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Bishop Motiejus Valančius Homeland Museum

The bishop Motiejus Valančius was an extraordinary figure of the 19th century: during the years of his bishopric he installed half a thousand clerics as priests, built half a hundred churches in Samogitia, initiated the Temperance Movement and, of course, wrote a lot of literary works. Where such active man was born and developed as a personality? Not far away from Kretinga, in cosy Nasrėnai village. The house in which the future bishop grew up has not survived but the Birthplace Museum of Bishop M. Valančius is established in the house standing instead of the former house. Visitors may familiarise with the life of the bishop, try to understand his childhood in the museum. And the 18th century barn which has survived in the territory of the homestead reminds of his childhood. An ethnographic exhibition, namely, the hostess granary, farm maid chamber, utensil chamber, grain chamber, is created in the barn. Besides, one of the first (if not the only) sculptures for potatoes in Lithuania can be seen in the museum.
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Nasrėnai Village, Kretinga District



Opening hours:

III-VI 8:00AM – 5:00PM


  • For adults (from 1st of October to 30th of April) – EUR 1.00;
  • For adults (from 1st of May to 30th of September) – EUR 1.50;
  • *for learners, students, pensioners – EUR 0.60.