I–IV, VII cash register 11.00 – 21.00, restaurant 11.00 – 22.00
V–VI cash register 11.00 – 22.00, restaurant 11.00 – 23.00
Adult 7-9 EUR, schoolchild, disabled 4 EUR, child under 5 free
The Vilnius Television Tower is the tallest building in Lithuania at 326.5 metres high, and is an immediately recognisable fixture on the cityscape.
Located in the in Vilnius’ Northeastern microdistrict of Karoliniškės, the Television Tower played host to the January Events; events that took place in January 1991 as Lithuania fought for its independence from the Soviet Union.
During the affair, 14 unarmed Lithuanian civilians were killed, while another 700 were injured as Soviet troops seized the tower. A small museum dedicated to them is on the ground floor and crosses in their memory are by the main entrance.
Today, visitors can go up to a revolving circular observation platform, which on clear days, provides spectacular views across the whole city as well as Elektrėnai – a city 25 miles west, which powered much of Vilnius’ electricity during the Soviet days.
Museum open on public holidays, except 1 November and the last week of January.