Advance booking is required for educational classes.
Classes take place all year round from Tuesday to Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.
The size of a group of schoolchildren is from 10 to 25 persons.
Information and booking:
tel. +370 5 2697800, +370 5 2697803,
Educational classes take place in the Church Heritage Museum, Šv. Mykolo St. 9, Vilnius.
We will discover the history of the treasury of Vilnius Cathedral. Valuable objects of the treasury burned in fires several times, the hiding places were plundered by thieves and the cathedral was raided by enemies searching for treasures. In the practical part of the class we will go on a treasure hunt. A hint will lead to another hint, a difficult charade will follow a riddle, and only some knowledge of history will help us find the answers... If we solve everything, a treasure will be waiting for us. Grades: 7–12. Duration – 80 min. Price – 2 Eur.
The treasury of Vilnius Cathedral was carefully protected from thieves, fire and enemies who attacked Vilnius during the wars. Not once the artefacts of the treasury had been pawned, and the deteriorated pieces were recast. It is a miracle that the valuable part of the treasury has reached our times. In the practical part of the class we will draw an ancient treasure map. Grades: 1–4. Duration – 80 min. Price – 2 Eur.
Symbols are very important to people and have a deep meaning. What does a cross, an eye, a triangle or a dove symbolise? Why is a fish one of the oldest secret symbols of Jesus Christ? While admiring beautiful liturgical vessels, we will decipher the language of symbols and learn to make jewellery using the shrink plastic technique. Grades: 1–12. Duration – 90 min. Price – 2 Eur.
Why are you going to meet with Michael in our museum, not Nicholas? Why does Michael the Archangel hold a lance or a sword in his hand? Why does he need a pair of scales? A guided tour and a game, different tasks and prizes are waiting for you! Grades: 1–4. Duration – 80 min. Price – 2 Eur.
Dedicated to prayer, nuns lived a closed life invisible to the eyes of passers-by. What was happening behind the thick walls of the convent? What was the daily routine of the sisters? And what events would disrupt the slow and unvarying days of the Bernardine nuns? We’ll perform a fun task requiring some effort, patience and diligence (we’ll have a try at the technique of embroidery on paper or the Gothic script). Grades: 5–12. Duration – 90 min. Price – 2 Eur.