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Kretinga Manor Watermill

More than one "first time" is recorded in the history of Kretinga Manor. One of such "first times" is the first hydro power plant in Lithuania. In 1878, it was established in the watermill of the manor by the count Juozapas Tiškevičius. The count who liked innovations wanted that electric bulbs lighted the Winter Garden, the manor. Historically, the watermill is indeed much older than the technical inventions in the watermill. The mill was mentioned in documents of the 17th century. The face of the building also looks telling due to its age: it is made of stone and masonry, the framework part was built during the times when it was run by Tiškevičius family. During the period between the two world wars, the counts Tiškevičius made greater use of the premises of the mill, namely, incorporated an oil refilling company, candy workshops. Sweets produced in an old-fashioned manner can be tasted here today. An ethnographic exhibition "On the Solar Circle" (Saulės ratu) bringing visitors to the life of an ancient peasant is on the top floor of the building.
Additional information


Vilniaus Str. 33, Kretinga

Opening hours:

III-VII 10:00–18:00

Price (visit includes a visit to the central palace and the housekeeper’s house):

* for adults from 1 October to 30 April – EUR 4.00;
* for adults from 1 May to 30 September – EUR 5.00;
* for learners, students – EUR 1.20;
* for pensioners – EUR 2.