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Address: Baykalsky highway | 47 km from Irkutsk, 664003, Russia
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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.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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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.

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Granada Nicaragua
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a wonderful place. It is well organized and very educational. The setting is beautiful. All things together give you an insight into the living at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. It hardly could be made better. Worth a visit, worth a detour, worth a day more. Plan for a day to visit... More 

Thank zwecke34
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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