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Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Volkonskogo ul., d. 10, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
+7 395 229-21-95
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Princess in Siberia

Travelers who have read Maria Volkonsky's Princess of Siberia will enjoy visiting this museum... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Xico, Mexico
Prince Volkonsky

Visited this place with local guide. Everything was well preserved and could see the Young... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
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+7 395 229-21-95
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Travelers who have read Maria Volkonsky's Princess of Siberia will enjoy visiting this museum. Maria followed her husband to Siberia as an exile too. The book and a visit to this house bring history to life.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Visited this place with local guide. Everything was well preserved and could see the Young Volkonsky and his wife. During December uprising in 1825 in Russia young military offices were arrested and some were exiled to Siberia for 30 years. Tour guide explained us the...More

Thank 359kwangnamk
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth the walk. The house is really well laid out and you can walk through and get a real sense of the time and place, They have cards in English if you need them and these explain the people and the exhibits....More

Thank 19flights
Reviewed 17 November 2016

our guide was very and explained everything to us. without her i might rate this historic site just OK. here you will really understand the Siberian history

Thank saruulbatbayar55
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nicely preserved house belonging to the Decembrists' after they were exiled to Siberia from Moscow for attempting to rise up and assassinate / remove the Russian Tsar. They were predominantly youngish but senior Russian military officers who after seeing liberal French policies in Paris (which...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The staff is great, smart, interesting and informative. If you like history you must be here! This house is a culture heart of Irkutsk.

Thank Spike S
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Exquisitely preserved house and belongings of the Russian 'Decembrists' who lead the revolt against and emperor and were exiled to Irkutsk. They created an intellectual society with the support of brave women who followed the Russian noblemen to exile in Siberia

Thank Vesna S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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...More

Thank Pottgirl
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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...More

Thank farmakeros f
Reviewed 31 July 2016

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....More

Thank Fiona H
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Christina F
Hello! Is the recital performed at certain time points in a day, or did you made appointment in advance for it? Thank you!
5 September 2015|
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Christina F
Many thanks for your review about the museum of the Decembrists. You mentioned "A ticket for both museums gets a 25% discount. " Could you please tell us which two museums? Thank you! :)
5 September 2015|
Response from Pottgirl |
The other one is the Trubetskoy house-museum, on ulitsa Dzerzhinskogo. I think you can buy the discount ticket at both venues.
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Response from Dyuhin | Reviewed this property |
Дом Волконского: с 10 до 18. Выходной - понедельник. Дом Трубецких: с 10 до 18. Выходной вторник и среда.
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