We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Taltsy Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: (3952) 727-683

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Lake Baikal Day Tour - Listvyanka
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 167 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
Wonderful slice of history

This small village of wooden structures is unique. Take a guide to explain the history. It is pretty amazing and peaceful here. We were there on a Sunday and food was available... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 23: English reviews
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
338 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small village of wooden structures is unique. Take a guide to explain the history. It is pretty amazing and peaceful here. We were there on a Sunday and food was available along with local crafters selling their wares. The rest rooms were not nice so beware about that. There were musicians performing in several of the houses too.

Thank Sandi0615
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

An interesting diversion from Lake Baikal en route to Irkutsk. Visited on a Sunday so it was largely visited by local tourists which made it feel even more authentic. Lovely woodland setting with lake views, interesting houses of the region, and a number of artisans making local, mainly wooden, products. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Fiona H
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
1,739 reviews
1,238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,591 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I highly recommend visiting this open air museum. Unfortunately the best way to visit it is by car, not by public transportation. The museum was opened in 1960s when the large areas along the Angara river were to be flooded due to the construction of the Irkutsk and other dams. So the wooden buildings (both religious and secular) were transported... More 

Thank alexey2612
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice museum were you are taken on a journey through time in which the housing of the native people are shown. Most of the buildings are accessible and the staff is dressed in traditional clothing.

Thank D.M. d
Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The large open site contains a selection of buildings ranging from the Bucket wooden gers through to the early 20th century. The whole steadings have been faithfully recreated both inside and out. A wonderful demonstration of the pioneer communities of Siberia. We could have spent a whole day wandering around.

Thank Abbotsham
Granada Nicaragua
Level Contributor
280 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Great museum of many old buildings and many with the inside as was in the day they were lived in. With a good guide, this not only a tour of buildings but Russian history as well.

Thank Amen9
Level Contributor
108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Though the snow was deep and walking through the snow was a bit challenging, the museum was very interesting. We learned a lot about this village, and got some beautiful photos of these wooden buildings. They also had a good number of activities for families and kids to make it a wonderful family outing.

Thank Nancy C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We got here from an astoundingly scenic drive from Irkutsk, through birch trees and pine trees and birch trees for just over an hour. We visited the Russian and Buryat parts, which were really interesting and in some we could visit the inside of the historic buildings. In one of the villages there are stone stairs going downstairs to a... More 

2 Thank howardcnz
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
144 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Open air museums of transplanted buildings can be found in many places around the world. Few are as lovely as this one. The position on the edge of the lake helps of course but the careful restorations are genuinely evocative. My favourite was probably the school house where you do feel that the class will be coming back in at... More 

Thank Robert E
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The Museum is a replica of a village from 1800. Could have just been the time we went there but not many of the buildings were open to look inside - we visited in September 15. Probably a better attractions to visit on weekends when hopefully more things would be open.

Thank petticoat701

Travelers who viewed Taltsy Museum also viewed

Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast
Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast
Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast

Been to Taltsy Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Taltsy Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Taltsy Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?