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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
+370 346 47392
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a unique experience. Authentic lovely people with lovely traditions. It was one of our trips highlights . I would suggest this place to anyone visiting lithuania. If there is an event happening while you are there even better!!

Thank yiotsot
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really interesting selection of buildings, grouped into typical communities, many occupied by costumed guides. We were with our own English-speaking guide who could translate from Lithuanian, so not sure if many of them spoke English. Unless you have a lot of time, it's best to...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that you must visit in Lithuania. Every tourist in Lithuania has to see it. Architectural exhibits from the whole territory of Lithuania

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is magical. Beautiful nature old houses you can feel the atmosphère of the past and see the old small houses of wood in the forest and nature.

Thank Sandra A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for visit alone or with friends and family. So much impressions. Possible to see how in 17th-18th century lived Lithuanian farmers. What kind of buildings they build and used for. What instruments and things helped to live. Everything authentic and real. Nothing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really love this place! You can found wonderful past (folk) of Lithuania here. For sure during the summer you can found more activities and bildings are opened, but my visit was in middle of winter but still very happy, plus its very cheap!

Thank Rokas N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always, the best place to visit when in this part of Lithuania. If the weather is good, this is museum provides a unique experience. It is nothing quite like it, and it is well worth the detour. But bring cash, and if you are...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need good shoes, but a beautiful please to visit.take water with you and get a map it’s so large you can get lost.

Thank Lynda J
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I agree with other reviewers that signage to the museum is poor. Access is easy but you still need signs. The site is huge and you can pay more and explore by car. This would be useful for those who dont want or cant walk...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is a huge museum will many old buildings from different parts of Lithuania moved here. See the 19th century farm houses from the different regions. Then visit the town to see a more urban environment. You can go inside the buildings and see how...More

Thank Robert D
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tflorencita
November 29, 2015|
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Response from Openairmuseum | Property representative |
Hi! I would recommend to visit the museum in winter time - at the celebration of Shrove Tuesday on February 6, 2016. People in masks going on the spree, baking pancakes, making hotchpotch, dancing, singing and playing games... More
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Debra B
January 15, 2015|
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Response from clivegb | Reviewed this property |
When I was last in Lithuania I visited Trakai and there was a large craft fair there on the island where the castle is situated. I am sure a visit to such a craft fair (or the permanent shops on the lakefront) will be... More
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