Writer Thomas Mann Memorial Museum

Rašytojo Thomo Manno memorialinis muziejus
Writer Thomas Mann Memorial Museum visitneringa.com

Skruzdynės st. 17, Nida

Working hours:
Birželio 1 d. – rugsėjo 30 d.
I–VII 10:00–18:00
October 1 - 31 May
II–VI 10:00–17:00
During the summer season from June 1st. until September 15. also works on public holidays.

Ticket prices:
For an adult- 2,50 EUR
For a pupil, a student- 1,00 eur
For groups over 10 people - 2.00 EUR
+370 469 52260

Writer Thomas Mann Memorial Museum is one of the most popular museums in the west of Lithuania.
According to the writer Thomas Mann, he and his wife Katia were ‘seized by the indescribable peculiarity and beauty of nature, and the fantastic world of shifting dunes’ on their first visit to Nida in the summer of 1929, and they quickly made up their minds to ‘build a permanent residence’ here.
A summer house based on a design by Herbert Reissmann, an architect from Klaipėda, was built on Mother-in-Law Hill in Nida in 1930, where Mann spent three summers with his family (1930 to 1932). In 1939, the summer house was nationalised and converted into a hunting lodge called Elk Wood. It suffered severe damage after the war.The house was repaired in the 1950s on the initiative of Antanas Venclova, the chairman of the Lithuanian Writer’s Union. It served as accommodation for professionals arriving to work in Neringa and in 1965, it was taken over by the municipal library of Klaipėda
Following the remaining blueprints from H. Reissmann and memories of Elisabeth Mann, the daughter of Thomas Mann, the house was renovated again in 1995 and 1996 with the goal to recapture the original authentic environment.
Muziejaus svetainėje vyksta kamerinės muzikos koncertai, literatūriniai vakarai, Thomo Manno kultūros centro organizuojami tarptautiniai susitikimai, Thomo Manno festivalio renginiai.