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Address: Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
Phone Number: (3952) 727-683
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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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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 71 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 116 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 86 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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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
Phone Number: (3952) 727-683
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Siberian District  >  Irkutsk Oblast

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