Statue of Tsar Alexander III
Adorning the Angara embankment a recast statue of Alexander III (a copy of the 1904 original) has the only tsar ever to visit Siberia...
Okhlopkov Drama Theatre
Shakespeare, Russian classics and local playwright Vampilov staged regularly (in Russian) from September to June.
Wonderful place boasting a plush fin de siècle interior equipped with gleaming samovars, matryoshka salt and pepper shakers and a...
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Regional Museum information
Irkutsk’s rapidly ageing Regional Museum occupies a fancy 1880s 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.