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The Taltsy Museum
Open-air museum of wooden architecture

Almost all guests of the city without exception visit the architectural and ethnographic Museum «Taltsy». It is not boring there; here comes the story of the Baikal region. You can see how the Russians, Evenki, Tofas and Buryats lived in 17th -20th centuries. Every house can be visited looked thoroughly. We recommend the museum to all guests of the Irkutsk region, including families with children. The museum "Taltsy" is on a par with such world-famous open-air museums as "Kizhi" and "Shushenskoe". In 2015, "Taltsy" entered the top ten museums in Russia.


The Museum is open all year round seven days a week from 10:00 to 18:00 – in summer, until 17:00 – in winter.

How to get:

The “Taltsy” museum is located 47 km from Irkutsk and 23 km from Listvyanka village in a picturesque place on the bank of the Angara-river. You can get there by public transport, by car, in the summer – by "Voskhod" hydrofoil. We recommend visiting “Taltsy” as part of a guided tour to Listvyankaby car or by boat.

Possible activities:

-See, in fact, the exposition of the museum. The “Taltsy” museum has more than 20 thousand exhibits; the most interesting is the tower of Ilimsk fortress, some farmsteads, a cascade of water mills, a Buryat summer camp, a parish school.

-Take part in festivities. Most of folk and religious holidays – Pancake week, Easter, Christmasare celebratedin “Taltsy” on a grand scale and in compliance with ancient customs and traditions. The festival of Russian craftsis also celebrated in the museum.

-Takephotos among the Russian houses and on the picturesque bank of the Angara-river.

-Buy cute souvenirs – wooden toys, clay whistles and more.

In winter – ride down a slide on a cow's skin.

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