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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

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Address: L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 346 47392
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Open Air Museum of Lithuania is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha)...

Open Air Museum of Lithuania is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe. It has the biggest quantity of exhibits (90820 exhibits). The museum presents the mode of life, works, and traditions of peasants and townspeople of all Lithuanian ethnographic areas: Dzūkija, Aukštaitija, Suvalkija, Žemaitija and Lithuania Minor. It was established in 1966, in Rumšiškės on a picturesque coast of Kaunas Lagoon. There are fragments of the villages, authentic farms, century-old buildings with flower gardens, orchards and vegetable gardens, with crosses and wooden roofed poles, technical facilities - mills, forges, a fulling-mill and oil-mill lining along 7 km circular route, meandering between forests, meadows and hills. In the centre of the museum there is a fragment of a township with its typical buildings, where pots are shaped, amber and wood works are done and weaving process of linen is presented. The painful past of Lithuanian history is reminded in the sector of Deportation and Resistance. The guided tours, educational programs, calendar feasts, folk group concerts are being organized in the museum, horseback riding club.

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Rumsiskes open air museum offers along distance for a walk , to enjoy nature , old architecture , take horse trips , ride a bicycle , take sauna etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kaunas, Lithuania
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rumsiskes open air museum offers along distance for a walk , to enjoy nature , old architecture , take horse trips , ride a bicycle , take sauna etc.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to visit in summer. It takes a lot tame to see everything, but definitely worth it! Take some food with you;)

Thank Neringa P
Kaunas, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many times this museum, it's exhibision shows old Lithuanian farms from different regions of Lithuania, but when you visit one farm it's quite the same with another. And these farms are situated one from another in about 500 meters, so it's hard for eldery people to reach some of them, and for youngster it's not so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visiting Lithuania - one of the place - must to see. Historical buildings and hause's of Lithuania. Amassing park

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see the original houses from most parts of the country and furniture and tools used in the different regions. Also there is an original village with a lot of activity as handicrafts is going on. There are also restaurants in this village. This museum is worth a one to half days visit because it covers a large area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

better to visit in summer, lots of greenery and small ancient authentic houses with the interrior inside still intact, so educational and pleasant to visit, througout a year - activities

Thank Dali B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit in summer. Even nicer if you are on bike. Really comes alive during summer and winter festivals. You can stroll through Lithuanian heritage. Kinda feels like visiting amish comune. Great nature/culture/walking type of attraction, but would not recommend to bring children during cold weather.

Thank Kipras K
Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Rumšiškės Open-Air Museum displays the heritage of lithuanian rural life. It is divided into 5 demographic regions (the same as Lithuania). It is perfect for a walk with small children, teens or friends.

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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you love nature and long walks this place is exactly for you. The best time to visit is summer time. I live in Kaunas and I go there every year, only in different month of the summer, because each month you find different view on the nature and flowers. There are little gardens around ethnographic houses and if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a great day there in 2008 may. Its basically a huge open air museum/park depicting life in past. You can just walk on foot. There is a small stream which had ducks. You can BBQ. It's a perfect getaway from city life and spend whole day with family and friends

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