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Educational classes in the crypts




The crypts of Vilnius Cathedral and the history of the treasury


We will descend into the crypts of Vilnius Cathedral and see the ancient burials and crypts, the royal mausoleum and the earliest fresco in Lithuania. We will explore the treasury of Vilnius Cathedral, which remained hidden in the times of war and turmoil and is currently exhibited in the newly renovated Saint Michael’s Church.

Grades 1–12
Duration – 2 hours
Price – 3 EUR.

The class takes place in two locations: the crypts of Vilnius Cathedral and the Church Heritage Museum (Šv. Mykolo St. 9).




A guided tour to the crypts of Vilnius Cathedral



We will descend into the crypts of Vilnius Cathedral and see the ancient burials and crypts, the royal mausoleum and the earliest fresco in Lithuania. The size of a group of schoolchildren is from 10 to 30 persons. We can accept two groups at a time (up to 60 persons).

Grades 1–12
Duration – 1 hour
Price – 2.5 EUR




 

 

 

Archaeological research of the crypts  New!



What can bricks, splinters of pottery or even bones tell us? They have been attracting the interest of scientists of various fields: historians, anthropologists and archaeologists. We will try to look at the cathedral crypts through their eyes. We offer you an interesting tour followed by a practical part, in which you yourselves can become archaeologists. Using special tools we will excavate the prepared “cultural layer” and come across quite many curious and perhaps even amazing finds. We will try to understand what the finds can tell us about the cathedral, its crypts and the inhabitants of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Grades 4–11
Duration – up to 90 min
Price – 3 EUR
Educational classes are held from October to April.

 

Guided tour “The Legend of Barbora Radvilaitė” New!


Barbora Radvilaitė is one of the most prominent rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Vilnius Cathedral and its crypts are more closely related with this queen than it may appear at first sight. The secret wedding of Barbora Radvilaitė and King Sigismund Augustus took place in the old Royal Chapel in 1547. After her premature death the queen was buried in the crypt under the floor of this chapel. Later she was reburied, and for three hundred years people could only guess where her remains rested. 
We invite children of primary school age to get better acquainted with the history of the legendary queen Barbora Radvilaitė. Together with the guide you will stop in the cathedral and then descend into the crypts and wander in their labyrinths, see the secret crypt of the rulers and the royal mausoleum, which today holds the remains of Barbora Radvilaitė.

Grades 1–4
Duration – 1 hour
Price – 2.5 EUR

The dark labyrinths of the crypts



The crypts are a mysterious place, but all your senses become even sharper when the lights go out. It is into such crypts submerged in darkness that the first researchers descended. We offer you to put yourselves in the shoes of these researchers.
We’ll travel in dark underground labyrinths lighting our way with torches. While performing certain tasks and listening to the guide, we will explore the history and the secrets of the crypts.

Grades 4–7
Duration – up to 90 min
Price – 3 EUR
Educational classes are held from October to April.





Advance booking of educational classes can be made by phone +370 5 269 7800, +370 600 12080 and email: katedros.pozemiai@bpmuziejus.lt.
The size of a group of schoolchildren is from 10 to 30 persons.
Guided tours and educational classes take place from Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. 
The last group is admitted at 4 pm.  
Price of a guided tour for a pupil – 2.5 EUR.
Accompanying teachers are admitted free of charge.
Duration 1 hour

Educational classes take place from October to April and guided tours are held all year round. 

The ticket office of the cathedral crypts is located in the bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral.




















       






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