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Baikal Limnological Museum

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Well worth a visit

We came here as a part of a small group tour and our local guide showed us through the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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Excellent museum where you can learn everything you need to know about Lake Baikal including... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David R
London, United Kingdom
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Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520, Russia
+7 395 245-31-45
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here as a part of a small group tour and our local guide showed us through the exhibits. There is a wealth of information about Lake Baikal and related matters. It is well set out and easy to follow. A few things to...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lake Baikal museum shows visitors everything from the historic geological formation of the basin, to the lake fauna and the hydro-electric station by the lake. Of course there are aquariums with live specimens of the lake fauna!

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum where you can learn everything you need to know about Lake Baikal including studying it's microorganisms in a microscope room furnished with about 30 microscopes. Plenty of English captions, though not enough.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very interesting museum with a wealth of information. Good displays and well presented. However you do need an English speaking guide, or other language if not English speaker as all information is in Russian Without this you will miss out on all...More

Thank TARDIS4956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting but difficult to understand unless Russian, limited English translations. Some of the facts about lake fascinating and the microscope room is great

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It could be a very interesting museum if there are English translations. If you do not know the Russian language, there is not much to read. Instead of visiting this museum, you can better read about the origin of the Baikal lake at home.

Thank Edwin V
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lake of Baikal is the biggest sweet water lake in the world based on volume of water. It got he size of Belgium and is by far the deepest 1,6 km. This museum is full with the history of the lake of baikal. I suggest...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Walked straight back out again after a very aggressive woman started shouting at us for simply using a table to organise our bags before entering. Delighted we didn’t go now after reading about the overcharging of tourists and the treatment of the two seals. What...More

Thank Laney_Yanny
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

About a 45 minute walk from the market at Listvyanka. Walk last 10 mins on side of road, quite dangerous. The lady at the counter had no English. Despite the sign saying 300 RUB per person we were charged 780! Others we met were forced...More

1  Thank Rh0nda58
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The museum was good, EXCEPT for the living environment provided for the two seals. They were basically swimming back and forth between two chambers with the walls painted blue and nothing else. They are intelligent animals imprisoned in a two-part cell. It reminded me of...More

1  Thank Ellen G
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