Horse Museum

Horse Museum

Museums

The Horse Museum exhibits not only the agricultural tools and means of transport of the days of horses, but also unique exhibits of philately, warfare and wood carvings. The museum presents various crafts; the visitors can observe the work of a weaver, ceramicist and bread baker, also a blacksmith, jeweller and a wood carver. Outside, in the territory of the museum the visitors can enjoy themselves riding a horse in a horse-drawn carriage or a sleigh, or swinging on the swings.

Facilities

History

8 kilometers away from Anykščiai town there is a unique Horse Museum in Niūronys village. It was opened in 1978 by agronomer Petras Vasinauskas.

To find help to build a new museum was not difficult for mr. Petras. In 1977 he was on holidays in Niūronys village and he decided to share his thoughts with the director of Elmininkai experimental farms Antanas Puodžiukas. In July of 1977 mr. Vasinauskas and mr. Puodžiukas started their project. In the same year's august, the project was approved by the local commitee.

Educational Programs

In museum’s ethnographic homesteads educational programs “Daily bread” take place. There one can get acquainted with important symbol of ethnic culture – the way of bread, from rye seeding to the slice of bread. Each is given a unique opportunity to form and bake your own piece of bread in the rural furnace, everyone is invited to taste dishes of the village.

 Information and registration by phone +370 616 25 124, +370 612 69 545

 

 

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