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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
L. Lekaviciaus g. 2 | Rumsiskes, Kaunas LT-56337, Lithuania
+370 346 47392
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were positive surprised by this place. You will need the whole day and good fitness for a long walk if you would like to see all houses and villages in the exhibition. Warm recommendation!

Thank Lumir B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excelent idea is to visit an etnographic open air museum but not so good in this case. In order: If you park close by they charge you 2E and is likely you arrive with a car. This is new or at least suffered an...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

They making an amazing show for pancakes Tuesday. Everyone who is in Lithuania on that weekend MUST visit this open air museum.

Thank Simona A
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was on the idea of Plymouth Plantation, a peek into how people lived in the old days. This open-air museum was featured on the show The Amazing Race. Unlike Plymouth Plantation where you walk around and see the different things, here you drive from...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

With 18-19 century village architecture mostly from wood. Could be nice to rent a bike and cycle around because area is quite big.

Thank Marius J
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for people, who like countryside, folk type houses from different Lithuanian region.

Thank Tomas L
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A perfect place to visit on a nice day! Lovely to have a walk in this Open-air museum and find out more about Lithuania, its history and culture.

Thank Agnė T
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This place is totally magic. In half of the day you can feel all colours of Lithuania in the past century. Really educative place that makes you explore regional differences in housing, lifestyle, clothing of a small country that you would expect to be all...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lithuania through the ages in miniature, more a country park with traditional buildings, this is a great place to go walking while learning about the history of the country. Nothing really original in some respects but getting it all together, add some beautiful locations and...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's big. Plan for three to five hours. You might stay less than that, but plan to be there that long. Eat a good breakfast before you go. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk a lot (unless you go inside with a large tour...More

Thank A_Guy_in_Chicago
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Tell me, please, is it worth to visit the museum in winter? I´ve read a lot of nice feedbacks about summer visits but haven´t found any about the winter.
29 November 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
Debra B
Hello, my son, who lives in Vilnius, bought a small handmade stitched banner that said, "Lietuva" to give to me as a Christmas present. He visited your museum at Rumsiskes last fall and purchased it in one your buildings from a woman who had made it. It was lovely, and since my grandparents were born in Lithuania, I was very happy to receive it. Unfortunately, I have either lost or misplaced it. I feel very sad about this, so I was wondering if I could purchase another one. Please let me know if it would be possible to purchase another handmade banner. Thank you very much. Best regards, Debra Blute
16 January 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