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.)
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.
The diversity of the country’s nature is presented in the Nature Exposition, which is divided into six zones. Birds, mammals, live exotic and native fish, reflections of nature, invertebrate hut and recreation area.
After both world wars, the city of Tauragė remained especially devastated. The installation “Lost Tauragė” is located in the basement of the tower. Here, special attention is paid to imitating reality: the gloomy environment, the scattering of the wreckage of imitation weapons and the smoke of nitrogen make it feel as if you are hiding in a bunker and a war is going on above us.