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The Local History Museum
It is one of the oldest museums of Russia. It boasts an ethnographical gathering
of excavation items, shaman, orthodox and Buddhist religious things, Siberian
peoples'clothing, various types of weapons, mineralogical collections and herbaria,
rare XVII-th - century documents dated back to the Siberia's exploration times.
The museum reached its fullest flower and came to act as a scientific depository
and educational establishment when the Siberian department of Russian Geographical
Socety was opened in Irkutsk in 1851 and the museum became its property from
then on. Nowadays the museum gathering numbers over 300 thousand exhioits.
Address: Karl Marx St., 2 Tel.: 33-34-49