Venclovas' House Museum

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Abbreviation VNM
Address Pamėnkalnio g. 34, Vilnius, LT-01114, Vilniaus m. sav., Lietuva
Phone No +370 526 285 25
Type by theme memorialinis

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The Venclova House Museum is a branch of the Directorate of Vilnius Memorial Museums. It is both a museum of one family with a preserved authentic environment and a house with deep traditions of international dialogue between personalities of culture. Today, the work of the museum includes many different aspects: from educational activities for school children to international projects inspired by the friendship between poets Tomas Venclova and Nobel Prize laureates Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky.

The 1938 villa is a valuable example of interwar rationalist architecture in Vilnius. In 1946, the Soviet government assigned an apartment on the first floor of the building to the leftist intellectual, at times controversial poet, writer and public figure, Antanas Venclova (1906–1971). His son Tomas Venclova, who became one of the best-known contemporary Lithuanian poets, translators and literary scholars, also grew up here.