• Adelaide Lithuanian Museum

    Immerse yourself in Lithuanian culture and history in the only museum of its kind in Australia.  

The Adelaide Lithuanian Museum is located inside Lithuanian House in Norwood which was built by members of the Lithuanian community in South Australia in the 1950s.

The museum holds many examples of artifacts, photographs, newspapers and ephemera relating to Lithuanian culture that will allow future generations to rediscover their Lithuanian roots. The displays include military insignia, currency, amber, costumes, stamps and craft as well as art works by Lithuanian artists in Australia. The first curator was Jonas Vanagas, who like the majority of Lithuanian migrants in South Australia, arrived post WWII unable to return to his then occupied homeland. Jonas had settled in Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, where he singlehandedly gathered exhibits and organised an historical museum, now the Lobethal Archives and Historical Museum.  He was approached by the Lithuanian community to establish a museum. As early as 1961, the Adelaide Community Council appealed to the community for historical items relating to Lithuania, and Jonas also collecting printed material and clippings from Australian newspapers that made mention of Lithuania. By 1967 enough material had been collected to conduct the official opening. On January 28 1967, Juozas Bačiunas, President of the World Lithuanian Association cut the ribbon and declared the museum at Lithuanian House officially open.

A traditional Lithuanian lunch is served on Sundays from 12 noon at Lithuanian House.

Free

Sunday 12noon-2pm
or by appointment

Daina Pocius
0427 617 214
[email protected]

Lithuanian House: 08 8362 1074

Adelaide Lithuanian Museum

Immerse yourself in Lithuanian culture and history in the only museum of its kind in Australia.