Vilnius

Open Air Museum of Lithuania

The original village of Rumšiškės vanished under water in 1958 to make way for the vast Kaunas Sea (Kauno Marios), an event that brought about the construction in 1966 of this open-air museum, one of Europe’s largest. Set amidst 195 hectares of rolling hills and forest, the museum has been laid out to represent Lithuania’s ethnographic regions by way of placing traditional village homes and agricultural buildings along a 7km route, many of which operate during spring and summer with a host of activities including the baking of bread, the wearing of traditional costumes, pottery workshops and other old-fashioned pursuits. At its centre is a traditional town with a marketplace, complete with original paving stones, a church, an inn and homes that would have belonged to merchants or craftsmen.
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Exposition open 10:00 - 18:00 (May 1 - October 15). Park open 10:00 - 17:00 (April), 18:00 - 20:00 (May 1 - September 30), 10:00 - 16:00 (October 16 - March 31).

Price/Additional Info

Admission €6/3.

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