This particularly quirky museum started life as a private collection in the home of eccentric Lithuanian artist Antanas Žmuidzinavičius, who managed to collect around 260 devilish images and sculptures in his lifetime. After his death at the age of 90 in 1966, a memorial museum was created in his home and curious visitors started to donate other dark relics as gifts.
So many pieces of art had accumulated that by 1982 a new three storey extension was built to house them all. Today the museum is home to over 3,000 depictions of devils, which have been brought here from all over the world. They come from as diverse an array of cultures as the materials they are created from. There are wood and stone carvings, soft toys, paintings on silk and even twigs and pebbles that resemble the Dark Lord.
On the second floor is a massive woodcarving, which was donated to the museum after the owners started experiencing disaster after disaster. There is also a sculpture of Hitler and Stalin dancing around an area scattered with human remains. Some of the pieces depict local mythological demons and some of the tribal masks are creepy enough to send shivers down the spine.
The cost if you dare to enter is only around €2, just try to leave with your soul intact.
Open 11:00 – 17:00, Thu 11:00 – 19:00. Closed Mondays
Žmuidzinavičius Museum: 64 V. Putvinskio gatvė, Kaunas, 44211, Lithuania