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Taltsy Museum

Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
+7 395 272-76-83
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Well worth visiting

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here on our way back to Irkutsk from Listvyanka. It's... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Fascinating insights into early settlement

My husband, I and our English speaking guide enjoyed a couple of hours wondering between the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Chris M
Canberra, Australia
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A collection of traditional Siberian buildings dating from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
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“open air” (2 reviews)
“en route” (2 reviews)
“lake baikal” (5 reviews)
Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
+7 395 272-76-83
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here on our way back to Irkutsk from Listvyanka. It's about 15 minutes by minibus but ask the driver to let you know where to get off as it is a request stop. The museum is a...More

Thank HappyFamily0f3
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband, I and our English speaking guide enjoyed a couple of hours wondering between the reconstructed homes, a church and government buildings, including a court house and school. We learnt a lot about early settlement in the 17th and 18th century in this province....More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Taltsey Museum of open air authentic 17-19 century wooden architecture is situated between Listvyanka and Irkutsk city. Has an extensive collection of buildings including a Kremlin (Fortress), Church, various farm houses, school etc etc. Fascinating insight into old Russian / Siberian rurul life of...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This small village of wooden structures is unique. Take a guide to explain the history. It is pretty amazing and peaceful here. We were there on a Sunday and food was available along with local crafters selling their wares. The rest rooms were not nice...More

Thank Sandi0615
Reviewed 31 July 2016

An interesting diversion from Lake Baikal en route to Irkutsk. Visited on a Sunday so it was largely visited by local tourists which made it feel even more authentic. Lovely woodland setting with lake views, interesting houses of the region, and a number of artisans...More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I highly recommend visiting this open air museum. Unfortunately the best way to visit it is by car, not by public transportation. The museum was opened in 1960s when the large areas along the Angara river were to be flooded due to the construction of...More

Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Nice museum were you are taken on a journey through time in which the housing of the native people are shown. Most of the buildings are accessible and the staff is dressed in traditional clothing.

Thank D.M. d
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The large open site contains a selection of buildings ranging from the Bucket wooden gers through to the early 20th century. The whole steadings have been faithfully recreated both inside and out. A wonderful demonstration of the pioneer communities of Siberia. We could have spent...More

Thank Abbotsham
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great museum of many old buildings and many with the inside as was in the day they were lived in. With a good guide, this not only a tour of buildings but Russian history as well.

Thank Amen9
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Though the snow was deep and walking through the snow was a bit challenging, the museum was very interesting. We learned a lot about this village, and got some beautiful photos of these wooden buildings. They also had a good number of activities for families...More

Thank Nancy C
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