The mission of the Museum is to nurture perceptive and knowledgeable residents of the city.
The purpose of the Museum is to research and present various aspects of life in Vilnius in an up-to-date way, and to collect artefacts relating to the city’s history.
The values of the Museum are openness, collaboration, professionalism, constant improvement, respect, responsiveness and creativity.
To the Museum, the city is its natural landscape, from the flora and fauna to the air and its running waters. The city is a human creation, the sum of its buildings and public spaces, and all its architectural, urban and engineering features. The city is its culture, the languages that are spoken on its streets, its religions, its nationalities, and glimpses of its everyday life.