Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House, Irkutsk

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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.
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  • The staff is great, smart, interesting and informative. If you like history you must be here! This house is a culture heart of Irkutsk. 
  • A marvel of historical reconstruction, the period House has keep its cachet and the different rooms furnished with passion. A wealth of information about the Decembrists and their history
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  • in Monday at the Museum of the output, but you can see the mansion, outbuildings are very interesting, nearby is the shrine
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