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Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists

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Very important History. Good museum.

The events related here were major. Although that revolt ( of the Decembrists ) failed, it planted... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
88puffin
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Sudbury, Canada
An important part of history

This house was owned by some of the Decemberists who attempted a coup in the late 19th century and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
CorvettePete
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 30 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 15 October 2018

The events related here were major. Although that revolt ( of the Decembrists ) failed, it planted the seed for the whole movement that led to the Revolution of 1917. As well, the exile of a large number of Decembrists in Irkutsk, brought culture to...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This house was owned by some of the Decemberists who attempted a coup in the late 19th century and were banished to Siberia as a result. This is considered by some to be the first Russian revolution and the forerunner to the later revolutions which...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a good stop because there are placards in English and descriptive of one family's life experience as Decembrists and what they endured. It is more of a learning experience than a sight to see household items.

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Reviewed 30 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

2  Thank ardom
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

1  Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 1 October 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

1  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 sandib589
Reviewed 19 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

1  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

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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

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