Medicine & Pharmaceutical History Museum


Dating back to the 1930s, this fun museum details the progress of medical science in Lithuania over the centuries. There are also expositions on Lithuanian and Siberian folk medicine and a reconstructed 19th-century apothecary, complete with ceramic vessels and clay jars.

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Nearby Kaunas attractions

1. Kaunas Photography Gallery

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There's always an interesting temporary exhibition on at this gallery, such as Integration, an interesting juxtaposition between obscure, dimly lit…

2. Sts Peter & Paul Cathedral

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With its single tower, this church owes much to baroque reconstruction, especially inside, but the original 15th-century Gothic shape of its windows…

3. Maironis's Tomb

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The mausoleum of Kaunas Cathedral holds the remains of Maironis, Lithuania's beloved patriot/priest/poet.

4. Town Hall

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Old Town's tallest tower (53m) rises from Kaunas' Town Hall, an elegant white layer-cake of a building. Built in the mid-16th century, the hall has served…

5. Ceramics Museum

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Features Lithuanian ceramics and porcelain from the 20th century and earlier periods, and often houses temporary exhibitions.

6. St Francis Xavier Church & Monastery

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The southern side of Rotušės aikštė is dominated by rosy-pink late-Baroque facade of the St Francis Xavier Church, college and Jesuit monastery complex…

7. St George's Church

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This 15th-century church and monastery has been ruined and rebuilt several times over the centuries, and served both Napoleon and the Soviets as a…

8. Holy Trinity Church

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The western side of Rotušės aikštė is filled by the late-Renaissance (1624–34), terracotta-roofed Holy Trinity Church.