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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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Worth the stop and a highlight of my Baikal trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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180 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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55 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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541 reviews 541 reviews
226 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 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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142 helpful votes 142 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

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

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