The aim of the first interactive Baltic culture promotion centre in Lithuania and Latvia “Balts’ Road” is to promote traveling and getting to know tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage of the Balts.
Here, the history, culture and lifestyle of the Balts, presented using modern technologies, copies of exhibits, educational activities, create opportunities to develop awareness of the Baltic heritage and its preservation.
You will find four interactive games in the spaces of “Balts’ Road”. The game “Balts’ profession”, based on biometric human data, allows to see oneself as a spinner, weaver, soldier, fisherman, etc. and to download such portrait by scanning the QR code. Another educational game “Get to know Balts’ items” introduces to household items used in the Baltic tribes. While various objects are falling, it is necessary to identify which of them belong to the Baltic period and topics and which do not. Players of the game collect points. The technology of the game “Travel to the everyday life of Balts” allows to move a person standing in front of the camera to a unique augmented reality environment chosen by the person himself/herself. The tourist can save the composed view with his/her image as a photo and download it after scanning the QR code.
Most of the space is left for the game-installation “Balts’ life”: on a specially prepared, touch-sensitive plane, projectors and sensors present the uniqueness of individual Balts’ tribes as well as general aspects of the Baltic way of life. It is a space filled with sounds and lights, which allows to get to know the culture and life of ancient Balts even better.
The centre is intended to promote visitors’ active participation, interest, cognition, and assimilation of information through senses: hearing, smelling, seeing, and touching. All information is provided in Lithuanian, Latvian and English.
The centre was designed following the universal design principles: there is an audio guide (on the topics of pottery, metalwork, weaving,contractuals), the names of the stands are given in Braille, there is a ramp for persons with reduced mobility or families with prams as well as a lift to get to the sanitary facilities.
The centre opened its doors to visitors in 2021.