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Address: Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
Phone Number: (3952) 727-683
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A collection of traditional Siberian buildings dating from the 15th to...

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

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Live History in a Beautiful Setting

Open air museums of transplanted buildings can be found in many places around the world. Few are as lovely as this one. The position on the edge of the lake helps of course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert E
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open air museums of transplanted buildings can be found in many places around the world. Few are as lovely as this one. The position on the edge of the lake helps of course but the careful restorations are genuinely evocative. My favourite was probably the school house where you do feel that the class will be coming back in at... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The Museum is a replica of a village from 1800. Could have just been the time we went there but not many of the buildings were open to look inside - we visited in September 15. Probably a better attractions to visit on weekends when hopefully more things would be open.

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Mainz, Germany
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a wonderful place. It is well organized and very educational. The setting is beautiful. All things together give you an insight into the living at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. It hardly could be made better. Worth a visit, worth a detour, worth a day more. Plan for a day to visit... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Quite a beautiful place where ancient wooden buildings are collected from all over Zabaykalsky region and preserved in original state. We were there as part of pre-booked group and we had a guide. Lots of interesting stories about life of our ancestors. Souvenirs also available :) So on your way from Irkutsk to Baikal make sure you won't miss it

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I requested to our guide that we made a stop here and the group of us 3 explored the museum. The traditional huts and shelters were very interesting as was the water mill. We walked into several stunning tranquil lake views and saw some local fisherman across the water next to an old school Russian automobile. The souvenir stalls here... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you want to see how Siberians lived centuries ago, spend time at this amazing outdoor museum where old school rooms, homes, churches, farming equipment and more can be viewed as you move from one exhibit to the next. You will learn how they heated their homes in the bitter Siberian winter, how they preserved food, took saunas, and cared... More 

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Tisdale, SK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is an amazing little village that allows us a glimpse into what life was like many hundred years ago.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This open air museum was great fun. We spent about two hours looking around, which was not enough. The exhibits are fun to enter and see how Siberians lived (and still live). There is a restaurant on site which serves traditional Siberian fare.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's located outside of city (40 km away) on the way to Listvyanka village and Baikal. It consists of wooden buildings that were typical in the region few centuries ago. You can go inside some of the houses and see the interior of Russian "izba" and village school etc. There are exhibitions in some houses. There's a cafe on the... More 

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This open air museum is situated en route between Irkuts and Lake Baikal, a few kilometers before you get to the lake. It's absolutely worth the visit and is absolutely no "turist trap" but an attempt to preserve the old Siberian, Pre-Russian architecture. It gives you a picture how people used to live and survive in this wilderness. The old... More 

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