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Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Volkonskogo ul., d. 10, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
+7 395 229-21-95
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From the beginning of the 19th century, Irkutsk became the place where a lot of Russian officers... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017

The great littel museum offers insigt in the (in the West) little known Decabrist movement. Very... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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Volkonskogo ul., d. 10, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
+7 395 229-21-95
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

From the beginning of the 19th century, Irkutsk became the place where a lot of Russian officers and nobles were exiled, for taking part in December uprising (called Decembrists). Those people were senior Russian military officers that were influenced by liberal French policies in Paris.They...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The great littel museum offers insigt in the (in the West) little known Decabrist movement. Very nicely presented. We were blessed with a littel concert - great music, great staging, great champanskoje..

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

In 1825, after the death of Alexander I, aristocratic army officers staged a poorly planned and inevitably failed coup. The next Tsar, Nicholas I, sent the leaders to Irkutsk in Siberia. There Maria Volkonsky, wife of one of the leaders of the so-called Decembrists, decided...More

1  Thank Har45
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Travelers who have read Maria Volkonsky's Princess of Siberia will enjoy visiting this museum. Maria followed her husband to Siberia as an exile too. The book and a visit to this house bring history to life.

3  Thank FlutistCPA
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visited this place with local guide. Everything was well preserved and could see the Young Volkonsky and his wife. During December uprising in 1825 in Russia young military offices were arrested and some were exiled to Siberia for 30 years. Tour guide explained us the...More

1  Thank 359kwangnamk
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth the walk. The house is really well laid out and you can walk through and get a real sense of the time and place, They have cards in English if you need them and these explain the people and the exhibits....More

1  Thank 19flights
Reviewed 17 November 2016

our guide was very and explained everything to us. without her i might rate this historic site just OK. here you will really understand the Siberian history

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nicely preserved house belonging to the Decembrists' after they were exiled to Siberia from Moscow for attempting to rise up and assassinate / remove the Russian Tsar. They were predominantly youngish but senior Russian military officers who after seeing liberal French policies in Paris (which...More

1  Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The staff is great, smart, interesting and informative. If you like history you must be here! This house is a culture heart of Irkutsk.

Thank Spike S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Exquisitely preserved house and belongings of the Russian 'Decembrists' who lead the revolt against and emperor and were exiled to Irkutsk. They created an intellectual society with the support of brave women who followed the Russian noblemen to exile in Siberia

1  Thank Vesna S
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Christina F
5 September 2015|
Response from Pottgirl |
The other one is the Trubetskoy house-museum, on ulitsa Dzerzhinskogo. I think you can buy the discount ticket at both venues.
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