THE MUSEUM OF THE CULTURAL CENTER OF MATTHEW CASIMIR SARBIEVIUS

In 2008, Kražiai College was restored and  Cultural Center of Matthew Casimir Sarbievius set up there. Now it is a multifunctional Cultural Center, wchich includes library, museum, art gallery, conference hall, tourism information center and accommodation service.

In the museum you can get more information about the history of Kraziai town and the College established by Jesuits.

 

Museum expositions:

  • URBAN DEVELOPMENT OF KRAZIAI TOWN

Here discloses prehistory of Kraziai, urban development of the town, it‘s expansion, the formation of streets, the  history of main town buildings. All that is seen from various schemes and photos of town buildings and plots. Also here are exposed some archaeological artefacts from various periods.

  • JESUIT COLLEGE IN KRAZIAI (1616 – 1773)

Here discloses the period of Jesuit College in Kraziai. The building of 18th century College is seen from Kraziai Jesuit College plan, which was noted in 1747 at it‘s flourishing times. Also here are exposed tiles, bricks and fragments of various dishes, found in the archaeological research of Kraziai College.

  • VILNIUS UNIVERSITY GYMNASIUM OF KRAZIAI (1817 – 1844)

Here discloses the period of Kraziai gymnasium. It was known as a very high academic level school, in which famous personalities taught (Motiejus Valancius) and studied (Simonas Stanevicius, Antanas Strazdas, L. A. Jucevicius, J. Pliateris, etc.).

  • THE KRAZIAI SLAUGHTERY (1893)

Here discloses one of the most horrible timing in Kraziai and whole Lithuania history. Here is exposed the casualty list and the photos of Kraziai Slaughtery participants.

  • THE HISTORY OF KRAZIAI FROM 1918

Here discloses the history of Kraziai town from 1918 until nowadays. Here are exposed various material and photos, wchich tell us about Kraziai „Žiburys“ gymnasium (1919 – 1936), it‘s teachers and students, various jouth and political organisations, which worked between wars, economic and cultural life of the town, World War II disasters, Soviet and Nazi occupations, the rezistence after war, partizans and political deportees, times after receiving the Independence…

  • KNIGHTS CROSS OF THE ORDER OF JOTVINGIAI (1487 – 2010)

Here discloses the history of the Knights Cross of the Order of Jotvingiai, which was founded in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was noble Lithuanian families who left the Jotvingiai land, united by their ancient traditions. The order was reunited in 2003. The whole history and mysteries of the Order are laid in the impressive iron book.

 

 

Prices in the museum:

 

Service

 Unit

Price

 Notes

1.

Museum visiting

1 person

1,00 Eur

50 % discount for students, military men, pensionary

2.

Photopraphing and/or filming in expositions and exhibitions for commercial purpose or personal events

1 person

1,50 Eur

 

3.

Photographing and/or filming the exhibits in museum stock

1 exhibit

2,90 Eur

29,00 Eur

for scientific purpose

for publishing

4.

The consultation of museum specialists, the search of information

1 hour

5,79 Eur

 

5.

Educational programs

1 person

1,00–3,00 Eur

50 % discount for students, military men, pensionary

 

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (winter),

Tuesday – Saturday, 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (summer)