Dostoyevsky Memorial Museum

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The memorial apartment of one of Russia's most renowned and prolific writers is conveniently located just one block away from Vladimirskaya metro station. Dostoyevsky lived here, his last apartment in St. Petersburg, between 1878 and 1881 and the flat is still filled with memorabilia relating to his life and work. Dostoyevsky based many of his stories and novels in St. Petersburg, especially in the Vladimirsky region of the city where his apartment is located. In celebration of his literary genius, the city erected a monument to the great writer in the spring of 1997, not far from Vladimirskaya metro station and from the Dostoevsky Memorial Museum. The museum also hosts occasional exhibitions of contemporary art.

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Robert Patton (3 years ago)
Very neat historical place for literature fans!
Dotan Emanuel (3 years ago)
Fantastic museum! take the audio guide and walk the 7 rooms of Dostoevsky apartment. Than take another 30-45 minutes in the room dedicated to his work to learn a bit more on his fascinating life all using the audio guide. A must in st. Petersburg.
Johanna Dragan (3 years ago)
Small Museum, but absolutely worth visiting. Great Audio guide in English, a must in St petersburg
Mohamed Ehsan (3 years ago)
Entrance fee is very nominal. The place is very well maintained and there's a shop for getting memorabilia. Worth a look if you're a fan of Dostoevsky.
Julia Boechat Machado (3 years ago)
Really fantastic museum for Dostoevsky's fans. It starts with his apartment, where you can read about his life and his last years. It feels like a memorial, which a watch stopped when he died and a matchbox where his daughter wrote about his passing. Then there is a technological, interactive part dedicated to talk more about his life and works. The audioguide here greatly improves the experience. Finally, there are temporary exhibits. When I was there, there was a cool one about Dostoevsky in Florence, where he wrote The Idiot. There are always events going on here.
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