Treasury of the museum has been accumulated already from 1933. In the beginning of the year 2009, the selections of the museum consisted of over 80 thousand (including the branches of the museum in Kriaunos and Obeliai) exhibits.
The exhibits according to the groups are divided into: exhibits of archeology, history, ethnography, folk art, professional art, photography, documentation, publication, personal archives, basic selection of books, notaphily, numismatics, archives of the church and the manor and auxiliary selection.
The biggest selection is that of photographies and photonegatives, which consists of over 15 thousand exhibits: photographies of landlords, pictures of Rokiškis town, photographies about farming and economics, social-political life, etc.
The museum boasts an abundant collection of numismatics, which comprises approximately 9 thousand exhibits.
The biggest part of them consists of treasures. The largest one is the Mitragalis’treasure, containing 4762 coins. They are coins of Lithuanian-Polish republic and the neighbouring countries of the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th c.c. There also coins from 47 countries are being preserved.
In the selection of documents (over 3 thousand items) the most interesting ones are the archives of Rokiškis Manor and Pandėlys Church .A document of the year 1604, written in the Old Slavic Language and the one of the year 1661, written in the Polish Language as well as other documents, disclosing relationship among people of those times, contain various accounts, economic data concerning income and expense, taxes paid by peasants. Very important is an archive of persons; it contains documents of over 40 famous people coming from Rokiškis District. The scientific library of the museum contains approximately 5 thousand books.
The bulk of the selection consists of the books and publications published before 1940. We can boost the ancient, unique publications such as “Postilla”, written by one of the pioneers of the Lithuanian Writing Jonas Bretkūnas (1536-1602), published in 1591 in Karaliaučius. Noteworthy is the book “About the Nature of all the People “, by Marcus Julius Cicero, published in the Polish Language in Vilnius in 1766. A lot of publications were given away to the museum in the first post-war years by the collector of publications Povilas Gasiūnas (1897-1966). These are books from various fields of science.
The group of history is the most diverse: outfits of landlords, silver dishes, and other personal items of landlords, inventory of the church, means of school, teakettles, clocks, musical instruments, and personal belongings of the famous people of the district.
The collection of the Lithuanian folk-art there are more than 2 thousand exhibits – tops of crosses made by blacksmiths, wooden sculptures, distaffs, pottery articles, drapery. The museum also conserves works of modern wood carvers, painters and weavers.
ROKIŠKIS REGIONAL MUSEUM
Legal Form: Municipal budgetary institution;
Address: Tyzenhauzų g. 5, LT-42115, Rokiškis;
Company code: 190263920;
Tel. +370 458 52835;
Data is collected and stored at the Register of Legal Entities.
Monday – Thursday 8.00 – 17.00 h.
Friday 8.00 val. – 15.45 h.
Lunch 12.00 val. – 12.45 h.
Before the holidays we work 1 hour shorter