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Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists

Dzerzhinskogo St., 64, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
+7 395 229-26-63
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For me the story of the women is the mist important story of Irkutsk

The two houses each of which has something different to offer are the most important piece of the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
ardom
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europe
Moments of sad past

The museum consists of two facilities belonging to two famous Decembrists - inmates of the times of... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
alexey2612
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Moscow, Russia
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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Dzerzhinskogo St., 64, Irkutsk 664007, Russia
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+7 395 229-26-63
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The two houses each of which has something different to offer are the most important piece of the city's history. The valor of the women in following their husbands and lovers into prison and exile by choice it amazing. The social contribution they made to...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

The museum consists of two facilities belonging to two famous Decembrists - inmates of the times of Nicholas I. I visited both of them - there is a combined ticket. They preserved the atmosphere of those days. You can visit one of them on a...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The Decembrists formed the core of a society that made Irkutsk what it is today, so a visit here is mandatory. It is a little bit hard to consider the home and its furnishings as "exile" but I guess for former royalty it could seem...More

Thank Kirbyk
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Volkonsky Manor, while not full of period pieces, does have some family mementoes including lots of photographs and a lovely music box. Family descendants have donated some pieces to the museum but it does give a glimpse of the live these folks lived. Worth...More

1  Thank Sandi0615
Reviewed 18 March 2016

My wife and I enjoyed this museum and deliberately went to look over the exhibits. This gives a good overview of the history of the Decembrist plot and their subsequent exile. The wives of the Decembrists followed and this additionally gives a glimpse of life...More

Thank Zaruka53
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We home stayed with an elderly Russian woman who was very strict and anoyed with us most of the time. We arrived late at night on the Trans Siberian train from Mongolia. The guide who met us wanted payment in US $ which we did...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The house has been restored and the history of the Decemberist & their wife's was a fascinating insight into Russian history

Thank NJA56
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Irkutsk historic-memorial museum of the Decembrists consists of two memorial manors, located on the neighboring streets in the historical center of the city: Trubetskoy Manor (Dzerzhinskogo st. 64, tel. (3952) 29-26-63) and Volkonsky Manor (Volkonsky lane 10, tel. (3952) 53-62-58). The history of the museum...More

1  Thank MesserMOundAN
Reviewed 17 October 2014

An interesting museum but a bit prosy, lots of small print captions to read. The house has been restored badly and the interiors are quite obviously brand new.

1  Thank silverpauline
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