Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

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Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and many more Kaunas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kaunas online trip itinerary planner .
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  • In between Vilnius and Kaunas is an open-air museum of Rumšiškės. It is a recreation of towns of the pre-industrial Lithuania. Rumšiškės is a huge place and is divided into several areas. Ethnographic...  more »
  • Absolutely worth seeing and very well maintained open-air museum with church, windmill, school, many farms but also a pretty village square with commercial shops. I am sure that the historic hive in an old tree trunk will be remembered. Small things, such as the fact that you can describe a postcard with ink and pen and send it home, also contribute a lot to a successful excursion.
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