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Paneriai Memorial Information Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

+370 5 212 0112
Agrastų g. 15

II–IV 9.00 – 17.00
V 9.00 – 16.00
VII 9.00 – 17.00
10-04 by advance arrangement

admission is free

Paneriai Memorial Information Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

In 1941–1944 almost 50,000-70,000 people, of whom majority were Jews from Vilnius, were killed. The exposition in the information center includes basic information about mass murder in Paneriai,  archival photos, maps, information about latest archeological, geophysical surveys in the memorial, and other documentary information. A memorial to the Paneriai victims (constructed in 1985) includes 9 monuments to Jews, Poles, Lithuanians, Soviet war prisoners and Roma.

The museum is a part of the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum.

How to get there

The village next to the Memorial Site of Paneriai is called Aukštieji Paneriai. You can reach it by car or public transport (train or bus).

By Bus
To reach Aukštieji Paneriai by bus you have to leave the city with a Trolleybus (electric). Exit at the last stopŽemieji Paneriai and take a bus until the stop Aukštieji Paneriai.

Following Trolleybuses go from City Centre to Žemieji Paneriai:
4 Antakalnis–Žemieji Paneriai.
6 Žirmūnai–Kalvarijų g.–J. Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji Paneriai.
12 Žirmūnai–Šeimyniškių g.–J. Basanavičiaus g.–Žemieji Paneriai.

Following buses go from Žemieji Paneriai to Aukštieji Paneriai:
8 Žemieji Paneriai–Aukštieji Paneriai–Vaidotai.
20 Žemieji Paneriai–Mūrinė Vokė–Elektrinė–Lazdynai.
51 Žemieji Paneriai–Trakų Vokė–Daniliškės.
For a schedule please visit:

Get off at the bus stop Aukštieji Paneriai 20 and 51 and go straight ahead to the pedestrian bridge over the railway. Then you have to go by foot same way as described above. From Vilija 8 you have to cross the big road and then walk down Vilijos str. which ends at the pedestrian bridge.

By Train
To reach Paneriai from Vilnius by train. You can find the train schedule on There is a connection almost every hour. Paneriai is the first stop after 10 min. Turn right and go about 1 km straight ahead along the road (Agrastų str.) – You will reach the Memorial.

By Car
You leave Vilnius via Švitrigailos str. Turn to A15/A3/ Dariaus ir Girėno str. E28/E85 (signs for E28/E15/E85/103/A3). Continue to follow A15/A3/E28/E85. Turn right at Eišiškių plentas. Take the exit towards Baltosios Vokės str. Turn right at Baltosios Vokės str. Turn left at Agrastų str. At the Memorial Site you will find a car park.
We give you the advice to use a GPS or an online rout planner (e.g. The address of the Memorial is Agrastų street 17, Paneriai. To go there by car will take you about 20–25 minutes (~15 km).

Museum  is closed on public holidays

See also