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Museums Tour of Irkutsk (Self Guided), Irkutsk

Irkutsk has a storied history, which is reflected in its beautiful architecture and interesting array of museums. The city's museums have exceptional collections that teach about the history and culture of Irkutsk and Russia. Visit the most popular museums in Irkutsk on this self-guided tour.
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Museums Tour of Irkutsk Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour of Irkutsk
Guide Location: Russia » Irkutsk (See other walking tours in Irkutsk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The History Museum (Отдел истории — Иркутский Краеведческий Музей)
  • The Nature Museum (Mу­зей Природы)
  • V.P. Sukachev Regional Art Museum (Иркутский областной художественный музей им. В.П.Сукачева)
  • The Historical Museum of Irkutsk (Музей Истории Города Иркутска)
  • Trubetskoy House Museum (Дом-Музей Трубецкого)
  • Volkonsky House Museum (Дом-Mузей Волконских)
  • Sukachev's Mansion (Усадьба Сукачева )
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The History Museum (Отдел истории — Иркутский Краеведческий Музей)

1) The History Museum (Отдел истории — Иркутский Краеведческий Музей) (must see)

The History Museum was built in 1883 in the Moorish style, which is characteristic of many other buildings in Irkutsk. The building itself became a monument to famous researchers from Asia. The museum's archaeological collection presents items from a variety of ancient cultures. There is also a unique collection pertaining to the ethnography of Siberia.
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The Nature Museum (Mу­зей Природы)

2) The Nature Museum (Mу­зей Природы)

The Nature Museum was built in 1903 and combines Gothic towers with elements of the Moorish style. The museum occupies two floors of the building. It provides a great opportunity for children to learn about nature and their surroundings. The museum's unique collections include 16 skulls, 8 woolly rhinoceros horns, 2 complete sets of mammoth bones, a fossil of a giant stag and bones of a prehistoric bison.
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V.P. Sukachev Regional Art Museum (Иркутский областной художественный музей им. В.П.Сукачева)

3) V.P. Sukachev Regional Art Museum (Иркутский областной художественный музей им. В.П.Сукачева)

The V.P. Sukachev Regional Art Museum was founded at the end of the 19th century. Today, it has more than 16,000 paintings, photographs, statues and other pieces of art. The collection includes an exceptional assembly of sculptures from the Baikal Region. The most important and attractive part of the collection includes the work of Russian artists from centuries past.
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The Historical Museum of Irkutsk (Музей Истории Города Иркутска)

4) The Historical Museum of Irkutsk (Музей Истории Города Иркутска) (must see)

The Historical Museum of Irkutsk was built in the late 19th century in memory of sister Antonina Kladischevoya. It served for a time as a free school for children of both sexes. In 2007 the building was transformed into a museum specializing in local history. The museum currently has more than 200 different pieces on display.
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Trubetskoy House Museum (Дом-Музей Трубецкого)

5) Trubetskoy House Museum (Дом-Музей Трубецкого) (must see)

The Trubetskoy House Museum is part of the historical Decembrists Museum. It was established at the end of 1970. The house was built in the mid-19th century for one of Sergei Trubetskoy‘s daughters. The museum displays the Trubetskoy family's original belongings, as well as some valuable paintings.
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Volkonsky House Museum (Дом-Mузей Волконских)

6) Volkonsky House Museum (Дом-Mузей Волконских)

The Volkonsky House Museum first opened in 1985 after an extensive restoration. The collection contains many items that belonged to the Volkonsky family and to other Decembrists. The museum is an excellent resource for learning about the Decembrist exile.
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Sukachev's Mansion (Усадьба Сукачева )

7) Sukachev's Mansion (Усадьба Сукачева ) (must see)

Sukavhev’s Mansion is both a museum and cultural center. The mansion frequently hosts exhibitions, presentations, chess tournaments, and other cultural events. Three areas of the mansion are open to visitors - the guest house, the stables and the dining room.

Walking Tours in Irkutsk, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Irkutsk

Create Your Own Walk in Irkutsk

Creating your own self-guided walk in Irkutsk is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Irkutsk Introduction Walk

Irkutsk Introduction Walk

Irkutsk has a long, storied history and has many landmarks and cultural venues that showcase its past, as well as its current development. Take this tour to explore the most interesting attractions in Irkutsk.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Family Entertainment Tour of Irkutsk

Family Entertainment Tour of Irkutsk

Irkutsk is a fabulous city with great places for children and the entire family to enjoy. Here you can see seals sing and dance, view a woolly mammoth skeleton, take in a show at the puppet theater and more! Take this tour to visit the best family-friendly attractions in Irkutsk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Places of Worship Tour of Irkutsk

Places of Worship Tour of Irkutsk

Irkutsk is home to a number of eye-catching churches and cathedrals, many of which have been restored to their original beauty. Take this tour to visit Irkutsk's most impressive places of worship.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.9 Km or 5.5 Miles