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Address: L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 346 47392
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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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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum is like a time mashine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Authentic buildings from various portions of the country brought in and erected in various sections of a nice park.

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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was one of the first places I visited upon arrival to Lithuania and many more times hence (since I live here). The museum is a full day -- endlessly fascinating as you visit, touch, see, hear and smell the roots of our country. Vilnius may host the grandiose rulers' palace. However, Rumšiškės shows you were the common Lithuanian originated.... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is the best way to spend a day outside with all family. It'a a huge area full of Lithuanian heritage. If you get hungry - visit "karcema" - here you find a big variety of lithuanian national dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful countryside place to have a long walk with or without guide. It's like a village spread in the fields and woods representing all ethnical regions of old Lithuania. Absolute must to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing open air museum just of the motorway to Vilnius in the village called Rumsiskes. You can drive, or take bus. Vast place, in beautiful location. Buildings brought original from all 4 ethnographical areas of Lithuania Aukstaitija, Suvalkija, Zemaitija and Suvalkija. Its fascinating museum where you can see how lithuanians lived long time ago. Worth a a trip from Vilnius... More 

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Vilnius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This museum is great and cosy place to spend time in open air reviewing old time lithuanian living habits - houses, household accessories, etc. It is worth to visit it.

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Address: L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 346 47392
Location: Europe  >  Lithuania  >  Kaunas County  >  Kaunas
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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