Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House, Irkutsk
(4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Glimpse the lives of some of Russia's most famous revolutionaries at Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House, one of the Siberian abodes that housed exiled nobles. The Decembrist revolt took place in 1825 when factions of the military and noble classes rose up against the autocracy of the Russian czar, resulting in the exiles of thousands of the elite to Siberia's vast expanses. Visit the home of Prince Sergei Volkonsky, one of the uprising's notable figures, and see how he transitioned from his privileged lifestyle to his new home. Explore the interior of the wooden house and its living quarters, replete with musical instruments, decorative furniture, paintings, vases, and other personal belongings of the prince and his family. Don't miss an up-close look at the original books that once belonged to prominent figures in the revolutionary movement, signed with their names. A visit to Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Irkutsk tour planner to plot your vacation.
map
Create a full Irkutsk itinerary

Plan your trip to Irkutsk

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Irkutsk by other users

34 days in Russia, Ulaanbaatar & Beijing BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Russia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Asia, Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Asia, Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Asia, Europe & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Irkutsk BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Mongolia & Siberian District BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Ulan-Ude & Irkutsk Oblast BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Irkutsk Oblast BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Generally, I love museums, considered the lives of their ancestors. Usually, go on excursions without a guide, the look, read. But then decided to request staff ... And not disappointed! Learned a lot of interesting things. Thank you!
    View original
  • Like all pre-revolutionary, Finca vytashhenna from almost nonexistence. Invested a lot of labour and love to house "revived". Still keep coming exhibits from the descendants of the family. Part of the reconstituted environment documents and memoirs. Everything looks decently and with dignity. In the Museum the visitor's curiosity gives way to globokoj sad about the fate of this family.
    View original
  • In a walk through the City Center when a lot of free time, be sure to stop by and see this museum. Actually very interesting to see how in the days of "tsars" opposition strength in Siberia))). Think will be informative, but in my opinion if you have quite a bit of time at Irkutsk you better is worth to go in other more significant places in the city.
    View original