Tauragė region begins with prehistory and continues to the present day. Archaeological finds, the remains of the Tauragė manor, the features of the border with Prussia, the world wars, the devastated land, and the flourishing of a modern industrial city. Yiddish, German, Russian and Lithuanian-speaking Tauragians who lived here are presented. The Industrial Revolution struck Tauragė during the Soviet era, so the exhibition contains many examples of products from that time. Puzzles, games, a quiz, a slide table and columns of interesting facts will allow you to touch on the story.
(Note: The tablet-audio guide is on display.)
The ethnographic region of Southern Samogitia is presented by the material heritage of this region. Peasants’ household and household items, textiles, national costume that has kept local traditions. There is an interactive table representing the national costumes of women and men of all five ethnographic regions of Lithuania. There are colored puzzles on the walls with St. George, tree of life and various chest pattern images. In the Folk Art Hall, old folk art and works of folk artists of the Tauragė region shine in all their beauty.
Photography gallery is located in one of the towers of Tauragė Castle, which was started by the then museum photographer Romualdas Vaitkus. Since its establishment in 2003, the gallery has been organizing exhibitions of the most famous Lithuanian photographers, press photographers and local photographers. The gallery’s exposition is formed through two floors of the tower, where it is possible to exhibit 30-40 large-format works.
An exposition of works by folk artist Antanas Bagdonas, an honorary citizen of Tauragė, and his wife Elena Bagdonienė-Čėsnaitė is located on the second floor of the museum administration building. A. Bagdonas is one of the most prominent personalities in the history of Tauragė folk art. Not only wood but also metal, clay, stone, amber […]