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Thomas Mann Museum

Thomas Mann Museum

Skruzdynės st 17, Nida

Opening times:

June  – September
I–VII: 10 am–6 pm

October – May
II–VI: 10 am–5 pm

During summer season is also open
on public holidays. 

+370 469 52260


Thomas Mann Memorial Museum is known as one of the most popular museums in the west of Lithuania.


A summer house based on a design by Herbert Reissmann, an architect from Klaipėda, was built on Mother-in-Law’s Hill in Nida in 1930, where author and philanthropist Mann spent three summers with his family (1930 to 1932). During his Curonian stays, Mann kept to his usual regime and continued writing his books, essays and letters.


When Adolf Hitler occupied Klaipėda region, the summer house was repurposed as a hunting lodge. It suffered damage during a bomb attack and was repaired in the 1950s on the initiative of Antanas Venclova, the chairman of the Lithuanian Writer’s Union. The house was given to the municipal library of Klaipėda in 1965. Commemorating the writer’s 100th birth anniversary in 1975, the building was restored. The fellowship of Thomas Mann was initiated in 1990, which refurbished the house once again in 1995–1996 based on surviving drawings of Reissman and the memories of Thomas Mann’s daughter Elisabeth Mann, in an effort to restore the authentic atmosphere.


Today, thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies, the Mann exhibition presents the life and work of the Nobel Prize winner and poetically recreates the atmosphere of the days that the writer spent in the summer house.


The museum also hosts music, literature and cultural events as well as the international Thomas Mann festival.


Ticket prices:

Adults – 2,50 Eur
Pupils, students – 1 Eur
Groups over 10 people – 2 Eur

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