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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...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum is off the beaten track and is designed primarily for local tourists, but it's an enjoyable place if you like outdoor museums. It's spread over a vast area and the non-local visitor could choose the central section and one or two regions without losing the flavour of the place. We parked outside and walked in, which we... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We went on a pleasantly sunny Thursday afternoon in September. Having read others' views we expected to have an interesting time. The start was unfortunate in that we were overcharged for entry (my wife is disabled and so should have had free entry with her companion (me)). The lady at the desk was probably ignorant of this concession and did... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As in other parts of Lithuania, the lack of signs makes some problems to find the place and to travel inside. The park is big, you have to go about 2-3 km inside to make all the way. Don't go without plan which you can buy for 0.5€ in the entrance. It's good attraction for children - you can run,... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We only had about two hours here but a longer time should be allotted to it. You drive your car from area to area. I would start with the town square. It really give you a feel of this area in the late 1800's.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is excellent for those who love walking and spending time outdoors. All four regions of Lithuania, Zemaitija, Suvalkija, Aukstaitija and Dzukija are represented here. Original houses are brought from those regions and rebuilt in the museum. Great place for family fun!

Thank Liu S
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went with a group to Europe's largest open-air museum in Rumsiskes, which highlights the lifestyles and folklore in Lithuania's 4 regions. The grounds are vast - if you are a hiker you might want to spend a full day here walking through kilometers of green forests and re-created villages. We ended up at a central square with buildings depicting... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visit Rumsiskes Open Air museum with kids and we transported to the old times of Lithuanian. There are old ethnographic Lithuanian villages in one place. Starting from Zemaitija, Suvalkija, Aukstaitija and Dzukija. Authentic houses straw roofs, barns, gardens and yards. In the middle of the village you find town square, old school, stores, little restaurant. My kids loved the... More 

Thank Jurate C
Kaunas County, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A nice place to visit during some festivals, like Madri Gras, or with groups, friends. We visit with a bunch of friends and we had fun. But to walk alone its little annoying. Long distances between objects and not lots of things to see on the road.

Thank Saule L
Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you visiting Lithuania, you should visit Rumšiškės museum too, it's a great open air museum, that shows Lithuanian history and brings you 100 years back, to show how people were living in 19th -20th centuries, how their houses were build, and how they worked.. There is a old type town hall with restaurant, shoppes, school and other. It also... More 

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