The Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum was opened in 1979. The museum is located in the fortress tower of Friedrich Karl Don, which was built in 1853 and included in the inner ring of the Koenigsberg fortifications.
The decision to open the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad was made because more than 90% of the world's amber reserves are mined nearby - in the village of Amber (поселок Янтарный, poselok Jantarniy).
The museum exposition occupies three floors of the building (in 28 rooms) with a total area of about 1000 square meters. There you can see jewelry, sculpture and interior objects from amber. A significant part of the permanent exhibition of the museum is the work of contemporary artists (from Russia, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the USA, France, Japan). The museum's collection has about 16,000 exhibits.
Permanent expositions and all temporary exhibitions:
- Adults - 460 rubles;
- Students, cadets - 360 rubles;
- Schoolchildren - 260 rubles;
Ticket price for visiting the permanent exhibition (second floor, Amber House Hall, Gallery Hall):
- Adults - 300 rubles;
- Students, cadets - 220 rubles;
- Schoolchildren - 150 rubles.
There are also tickets for temporary exhibitions only.
The last Wednesday of each month is the day of preferential visits for persons who have reached retirement age. Price is 20 rubles. On other days, there are no age benefits.
The last Sunday of every month is a day of free admission for students and persons under 18 years.
There are some categories who can visit the museum for free (preschool children, disabled people etc.).
There are also family tickets. More information can be found on the official website (link to the official website will be below).
- October – April: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed on Monday
- May – September:10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Works every day.
Ticket offices close half an hour before museum closing time.
During the New Year and Christmas holidays the museum’s work schedule:
- December 31, 2019 - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 1, 2020 - from 12 a.m.to 7 p.m.
- From January 2 to January 8 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Before visiting, please check the information on the official website.
Amber Museum location
Exact address: 236016, Kaliningrad, pl. Marshal Vasilevsky, 1. (пл. Маршала Василевского, 1)
How to get to the museum:
- Trams: 5
- Buses: 9, 11, 19, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 37, 40, 44
- Minibuses: 64, 68, 74, 92