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Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

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Address: Volkonskogo ul., d. 10, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
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No need to speak Russian

Most things about Volkonsky House have already been said on here, but I thought I'd add one important aspect: Even if you don't speak Russian and don't know much about Russian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most things about Volkonsky House have already been said on here, but I thought I'd add one important aspect: Even if you don't speak Russian and don't know much about Russian history, it is still worth a visit. You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into how to present the house and its exhibits and make the... More 

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Larisa, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum with our kids. In this house-museum you can see how do the Decembrists lived in the past years. It's good to see that but it is not such an unforgettable memory. The woman that follow you inside the building insist that you read every printed information for each room you visit.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most incredible museums I have ever visited in my life! It was so quaint and simple and yet brought the Decembrists and their lives so vividly to life. Topping off wonderfully by the musical recital and reception at the end. Truly a warm Siberian experience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have never imagined that can see Volkonsky Museum ever. Thats fantastic! Everything is made of old Siberian style... That was great!

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Bad Harzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The Decembrist Revolution was something I knew virtually nothing about (other than some information I had gathered from museums in St. Petersburg), so this (and the sister Decembrist museum, Trubetzkoy House) was a real education for me. In addition to the history, the museum is filled with lots of very impressive furniture, and I don't usually get excited about furniture.... More 

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Irkutsk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

There are two houses connected to the Decembrists here in Irkutsk, and are a must see for history buffs. Most things have English translations, so even without a guide you can catch a glimpse into the past. Both houses shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to see, and together currently only cost about $5 a person.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

If you don't know much about the Decemberists and their wives then it is best to have a guide here. Their story is fascinating. Otherwise this is an elegantly restored Siberian townhouse with enough period furniture to make it feel lived-in rather than just a museum piece. The grounds are worth a look too. Should you be really lucky, there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A ticket for both museums gets a 25% discount. 5-10 minutes apart so worth seeing both. Reasonably comprehensive descriptions in each room are in English (plus German and other languages). You get a reasonable overview of Decemberists by visiting both. Prince Volkonsky Museum particularly attractive.attractive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The house looks pretty run down from the outside, but it is lovely inside. It seems like being exiled to Siberia wasn't such a bad thing after all?

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

An interesting excursion from the train. We were given a recital in the music room of Countess Volkansky.

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