The Memorial Complex of the Tuskulėnai Peace Park invites to book a survey tour and a documentary review.
- "Tuskulėnai Secret", 2009 (lasts for 30 minutes))
The documentary by Vytautas Damaševičius and Juozas Matonis presents the tragic history of Tuskulėnai in the midst of the 20th century and the fates of execution victims
- "Road to Eternity", 1996 (lasts for 50 minutes)
The documentary by Vytautas Urbanavičius shows archeological research carried out in the Tuskulėnai Peace Park territory in 1994 - 1996 and 2003 and identification of the remains of Bishop Vincentas Borisevičius.
In 2010, in the Memorial Complex of the Tuskulėnai Peace Park, you may book the following educational sessions:
- Change in the flag, national anthem and coat of arms in the history of Lithuanian statehood
The symbols of the Sate of Lithuania – coat of arms, flag and national anthem have age-long traditions. Some historical periods existed when with the loss of Lithuania’s independence the State symbols represented the aspirations of the nation for freedom, symbolized the national unity of the occupied land. Why those symbols reflecting the varying history of Lithuania’s statehood are so important to us? How did they change with the flow of ages? Answers to these and other questions you will receive while participating in educational sessions.
- Elimination of Lithuanian customs and traditions and obtrusion of Soviet holidays in 1940 - 1990
The Lithuanian national celebrations, previously and currently celebrated, may be subdivided into family, calendar and state. During an educational session, holidays that were celebrated secretly by the Lithuanian nation in the families and now are being celebrated in public will be discussed and compared with those that were thrust upon people for celebrating in the years of Soviet rule.
- Dullness of Soviet everyday life
During an educational session, you will hear about the ruining of traditional Lithuanian village by creating the system of collective farms. It will be attempted to show how the architecture of multi-flat houses got formed, to reveal the shortcomings in the Soviet sphere of services, specificities of spending leisure, and shortage of consumer goods.
- Hands that created and destroyed Tuskulėnai
This educational visit helps visitors learn about the history of Tuskulėnai Manor from the 16th century until the present day. Participants visit the key site of the memorial complex—the chapel-columbarium—where victims of Soviet repressions rest. Participants also learn about the history and architecture of Tuskulėnai Manor House, the servant quarters, the White Manor house (F. Walicki’s villa), St. Teresa’s chapel and park, as well as changes in the purpose of these structures over time. During the visit, practical assignments are presented in the form of questions and answers to test the knowledge acquired.
In 1944–1947, 767 persons were executed in the prison of Vilnius NKGB-MGB. The remains of the victims were secretly transported and buried in the territory of Tuskulėnai Manor. During this educational visit, participants learn the life stories of people who fell in disgrace in the eyes of Soviet repressive structures, become familiar with the biographies of the organisers and implementers of the executions, as well as the methods employed by Soviet repressive structures. Practical assignments are given using historical sources such as authentic photographs and archive documents.
During educational sessions, the participants will perform practical, interactive tasks.
You may book tours and film reviews at the administration of the Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park:
by phone +370 (5) 275 12 23, +370 (5) 275 25 47 and