What happens with flax until it reaches a loom


Duration: 1-1.5 hour
For: younger and middle-aged pupils and families
Place: similar to an authentic nineteenth-century Lithuanian peasant house
Moderator: head of educations E. Petrauskaitė and ethnographer R. Jotautienė
Location: the Museum of Prienai Region, 13 F. Martišiaus St, Prienai

Visiting daysa visit can be prearranged by calling +370 656 37554

Minimum number of participants: 10

Fee: 2 euro for children, pupils and students; 3 euros for adults

Programme participants will be introduced to the benefits of flax and see what has to be done to turn this outdoor plant into an elegant figured cloth (participants will be invited to try doing some of these activities themselves). In addition, the practical use of flax and its importance in customs and rituals will be discussed.


Flax hides, flax dresses people up, flax plays cupid and arranges weddings



Sowing, pulling-up, threshing, treading, swingling, teasing, spinning, and weaving – all this has to be done to turn this outdoor plant into an elegant figured cloth


The museum is closed during the following holidays:


• January 1st. – New Year

• February 16th – Lithuanian State Restoration Day
• March 11th. – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania
• St. Easter (Sunday and Monday).
• May 1st. – International Labour Day
• Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May
• The first Sunday in June – Father’s Day
• June 24th. – St. John’s Day (Dew and Midsummer’s Day)
• July 6th – Statehood Day (Coronation of King Mindaugas)
• August 15th. – Assumption day (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
• November 1st. – All Saints Day
• December 24th. – Christmas Eve
• December 25 – 26. Christmas


Day before public holidays, the museum closes 1 hour earlier.