Ignalina Region Museum

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The Ignalina Region Museum opened its doors to visitors in 2012 October 6th. At that time, museum didn't have any expositions, so museum spaces were filled with lent exhibits. If you are traveling around Ignalina, if you want to know more about the customs, culture, history, lakes and forests- visit Ignalina Region Museum in the city center.

Museum consists of several exhibitions that show the ancient habits, crafts and way of life of the Ignalina's people. In the ethnographic exposition, you can see various items used at XIXth and XXth centuries: tools and appliances like antique iron, weaving machines, cabinets, furniture and many other authentic objects used in everyday life.

Here you can see the plant that is very important to the person of that time - linen. Exposition shows stages from sowing to bed linen or tablecloth. You can also see linen and the canvas that are made from linen.

Fishing activities are very important in the region lakes. Detailed and carefully crafted model explains the various ancient fishing methods and the way fish was caught by local inhabitants to survive in the area.

Particular attention is paid to photographs of photographer Algis Jakštas from Ignalina's district. His photographs featured dozens of ordinary portraits of people in Ignalina region. The authenticity of photographs and their special mood is evident by the very name of the exhibition of photographs - "The Old Village's Heat".

Another interesting and even the most unconventional exposition is the restoration of a registering hall that functioned during the Soviet occupation. It features authentic gourmet furniture and wedding dresses. The walls are decorated with wedding photos of these days (2008 until 2016) and older times (from 1925 to 1987), collected from various places in the Ignalina region.

In 2016, a new exposition, consisting of old prayer books, aborigines and liturgical clothes, was opened and a new item - an antique coin treasure - was presented to the public.

The Ignalina Region Museum also has its own separate unit - the Adomas Hrebnickis Memorial Museum located in the village of Rojus (which means heaven, paradise). It is dedicated to a pomologist, professor A. Hrebnickis, who lived at XIXth centurys end and the beginning of XXth century, and dedicated his life to fruit trees exploration and bringing new species.


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