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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: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
137 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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160 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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62 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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