The architectural- ethnographic museum "Taltsy" is an open-air museum, which represents a unique collection of monuments of history, architecture and ethnography of XVII-XX centuries. It is located on the right bank of the Angara River at the 47th kilometer of the Baikal Tract on the way from Irkutsk to Lake Baikal (Listvyanka).
The museum represents four historical and cultural zones of four peoples: the Russians, the Buryats, the Evenks and the Tofalars. The way of life and beliefs of the Buryats, the Evenks and the Tofalars – the indigenous peoples of Pribaikalye are featured in the precisely reproduced Evenk und Tofalar camps, in the Evenk burial complex and the Buryat ulus.
Besides, the museum presents the Russian Angara-Ilim exhibition zone –wooden architectural monuments of Pribaikalye of XVII – the early XX centuries, mainly exported from the territory of Bratsk and Ust-Ilim Districts of Irkutsk Oblast. Among the exhibits are the parochial school, the cascade of water mills of the late XIX century and much more.
The collection of the museum "Taltsy" is presented by more than 20 thousand exhibits. The museum complex is visited annually by more than 140 thousand people. At the museum you can buy various souvenirs, dine in the tavern, participate in thematic events and learn a lot about the history and culture of the Eastern Siberia.