The Adelaide Lithuanian Museum is located inside Lithuanian House in Norwood which was built by members of the Lithuanian community in South Australia in the 1950s.
The museum holds many examples of artifacts, photographs, newspapers and ephemera relating to Lithuanian culture that will allow future generations to rediscover their Lithuanian roots. The displays include military insignia, currency, amber, costumes, stamps and craft as well as art works by Lithuanian artists in Australia. The first curator was Jonas Vanagas, who like the majority of Lithuanian migrants in South Australia, arrived post WWII unable to return to his then occupied homeland. Jonas had settled in Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, where he singlehandedly gathered exhibits and organised an historical museum, now the Lobethal Archives and Historical Museum. He was approached by the Lithuanian community to establish a museum. As early as 1961, the Adelaide Community Council appealed to the community for historical items relating to Lithuania, and Jonas also collecting printed material and clippings from Australian newspapers that made mention of Lithuania. By 1967 enough material had been collected to conduct the official opening. On January 28 1967, Juozas Bačiunas, President of the World Lithuanian Association cut the ribbon and declared the museum at Lithuanian House officially open.
A traditional Lithuanian lunch is served on Sundays from 12 noon at Lithuanian House.