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Taltsy Museum

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Address: Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
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A collection of traditional Siberian buildings dating from the 15th to the...

A collection of traditional Siberian buildings dating from the 15th to the 17th centuries.

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Fascinating insights into early settlement

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... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Chris M
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 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. Building houses high to avoid the chilled winter soils, close fitting the wood, using moss... More 

Thank Chris M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 the 17-19 centuries. All buildings can be entered and are fully furnished with what appear... More 

Thank MartinBaxter58
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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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 so beware about that. There were musicians performing in several of the houses too.

Thank Sandi0615
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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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 making local, mainly wooden, products. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Fiona H
Moscow, Russia
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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 the Irkutsk and other dams. So the wooden buildings (both religious and secular) were transported... More 

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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.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 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 a whole day wandering around.

Thank Abbotsham
Granada Nicaragua
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Reviewed 8 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
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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 and kids to make it a wonderful family outing.

Thank Nancy C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

We got here from an astoundingly scenic drive from Irkutsk, through birch trees and pine trees and birch trees for just over an hour. We visited the Russian and Buryat parts, which were really interesting and in some we could visit the inside of the historic buildings. In one of the villages there are stone stairs going downstairs to a... More 

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