Joniškis Basketball Museum


Basketball Museum

Since 2009, a basketball museum has been open in Joniškis. In the well-equipped rooms of several halls, the history of basketball in Joniškis, Lithuania and the world is told in an inventive, visual, and educational way. The ceiling of the basketball court is perhaps the only one in the country to be decorated with the handprints of basketball players who have visited the museum. The museum is rich with photographs of the best basketball players in the country and the medals they won. The eye-catchers are the authentic autographed jerseys of Lithuanian basketball legends: Arvydas Sabonis, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Saulius Štombergas, Eurelijus Žukauskas, Artūras Karnišovas, Robertas Javtokas, and coaches: Antanas Sireika, Jonas Kazlauskas, Kęstutis Kemzūra, and the impressive sized shoes. Here you will also find the biggest well-known (No. 53!) sport’s shoe that belonged to Grigorij Khizhnyak, who from 2000 to 2002 played in the Kaunas’ Žalgiris in the centre position, Michael Jordan’s autograph and many other interesting things. A large collection of publications on basketball is gathered here. After visiting the Joniškis basketball museum you will know more about the most loved sport in Lithuania, have a great time, and meet the walking encyclopaedia Leonas Karaliūnas, who will tell you many engaging stories about basketball and its stars.

GPS:56.242625, 23.615845

3 Livonijos St, Joniškis

+370 612 89 986

(Pre-registration is obligatory)