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Baikal Limnological Museum

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Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520, Russia
+7 395 245-31-45
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Seals’ living conditions was cruel, unusual punishment - extremely disturbing

The museum was good, EXCEPT for the living environment provided for the two seals. They were... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Ellen G
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Moscow, Russia
Poor seals....

It was so sad to see the 2 seals in a very very very small aquarium with nothing in it, only walls... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
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Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520, Russia
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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

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It was so sad to see the 2 seals in a very very very small aquarium with nothing in it, only walls and glass.... if i had knew that there were 2 seals living in captivity (in this bad conditions) i wouldn’t have go!!!!!!!! Museum...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I walked 40 minutes to this museum from Listvyanka port or city center. The museum is rich and full of information from all aspect related to the lake you can imagine. Very informative with a lot photos and information and objects. There is a dark...More

1  Thank Hamidrezas
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It was nice to see a little of the uniqueness of the local flora and fauna. This is a very small museum but definitely worth a visit. If only to see the seals at the end. Very informative, I had my own English speaking guide...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This museum is not downtown Listvyanka and is not in walking distance. So, if you want to visit this museum, make sure you arrange your transfer first. We visited it with our guide and she drove us there, so transfer was no problem for us....More

2  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the displays and material in this centre. My wife and I were very impressed and learnt a huge amount about Lake Baikal and it’s unique environment. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to...More

1  Thank JanusAAA
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

After reading the Lonely Planet review of this museum I was a little dubious about what to expect from this museum, however when we visited it we were all pleasantly surprised by what we found. The museum has displays about the geology, biology and human...More

Thank Julian A
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Cute little museum with fun and informative exhibits about the Lake. There's also a small aquarium with two of the famous seals. Their tank is a bit sad - I thought about diving in to cheer them up a bit. Gardens and cableway are near...More

1  Thank stickmonster
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Nice place! No issues that we don't speak russian. Even the dive simultation was done to us in English. I would hope the seals would have more space and option to get fresh air.

1  Thank anniinav2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went to this museum twice during our vacation because of the cute Baykal seals we saw! They are so cute! We didn't get an excursion but walked through this museum. Aquarium is the best place there!

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