Ch. Frenkelis Villa
The restored Ch. Frenkelis Villa with a park, and a fountain located in it, is a very exclusive site in Šiauliai city. The Villa is unique, one of only a few in Lithuania constructed in early 20th century buildings in the Art Noveau (Modern, Secession, Jugend) architectural style. Elements of different styles interweave in decoration of this State protected cultural monument’s facades, authentic interior fascinates the visitors with ornate wooden decorations, stucco works, and imposing fragments of frescos.Residence Villa, next to the flourishing leather factory, was built in 1908 by one of the most famous all times Šiauliai manufacturers Chaimas Frenkelis, who was even called “the King of Leather”. Stylized expositions “Provincial Estate and a Town”, “Jewish Cultural Heritage in Šiauliai: the Merchants Frenkelis” are now presented in the two-storey Villa. Miscellaneous Villa’s expositions introduce culture of Lithuanian provincial estate (middle 19th–middle 20 th c.), history of Šiauliai city in the Interwar period, and Jewish heritage. Exposition devoted to the blind and visually handicapped people “The Artifacts that Speak” (for a while just one of a few such expositions in Lithuania) was recently opened in Villa as well.
The Villa is offering a wide choice of exhibitions, concerts, film and music festivals, and other events as well. Educational activity “Secrets of Kosher” presents Jewish culture and traditional cuisine. Price per person – 25 Lt, with discount – 20 Lt. Price II–V after 5pm, VI–VII after 4 pm – 31 Lt, with discount – 23 Lt.
Group consisting of 10–40 persons.
Educational activity must be booked in advance, before 3 workdays by tel. +370 41 52 43 94, e-mail: email@example.com.
Address: Vilniaus St. 74, Šiauliai, tel. +370 41 52 43 89.
Opening hours: II–V 10am–6pm, VI–VII 11am–5pm.
The Park is open Mon–Sun 10 am–10 pm
Ticket – 6 Lt, with discount – 3 Lt.
Guided tour (Lithuanian, English, Russian) – 40 Lt, with discount – 20 Lt.
Audioguided tour (Lithuanian, English) – 30 Lt, with discount – 15 Lt.
Educational activities – 6 Lt, with discount – 3 Lt.
Photography / shooting in exposition – 10 / 20 Lt
Guided tours must be booked in advance by tel. +370 41 43 36 80, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational activities must be booked in advance by tel. +370 41 52 43 94, e-mail: email@example.com.
More information www.ausrosmuziejus.lt
* 50 % discount for school-children, students and pensioneers for visiting museum, guide services and educational activities.
* Free admission for preschoolers, pupils from children’s homes, disabled persons, museum specialists from Lithuania, ICOM members, the members of Šiauliai Aušros Museum Friends’ Club, teachers leading the groups of schoolchildren, groups of socially supported schoolchildren (the list must be presented). Other services of the Museum – with 50% discount.
Premises for events, photographing and filming of personal celebrations, guided tours must be booked in advance by tel. +370 41 43 36 80, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.