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Rokiškis Manor (Lithuania)

Welcome to Rokiškis Manor

Rokiškis Manor The small town of Rokiškis is 160 km to the north of Vilnius. Here you will find the Rokiškis Manor – a splendid park and former residence of Count Ignotas Tyzenhauzas. It was built in 1801 and served as the permanent family residence of the Count for many generations. The manor, with its park, greenhouses, ponds and zoological garden was very popular in the region. The diverse cultural programme and rich music tradition attracted both locals and people from neighbouring towns. After several decades of neglect, Rokiškis Manor is regaining its popularity, and today its doors are open to visitors from all over the world. One of the local highlights, the Rokiškis Regional Museum, has held over 77,000 exhibits, including fine art pieces, paintings, sculptures, ancient books, documents, coins and archeological findings.

Regeneration and revival

Restoration works took place in Rokiškis Manor at the end of the 20th century. Redevelopment and revival as well as the creation of a new tourist spot became key priorities for the local authorities. Due to the misuse, the residence had lost a lot of its original charm. Most of the buildings were in bad condition and for a very long time no activities were organised in the Manor. The situation has changed dramatically after a large-scale restoration project was implemented. Today the complex is a significant tourist attraction in the region. One of the most important places is the Rokiškis Regional Museum, which was moved to the Manor House in the 1950s. It is dedicated to the history and culture of the Manor and the region, and it hosts several permanent exhibitions and over twenty visiting exhibitions each year.

Sightseeing tips

  • visit the ‘Rokiškis L. Šepka’ sculpture park which was commissioned to commemorate Lithuania’s most famous sculptor, Lionginas Šepka
  • visit the unique Museum of Christmas Cribs, which hosts the only collection of cribs in Lithuania
Last update: 25/09/2013 | Top