The majority of Lithuanians in South Australia arrived post WWII unable to return to their then occupied homeland. Numerous cultural groups were rapidly established, such as; national dancing, Lithuanian language school, choir, church, scouts, sports club and community house.
Jonas Vanagas, after establishing the Lobethal Museum, was approached by the Lithuanian community to establish a museum. It was officially opened in 1967.
Located within the Lithuanian House, the museum holds many examples of artifacts and photographs relating to Lithuanian culture. Displays of military insignia, currency, amber, costumes, stamps and craft are on display. Art works by Lithuanian artists in Australia are displayed.
A collection of material from the Adelaide community is being preserved, that will allow future generations to rediscover their Lithuanian roots. The Archives contains photographs, newspapers and ephemera from the local community.
Traditional Lithuanian lunch served on Sundays from 12 noon