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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum
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Private 6-Hour Tour to the Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum from Vilnius
Ranked #7 of 87 things to do in Kaunas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Loved the scenery, the open-ness and the cultural history which we were able to see in the buildings, the guide's presentation was very well informed and we enjoyed a workshop on creating birds & traditional spring objects from grasses.

Visited March 2013
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“great place. get to know with old Lithuania.”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This is awesome place - quite big open - air Museum.
You just have to choose good weather and enjoy all day in Rumsiskes.
It is worth visiting - authentic old woden houses, with fully authentic items used in old mode of life.

Thank Robert T
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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting place to look closer to Lithuanian old mode of life”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

The best to visit this place on occasions - Joninės in June, Žolinės in August and etc. You will find there different atractions of ancients lithuanians, national games, meals, trades, but also interesting to visit our "grandma homes" depends on regions of Lithuania. If you are interested in Lithuania history go there. Also on weekend is possibility to choose ship tour to Rumšiškės. http://www.llbm.lt/eng/

Visited June 2012
2 Thank Renata S
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Brno, Czech Republic
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice place to celebrate local events”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I personally believe that this museum makes point visiting only during traditional celebrations, mostly during Mardi Grass as then they organise some workshops and makes people acquinted with old living style. Area is well looked after and it is very relaxing to walk there and experience various celebrations.

Visited February 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic place”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Love the park and the authenticity of the houses. We took the option to pay 50lt and drive our own car in the park which was great.

Visited July 2012
Thank tmigot
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