Baikal Museum, Listvyanka

4.3
Discover Siberian flora and fauna and learn more about the origin and history of the lake at Baikal Museum. The museum features 11 aquariums with 20 types of fish, as well as endemic species of mammals, such as by the Baikal seal. See the maps of the area, models of the lake bed, a collection of minerals, and samples of recent bottom sediments. You can watch a 20-minute film with shots made at the deepest point of the lake: 1,637 m (5,371 ft) below sea level. Indigenous trees, lianas, and other plants, including some medicinal herbs, grow in an arboretum next to the museum. See Baikal Museum and all Listvyanka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Listvyanka trip builder tool.
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  • A Must if you are interested in the scientifics of Lake Baikal. Very< good exhibits. Unfortunately mostly in Russian only. Not to bemissed the ride in the "submarine" that takes you down to 1670 m...  more »
  • I'm torn on this. There's a lot of interesting information on Lake Baikal and what makes it special. It also has a small aquarium which shows the fish that come from the lake, but this leads into...  more »
  • I have seen negative reviews of this place but our experience was excellent. we had an English speaking guide who did not rush us, so if there was a loud or noisy group going through we just stopped....  more »
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  • A lovely museum but only 3 stars because most of the great exhibits were lost on me, being only written in Russian. I appreciate language complexities of tourists in this region - cant have everything in 5 languages!! The exhibits are really comprehensive and professional range of displays. The aquarium was a lovely surprise as was the virtual "submarine trip" - worth the extra fee
  • Not much to see. The exposition is a combination of screens with bronze monuments standing aside. The only part that we liked was a short lecture (in Russian) with a microscope. The place is crowded by Chinese tourists that seem to get the vibe. My picture shows one of the exhibitions. Most of the content is unavailable for a non-Russian speaker.
  • It's a wonderful place to learn more about lake Baikal. Rich information and inspired us about this important place in Russia. It can be found up above the space.
  • This is the only modern museum with a good and interesting exhibition and planty of important information of the at least 8 museums, I have visited in the last 3 weeks between Tomsk and Irkutsk. Unfortunately most of explanations are only in Russian. Clearly not enough English and some mineral names are wrong. The names lack chemical formulas. But good models and nature exhibits with aquaria, good maps, and even living Baikal seals, unfortunately in a much too small basin.
  • It is probably great if you speak Russian. However, there was minimum of help for people who do not understand russian. The worst part is the fact that they have two Baikal seals swimming between two very, very small fish tanks - which is animal cruelty. Would not have visited the museum, if I knew that was happening...
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