Regional Museum

Regional Museum information

Irkutsk , Russia
Address
Street ul Karla Marksa 2
Telephone
+7 3952 333 449
More information
www.museum.irkutsk.ru
Prices
admission R200
Opening hours
10am-7pm
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Lonely Planet review

Irkutsk’s rapidly ageing Regional Museum is within a fancy 1870s brick building that formerly housed the Siberian Geographical Society, a club of Victorian-style gentlemen explorers. The highlights here are the downstairs ethnographical exhibitions and the nostalgic display of 20th-century junk upstairs, as well as the small gift shop selling birch-bark boxes, jewellery made from Baikal minerals and other interesting souvenirs.