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Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

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Siberian history and a concert

We enjoyed visiting the home of Prince Sergei Volonsky with its beautiful furniture and learned... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Calgary, Canada
Peter G

Very well done house museum, ALL explanations in English too, definitely worth a visit. Furniture... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
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Irkutsk Decembrists museum, founded in 1970, includes Sergey Volkonsky’s and Sergey Trubetskoy’s homesteads. Authentic items of the Decembrist families are represented in the historical interiors of the houses. Volkonsky house was built in 1838 in...more
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Volkonskogo ul., d. 10, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We enjoyed visiting the home of Prince Sergei Volonsky with its beautiful furniture and learned about the history of the exiles and their wives. Amazing the things, like the piano, they were able to bring from St. Petersburg. We enjoyed the musical concert with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Very well done house museum, ALL explanations in English too, definitely worth a visit. Furniture and decor original and explanation of the suffering in the basement display is very good

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Went there for a tour for Siberian history on exiles and their wives. Wasn't really too interested. When the performers were singing opera, I wasn't too interested too, then they popped the champagne and we found that many people on our tour were quite old...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice city, if you wanna go to Siberia, this city is like a center, all transportation is available from here to other cities around. The city also is nice, people are really kind and helpful, I stayed here for 4 days and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The Volkonsky House belongs to the Decembrists museum. There's still another house which belonged to the Trubetskoy family which is also part of the museum. If you choose to visit both houses you'll get a discount of 25% for the second house you're visiting. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 570mauriceb
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Decembrists' story comes alive while touring the house and grounds, how a group of army officers returning to Russia after campaigns in Europe sought to inject a modicum of liberal democracy into Tsarist Russia, and were rewarded by hard labor in Siberia. Wives and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gmshaw2015
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Irkutsk is known as the "Paris" of Siberia and the Decembrists who are the exiled aristocrats, scientists and artists are the the reason for this. They brought to the city their culture and wisdom and this house which is turned into a museum is the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is best enjoyed with a guide who can explain the history of the Decembrists. If you are a real history buff, read Chapter 2 of Natasha’s Dance by Orlando Figes, which tells the story of the Volkonskiy family.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 27 May 2018

You should not skip this museum. Decembrists were the essence and spirits of the place. They were not temporary residents. Instead they brought in a class of intelligentia, literature salon, revolutionary ideas, and many of them were infrastructure planners and constructors. The idealists formed one...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Yuentze
Reviewed 4 March 2018

An inexpensive museum in a Decemberist's house in Irkutsk. Walking distance from other city sites. This gives a good, concise overview of the life experienced by those who were known as the Decemberists.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Christina F
5 September 2015|
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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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