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THE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF LITHUANIA

 

The Open-Air Museum of Lithuania is located near Kaunas. It is one of the largest (195 ha) and having the most exhibits (91,420) among ethnographic open-air museums in Europe. The museum reflects the mode of life, work and traditions of peasants and townspeople of all Lithuanian ethnographic areas from the end of the 18th century till the first half of the 20th century. There are fragments of 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 an oil-mill. 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.