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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
Description: 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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Good place, lack of signs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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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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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 41 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!

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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 

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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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

True quality. One of the best places to go in the entire country. Spend the whole day, and buy those tickets that let you enter with a car. Particularly if you are visiting with small children, because the museum is spread out over a large area. This museum deserves more visitors. For more information and pictures: http://destinationlithuania.blogspot.no/2015/07/the-best-place-to-visit-while-in-kaunas.html

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Scotter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Grab your friends and family, and go here. It is wonderful on a sunny day. Great for history lovers. Plenty of space to walk around. There are places for a family picnic as well. I'd offer to go here on a boat on Sunday morning. The boat leaves every summer Sunday at 11 a.m. near the Pazaislis monastery, from Kaunas... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice place for all family. For a walk and to learn interesting details about authentic lithuanian culture, food, crafts and so on. You can travel to this museum by boat from Pažaislis monastery and to see beautiful Kauno Marios regional park.

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