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Baikal Limnological Museum

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Great with a guide

It was a very interesting museum with a wealth of information. Good displays and well presented... read more

Reviewed today
New South Wales, Australia
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Small but interesting.

Lake of Baikal is the biggest sweet water lake in the world based on volume of water. It got he... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
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Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520, Russia
+7 395 245-31-45
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was a very interesting museum with a wealth of information. Good displays and well presented. However you do need an English speaking guide, or other language if not English speaker as all information is in Russian Without this you will miss out on all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but difficult to understand unless Russian, limited English translations. Some of the facts about lake fascinating and the microscope room is great

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It could be a very interesting museum if there are English translations. If you do not know the Russian language, there is not much to read. Instead of visiting this museum, you can better read about the origin of the Baikal lake at home.

Thank Edwin V
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lake of Baikal is the biggest sweet water lake in the world based on volume of water. It got he size of Belgium and is by far the deepest 1,6 km. This museum is full with the history of the lake of baikal. I suggest...More

Thank Hakan_12_Johansson
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Walked straight back out again after a very aggressive woman started shouting at us for simply using a table to organise our bags before entering. Delighted we didn’t go now after reading about the overcharging of tourists and the treatment of the two seals. What...More

Thank Laney_Yanny
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

About a 45 minute walk from the market at Listvyanka. Walk last 10 mins on side of road, quite dangerous. The lady at the counter had no English. Despite the sign saying 300 RUB per person we were charged 780! Others we met were forced...More

1  Thank Rh0nda58
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The museum was good, EXCEPT for the living environment provided for the two seals. They were basically swimming back and forth between two chambers with the walls painted blue and nothing else. They are intelligent animals imprisoned in a two-part cell. It reminded me of...More

1  Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It was so sad to see the 2 seals in a very very very small aquarium with nothing in it, only walls and glass.... if i had knew that there were 2 seals living in captivity (in this bad conditions) i wouldn’t have go!!!!!!!! Museum...More

Thank BoardingPass765218
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I walked 40 minutes to this museum from Listvyanka port or city center. The museum is rich and full of information from all aspect related to the lake you can imagine. Very informative with a lot photos and information and objects. There is a dark...More

1  Thank Hamidrezas
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

It was nice to see a little of the uniqueness of the local flora and fauna. This is a very small museum but definitely worth a visit. If only to see the seals at the end. Very informative, I had my own English speaking guide...More

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