The Amber Museum (Palanga, Lithuania)
Amber Museum belonging to Lithuanian Art Museum was founded on 3 August 1963 in a former estate of Count Feliksas Tiškevičius. The museum situated in the magnificent palace in the centre of Birute Park is one of the most visited museums in the country.
Museum containing one of the most abundant collections of amber inclusions and pieces in the world has about 30 thousand exhibits in total.
You can get acquainted with the amber formation, trade routes, extraction and processing in Amber Museum that was restored this year.
Areas located on the ground floor of the palace charm visitors with updated historical interiors portraying the life of the counts in this palace. Visitors interested in Palanga and the history of Tiškevičiai family may visit and admire authentic spaces: Hall, Events Hall, Red Salon, Grand Salon, Countess Parlour, Blue Salon, Parlour of the Young Count, Small Salon.
Surroundings of the residence of aristocrats is recreated in these representative halls of the palace where art pieces from the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century from the interiors of manors of the nobility from the collections of Counts Tiškevičiai, other Lithuanian noblemen as well as private collections preserved by Lithuanian Art Museum are displayed. Romualdas Budrys is the author of interior expositions.
Unique amber display enriched with archaeological exhibits and renewed inclusion collection is presented on the first floor. Visitors can look at the brand new amber morphology exhibition.
Admission charge – 4 €
Pupil/student/OAP – 2 €
Child under 7, disabled, ICOM member – free
adapted washroom, elevators, two parking spaces
parking only for disabled
baby nursing & changing room
September to May: Tuesday to Saturday 11.00–17.00. Sunday – 11.00–16.00.
National Holiday Eve – opening hours are shortened for one hour.
June to August: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00–20.00. Sunday – 11.00–19.00.
National Holiday Eve – opening hours are shortened for one hour.
Amber Museum Palanga web site: http://www.pgm.lt
Address 17 Vytauto Str, LT-00101 Palanga, Lithuania.
Tel.: (+370 460) 51 319, (+370 460) 53 501. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of amber “AMBER QUEEN”(Klaipeda, Lithuania)
I-VII 10-19 h. (off-season).
I-VII 10-20 h. (season).
You are welcome to visit the “Amber Queen” museum, which is located in the heart of Klaipėda’s old town. There you can admire the inimitable modern and antique pieces of amber. Extensive exhibition will introduce visitors to the most impressing collections. Ancient pipes, antique amber wares, the most beautiful amber pieces from different parts of the world, unique inclusions – all this incredible beauty can be seen in our museum, where under one roof are hidden the secrets and treasures of amber.
Prices: adults – 5 €, students and pensioners – 2.5 €, children – free of charge.
Tel. +370 46 213390 , +370 619 55099
Address: Turgaus g. 3, Klaipeda (Lithuania)
Public institution “Klaipėda toursim and culture information center”
Turgaus st. 7, Klaipėda
Ph.: +370 (46) 412186
Amber Museum Gdansk (Poland)-Free on Tuesdays
The Amber Museum is located in the Old Prison and Torture Tower in Gdansk by the main entrance to the old part of the city. The ticket also allows you to see some of the archaeological part of the tower and the torture chambers and prison cells. The amber part of the tour is interesting though they should have everything in English and not just Polish as this is a heavily tourist inspired place. The video on the torture chamber room was very interesting too and also showed you how and when the place was built and the many changes over the years. Entrance fee is 8 zlt (Free on Tuesdays). Well worth a visit, but if you’re not good on stairs then give it a miss.
Address: ul. Targ Weglowy 26, Gdansk 80-836, Poland
– Open all year round
Tuesday – 10.00-13.00
Wednesday – 10.00-16.00
Thursday – 10.00-18.00
Friday – 10.00-16.00
Saturday – 10.00-16.00
Sunday – 11.00-16.00
– 5-20 PLN
The first museum devoted exclusively to amber.
Amber is particularly associated with the Baltic region as the deposits here are the most abundant and its connection with Gdansk has a specific nature and century-old tradition, dating back to the time of the amber routes. In 2006, in the historic Fore Gate complex on Dluga Street (made up of the Torture Chamber, the Neck and the Prison Tower) a new branch of the Museum of the Historic City of Gdansk was opened – under the name the Amber Museum.
This is the first museum in Poland entirely devoted to amber. Its exhibits, relating to amber, show it in its natural state, methods of extraction, history of the trade routes, uses in medicine, as a magical stone and an artistic material. The museum collection is displayed traditionally but also uses multimedia presentations for educational purposes and to enhance the attractiveness of the exhibition.
The pride of the exhibition, on loan from a private collector in Munich, is a collection of historic examples of amber art, made in Gdansk in the 17th and 18th centuries. The work of artists from Gdansk in different fields is also displayed, starting with applied art to contemporary installations where the amber is used as the basic material.
Amber Museum – Gdansk (woj. Pomorskie)
“Fossil resin or” gold of the north. “It carries mystical energy and healing properties because it attracts and gathers electricity. Wearing an amber grain necklace (by ancient belief) protects against disease. It has healing properties. It was enough to wear some decoration with amber, to eliminate headache and toothache. Mixed with honey and oil improves circulation. ”
“Most of the world-famous amber sites are 30-90 million years old. Amber is found on the shores of the North Sea and the Baltic. Old sources say that it used to float by sea. Baltic Today amber is being taken out of the sea, pieces are being thrown to the surface, special nets and divers are being used, and there are underground “mines” in search of amber.
Lithuania considers amber its national symbol.
A poem about amber
in warm amber color
it sprouted through the branches,
on your face You fell, the One,
while you were bending over
to me …
the Danube murmured
and I didn’t hear it
from your whisper
oh, if only i could,
moment that catch in a lump of resin
then from the sea
in the ambra petrified
to last me
… when it has to dry
and the Danube dries up,
when out of my hands only
the dust remains,
still in it
that lump of amber ….
… happy Buddha, the gift of dear Tixi …
The Kaliningrad Amber Museum
The Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum is a museum located in the Russian city of Kaliningrad devoted to housing and displaying amber artworks. It is located in the city center, on the shore of Lake Verkhneye. The museum opened in 1979 and houses about 14,000 individual pieces. Amber Museum is Russia’s first and only Amber Museum.
Address is: Marshala Vasilevskogo Sq., 1, Kaliningrad 236016, Russia
Printed Paper Ticket Required
Duration: 1h 30m
Languages Offered: English
Kaliningrad is interesting for foreign and domestic tourists with its history. The Jantar Museum is attracted by the exceptional display of one mineral, the wealth of its collection and the building in which it is located. Every visitor can get acquainted with the products of the “sun stone” and the history of use, the extraction of amber, its origin and the myths surrounding it.
How the Museum Was Made
The Amber Museum did not accidentally show up in the city. The region has the largest amber site, which is developing in industrial quantities. There has been a long workshop here on the artwork of “sun stone”, leaving behind a rich legacy.
For the museum halls and the large collection of Soviet authorities, they provided an ancient fort – the Don fort built in 1853. The building required renovation, and the space needed repairing and creating a special exhibit space. The project was developed in 1973, and work on its implementation began the following year. Improvements to neighboring territories, the complete restoration cycle and interior decoration were completed in 1978.
Interior design and filling with the necessary furniture is engaged in the Leningrad branch of the RSFSR Art Fund. Especially for the museum, stained glass windows, mosaic fountains, ceramic vases and more were made. The discovery was awaited by the whole of Kaliningrad. The Jantar Museum opened its doors to visitors during the winter of 1979.
Description of the Museum
The Amber Museum is a unique collection of materials related to one mineral. The purpose of the foundation and further work is to systematize knowledge of natural qualities and properties, geology, archeology, art history, amber history.
On an area of 1000 square meters, the three-story Amber Museum (Kaliningrad) has collected a collection. History and the natural sciences, arts and crafts and myths – all that the “solar stone” can tell are gathered in 28 halls divided into 5 sections of the exhibition. The content of the exhibition is divided into two parts – natural and cultural-historical heritage.
The Natural Sciences section exhibit contains the largest sample of amber in Russia, weighing more than 4 pounds. Patterns of stone of varying degrees of opacity, color, number of inclusions are also shown. Insects frozen in resin more than 40 million years ago, plant fragments are of great scientific interest, giving scientists the opportunity to understand the characteristics of flora, fauna, and climatic conditions on the planet.
The cultural and historical section offers visitors the opportunity to track the evolution of amber processing from the Neolithic to the present. A large number of exhibits hit the Kaliningrad Excavation Museum. Ornaments and household items were found in old settlements, in the cemetery. Return values, such as fragments, have great value. Amber Room, lost during World War II. In the halls are exhibited donated museum values from the Moscow Kremlin weapons depot.
At present, more than 16,000 exhibits are stored in museum holdings, the flow of visitors is more than two hundred thousand people a year, the number of trips to the public is 1,200 fascinating stories, each year the staff organizes more than three hundred exhibitions, projects and presentations in different directions.Muzejske i izložbene dvorane
The city of Kaliningrad is known for its large rock-sun bed. The Amber Museum exhibits 28 rooms with thematic exhibitions:
• Origin of amber, its properties.
• Historical and archeological section.
• Use and display of amber in art from the 17th to 19th centuries.
• Hall dedicated to the works of amber artwork Königsberg (period 1926-1945).
• A hall was presented, presenting the works of the Kaliningrad Amber Factory, as well as the history of the company (since 1947). The entire cycle of the production process from production to release of the final product.
• Amber in works by contemporary artists.
Fragments of the Amber Room decoration, restored by modern craftsmen, not only showcased the beauty of the lost masterpiece, but also helped revive ancient ways of working with the material.
Sculptures, jewelry from different periods of human development were collected in amber art halls. Of great interest are several dioramas in the natural history section of the exhibition, where amber forests have been recreated, which once gave birth to the “sun wall” of Kaliningrad.
The permanent exhibition of the Amber House Museum is based on a donated international collection of artworks from Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, German, Italian and many other artists. The luxury gift was made by the Foundation for the Development of Charitable Programs and personally by its President E. Yu.Tatuzov. The pearl of the exhibition is a large mosaic canvas by A. Zhuravlev, artist and restorer, manager of the renovation of the Amber Room interior.
Attendance and benefits costs
The Amber Museum (Kaliningrad) will help you admire semi-precious stone products and learn about its properties, myths and features. Entrance fee for visitors of the entire adult exhibition is 200 rubles, for students and cadets – 100 rubles, and for schoolchildren the visit will cost 80 rubles. Family trip with children (preschool, school) – 400 rubles.
Kaliningrad is open to any curious tourist. The Yantar Museum opens its doors every Wednesday to privileged visits to the halls, the ticket price is 20 rubles. Pensioners can take this opportunity (upon presentation of the document). Every last Sunday of the month, students, school children and curious under-18s can visit the exhibit for free.
If the plans do not include a call to the guide, visitors are offered an audio guide and you can rent it at the museum box office (cost is 150 rubles). Kaliningrad attracts many tourists. Jantar Museum, opening hours: 10am – 6pm (October – April) or 10am – 7pm (May – September).
Excursion programs and activities
One of the most important tasks at the museum is public relations. Every first Saturday of the month there are family-oriented events. These days, visitors are offered themed excursions, masterclasses with the ability to create their own decoration or learn about folk crafts.
There are educational programs for juniors and high schools, during which children are introduced to the rules of behavior in the museum, discovering new knowledge about amber. Until the holidays, special events are organized, for example, until the New Year on a masterclass, children can independently create a festive decoration on a Christmas tree.
For high school students, the museum staff has launched a program to understand information through games, assignments, and competitions. By participating in such events, children quickly grasp knowledge, learn how to ask questions, and find answers themselves. In addition, excursions and educational routes were developed through the historic building that houses the exhibit.
The active work of museum staff is being carried out in the publishing industry, and over the last decade, some forty books have been published in Russian, with English translations. The museum also houses literary nights, creative meetings with artists, writers. The museum’s library stock is constantly updated and accessible to every curious person. On the first floor there is a souvenir shop selling literature, jewelry, household items, amber souvenirs.
The museum is an open space for all, so the institution made sure that people with disabilities had equal access to all halls. There are ramps equipped here, the doors are widened, there is a staircase for a pleasant crossing of the ground floor of the buildings. Special equipment purchased to assist the hearing impaired. Thirty three-dimensional copies of the Museum’s most brilliant exhibits within the Magic Book project are open to anyone in the virtual space.
Biennials and competitions
Cultural life is rarely diminished in any major city. Kaliningrad is no exception. The Amber Museum at its base, since 2004, has been hosting the “Alatyr” (an old Russian amber name) competition. The Biennial brings together Russian and foreign masters and artists, bringing their works to the public and colleagues. In 2012, at the initiative of the museum staff, an All-Russian jewelry competition is held, where amber plays the main violin.
For many visitors, the opening of the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad was inaugurated. Reviews with positive ratings indicate saturation of exposure to various amber. Many warm emotions evoke stone products from different periods, Amber Room pieces captivate the imagination with the breadth and beauty of the performance.
There are few negative opinions about the museum, most of the regrets are focused on the lack of guides and the high cost of souvenirs in museum shops.
A stairclimber with integrated seat (with lift detector) is used to go down to the basement level. It is possible to use a mobile telescopic wheelchair ramp to facilitate climbing up and down at the wheelchair along the area surrounding the museum.
There is a special equipment to help acoustically challenged people. Induction systems are installed at the ticket office, cloak room, also used for excursions.
Special project “Museum in the Magic Book”, funded with the grant of the President of Russian Federation, allows to demonstrate three dimensional virtual copies of thirty unique museum show pieces in the places distant from the regional center including children’s educational and recreational institutions, at exhibitions and presentations.
photo: https:// commons.wikimedia.org
Amber World Museum (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Address: Calle Arzobispo Merino # 452 | esq. Restauración, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Price of ticket: 100 RD per person. They offer a guide in Spanish and English. Reading took too long but there is the option of English in that case.
In addition there are cool drinking water and a good bathroom available. Those were worth the price alone!
The amber exhibits is nice and definitely interesting.
In this Museum you will find the historical and scientific data on the time of the creation of amber, the animals and vegetation of that era that were fossilized in the amber, and everything concerning the formation and the characteristics of this gem.All the pieces on display in the cabinets, on the panels, in the large wide-field microscopes, dioramas, audio-visual and interactive technology have the purpose to transport you back to the origin of amber.You can also find fine pieces of jewellry to take back home in the jewelry shop we have mounted as a request of many visitors.
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mon – Sat
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum – Ribnitz-Damgarten
April to October:
täglich 9.30 – 18.00 Hrs
November to March:
Monday – Sunday 9.30 – 17.00 Hrs
Tel. +49 03821 4622
Address: Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum im Kloster Ribnitz
Im Kloster 1-2
Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum Ribnitz-Damgarten
Im Kloster 1-2
D 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten
The Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum, an interesting amber museum in Ribnitz-Damgarten, features the history & processing of Baltic amber. There is a gift shop in the museum where you can purchase some geological specimens, amber jewelry & souvenirs as well as books on the subject. Worth a visit if you are interested in amber. This is an interesting thematic museum, that is classically presented and organized. The exhibition is larger than you would expect and covers all aspects of amber from origin, distribution, exploitation and use in the area and farther. A small part of the explanations is summarized in English. Worth a small detour. Nice building and town area. Very nice museum with an extra part for kids where they can do handicraft.
Bernstein is a German word for Amber.
Ribnitz-Damgarten Is Also Known As The Amber Town.
Stunning Amber Museum (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Copenhagen Amber Museum is one of the most recognised amber museums in the world. The museum is located in Kanneworff’s House in Nyhavn, and is one of Copenhagen’s oldest and most charming buildings dating back to 1606. House of Amber’s high quality in amber jewellery is guaranteed by the museum, which was founded and is run by some of the most knowledgeable amber experts in the world.
The museum takes you on a fascinating journey through the amazing world of amber. Learn how amber was formed 30-50 million years ago and how it ended up on the coasts of Denmark. Get a glimpse of life in the ancient Scandinavian forests by exploring the large collection of preserved plants and insects that were trapped in the resin millions of years ago. Dig into the fascinating story of how our Scandinavian ancestors distributed amber as a unique and beautiful natural material to the rest of Europe, and see the museum’s rare collection of amber antiques and artefacts.
House of Amber
Oestergade 13, 1. Floor
DK-1100 Copenhagen K
Telephone +45 39 55 08 00
Museum of Amber Krakow (Poland)
A magic place with unique exhibits that show natural beauty of amber.There are many reasons to visit the Museum.You can admire the exhibitions with the modernity – from classic amber beads, through incredibly feminine necklaces or bracelets, to unique sculptures and usable objects. You can also relax with a cup of delicious coffee and “amber” reading in our reading room.
Address: ul. Świętego Jana 2, 31-018 Kraków
TELEPHONE:+48 601-824-646, +48 513-511-512
Amber Museum Mexico
Calle Diego de Mazariegos S/N | Parque de La Merced, Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Quite informational yet small place to visit if you are into amber and its history…Information in English is available and the customer service is excellent. They also sell a great selection of amber jewelry and souvenirs by the entrance; it’s a bit overpriced (compare with prices when bought directly from artisans) but guarantee the authenticity of amber.
The museum is very small. However, it is very informative and interesting. The displays are beautiful and give a great overview of the science, the history, and use of amber. They have a shop where you can buy decorative pieces, jewelry, rings, pendants, earrings, etc. It’s affordable.
Suggestion: coming here before you buy amber anywhere else. There are a lot of street vendors selling plastic and glass. At the museum, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between what is authentic and what isn’t.
With nearly fifteen years opened, in this museum, the only one of its kind in Mexico, you’ll find over 300 pieces on display and you can see an extensive collection of raw amber and amber carved as well as finding out about the procedures for mining this beautiful material. More information in Museum of Amber
Sources and photos: