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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  • Was twice, the first time one a second time with a friend from the Netherlands. Interesting to see the 19-century household items, most of them are authentic. In each room there is a card on the 4 languages describing the situation and features of the room. When was the first time, caught romances with accompaniment on an old piano. It would be nice if once a day spent sightseeing, at least in Russian. It is interesting to visit this Museum, you are inspired by the nature of these people. They tried to change something (albeit prematurely). The building's barn hosts exhibitions of drawings. If you go from the farmstead in the direction of the bus station will be a monument to Decembrists ' wives.
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  • The place to visit if you're in Irkutsk. The House was built in the village of Urik in 1838, and later moved to Irkutsk. In this House you can see old furnace, which heated premises, rooms where the musical and literary evenings. Be sure to visit the Museum and possibly ask for a guide to accompany you and tell the story of the House, belonging to the family. In the summer in the courtyard of the films are often held on holidays arranged mass celebrations.
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  • Travelers who have read Maria Volkonsky's Princess of Siberia will enjoy visiting this museum. Maria followed her husband to Siberia as an exile too. The book and a visit to this house bring history t...  more »