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The open-air ethnographic museum, known as Rumsiskes, is a collection of homes and other buildings salvaged from around the country. The museum, covering nearly 176 hectares (435 acres), hopes to make Lithuanians and foreigners alike aware of what life and work was like in Lithuania nearly a century ago... The museum hosts numerous festivals, complete with everything from horse-ploughing competitions to crafts markets, mostly during the summer season. Shrove Tuesday, Jonines(June 23-24) and Zoline (August 15) are two of the best days to visit the park for a festive outing. Craftsmen and artisans, often dressed in traditional costume, can be seen at work throughout the park during these holiday weekends.

Opening times
29 March ? 1 May: Friday 12?16.
Saturday, Sunday 10?18.
1 May ? 31 October: Tuesday ? Sunday 10?18.

Address: 6 S. Neries St, Rumsiskes
Directions: Getting There
By car Take the A1 towards Vilnius. About 20km east of Kaunas is the turn-off for Rumsiskes.

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  • Written Jun 25, 2005
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