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Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Volkonskogo ul., d. 10, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
(3952) 292195
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Ranked #5 of 86 Attractions in Irkutsk
Type: Museums
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Huntington Beach, California
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357 reviews 357 reviews
100 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tour took about an hour and we learned a lot about the era of the Decembrists. Our English speaking Russian tour guide took the extra time to make certain that we understood everything.

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Orem, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Glad we had the time to take a look at the spirit of freedom that thrives in man. This home and display is well worth your time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Very interesting museum. Extremely well presented and obviously cherished by the staff. We were there on 29th Sept. a Sunday no one else was there. A few really funky effects like shadows of people going up the stairs. Mostly russian information with a few English ones. It helps to so some pre reading to get the best out of this... More

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Irkutsk
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you like history, and especially enjoy hearing about how people lived, this is a great museum. It isn't too large, so it is easy to do in a few hours.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Cozy house displaying the stuff of wives of the Decembrists. English descriptions are available and staff there will show you around too.

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Lyon, France
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

In general, nothing to see inside. Good place for Russian history lovers. Beautiful area, trees, birds. Too much snow in front of the house. Impossible to park motorcycles.

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Leigh on Sea England
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I visited on 30 Oct - hardly another visitor there but the guides made me feel very welcome and although they spoke no English were willing to help as best they could - as someone interested in The Decembrists and in particular Maria Volkonskaya it was a great little visit

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Tallinn, Estonia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

You have to visit it, if you are already in Irkutsk. The decabrists had such a big influence on the town and this museum gives a nice overview about the life of one of their leaders. The ladies in the museum are very nice and helpful, you need to know Russian in order to communicate with them. The information is... More

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South West Scotland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Lovely house with a wealth of information about the Decembrist's and their revolt of 26th December 1825. Good value at 200 roubles. Closed Monday's (the sister museum Trubetskoy nearby on Dzerzhinskogo Street is closed Tues/Wed).

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Sydney, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is definitely worth a look and has a very interesting history. The house and contents are well preserved and displayed well. You will have to pay extra for a English speaking guide.

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