We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 346 47392
Improve this listing
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Private Open-Air Folk Life Museum of Rumsiskes...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 102 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
  • 2
  • 0
Perfect place for a walk any time of a year

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Delfina Z
Kaunas, Lithuania
Add Photo Write a Review

102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kaunas, Lithuania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Delfina Z
Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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 

2 Thank Rasa L
Level Contributor
65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

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

1 Thank DrShahbaz
Level Contributor
111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

2 Thank Etosha
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Vaten
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
108 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Thank ALM913
Vilnius, Lithuania
Level Contributor
173 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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
Level Contributor
69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank Todd W
Kaunas, Lithuania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Travelers who viewed Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum also viewed

Kaunas, Kaunas County
Kaunas, Kaunas County
Kaunas, Kaunas County
Kaunas, Kaunas County

Been to Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?