For more than 20 years, the Cats Museum has been putting Šiauliai city on the map around the world. The museum was founded in 1990 by the naturalist Vanda Kavaliauskienė (1923-2011). Her abundant collection of the most various cats, which even could not be accommodated at home any longer, was brought here. Now, the exposition collected by Mrs Vanda is a unique museum of this kind in all the Baltic states. Here one can see cat statues, pictures, postcards, postage stamps, dishes, toys, drawings, books, even read poems about cats. The exhibits came to the museum from all over the world: England, the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cuba, African countries, and, of course, Lithuania… The museum is home to three cute live cats fondly welcoming all visitors of the museum.
The museum is also neighboured by a wildlife garden – the home to various exotic animals. Here visitors can see the python, king ratsnake, Amur rat snake, corn snake, Taiwanese beauty rat snake, lizards, crocodiles, even a cute little monkey. Two different expositions greatly complement each other: thousands of cats can infatuate, so the direct contact with other animals helps to recover from dizziness.