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Taltsy Museum

Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
(3952) 727-683
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Description: A collection of traditional Siberian buildings dating from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
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Park City, Utah
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Denham, United Kingdom
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352 reviews 352 reviews
151 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This wooden museum seemed just that - flat, stilted - doubt these are original buildings - felt fake - made-up - was with friend, tour guide and tour driver going from Irkutsk to Lake Baikal and glad we didn't spend much time there - seemed like kind of a tourist trap - with all the absolutely authentic beautiful fascinating landmarks... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Whilst at Lake Baikal we had the chance to visit the Taltsy Museum. It was overcast, then wet when we arrived but we enjoyed every minute. The recreated buildings and artifacts (old toys, a huge gun in the watchtower, the school room with old desks and an ancient globe etc) all well worth a look.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

To see how people used to live in Siberia, you can see this place. It focuses on Russians not on indigenious people. A guide shall better tell you what is what, or it is only wooden buildings.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Really a lot of historical buildings gathered there. In good condition

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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This lakeside museum is filled with buildings from various eras and ethnic groups. Many buildings moved out of the path of flooding caused by a hydro dam. You wander through the woods and enter the clusters of buildings. Good signs in English. Some high quality souvenir shops and a tea house and restaurant. Saw some amazingly clever ways to make... More

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