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    Irkutsk:   Museums

The museum represents local history and culture of the people of the Central Asia, reflected in unique archaeological collections, including handicrafts, manuscripts, fauna and flora samples. Ethnography exhibitions contain cult pieces collection of Shamanism and Lamaism. The whole fund of the museum is now over 300 thousand exhibits.

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The museums were opened in houses, where the families of Sergey Trubetskoy and Sergey Volkonsky had lived. Personal belongings of the Decembrists, lit candles and music recreate the atmosphere of the past.

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This old Siberian village represents the dwellings, elements of everyday life, customs, traditions and religious cults of Russians, Buryats and Evenky (native people of the region). read more>

The museum is included into top 5 mineralogical museums in Russia. It houses more than 1500 minerals, gradually collected by the teachers and students of Irkutsk State Technological University (former Irkutsk Polytechnic College) since more>

One of the richest museums in Siberia, it now houses over 16000 exhibits: paintings, graphics, icons, sculptures and crafts. The largest and most interesting part of the collection is paintings by Russian artists of 18-20th centuries. read more>



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