Irkutsk Art Museum named after V.P.Sukachov is the oldest Russian museum after the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
The richest collection beyond the Urals, it consists of 22 thousand art pieces. The museum is located in 9 historical buildings and a park in the center of the city.
1) Two-story stone estate with a park in the city center, main building (Lenina, 5), 1905-1907, architect: D.R.Magidey. Expositions: Russian and Western Art of XVII – XXI centuries, Art of the countries of the East (China, Japan, Mongolia) of XIV – XX centuries.
2) Two-story stone estate in the city center (К.Маrx, 23), 1880-1882; architects: G.V.Rozen, V.A.Rassushin, V.A.Kudelsky, and others. Expositions: Siberian Art of XVII-XXI and Art Gallery.
3) V.P.Sukachov’s mansion: five wooden houses with a park in the city center (Dekabrskih Sobytii, 112), 1883. Exhibition: V.P. Sukachov’s Family Memorial Art Exposition and other exhibitions.
4) A.N.Gindina’s mansion: tenement house of XIX century in the city center (Sverlov, 16).
The museum’s buildings are the monuments of architecture and the city’s attractions. You can’t just pass by the facades with large beautiful windows, paved roads, trees, and blooming shrubs in the park.
• Adult ticket (4 museums) – 400 rub
• Adult ticket (Main building) – 150 rub
Tue to Sun 10.00-18.00
Thu 10.00-20.00 (March – November)
Days off: Monday and last Tuesday of each month
Address: 5, Lenina str. (Rus: ул. Ленина, дом 5)
To get to Irkutsk Art Museum:
Bus stop “1st Sovetskaya” – buses, fixed-route taxis, trolleybus No. 4, tram No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.
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