Dostoevsky Museum

Dostoevsky Museum

Address: 191002, Kuznechny Pereulok 5/2
Phone: +7 (812) 311-4031
Nearest metro stations: Vladimirskaya / Dostoyevskaya
Open: 11:00 am – 6.00 pm

Closed: Mondays and last Wednesday of the month

The great Russian writer Fyodr Dostoevsky changed a lot of places of residence in St Petersburg but an apartment on the corner of Kuznechny pereulok and Dostoevsky street is probably the most remarkable, therefore it's the exact apartment that was chosen as the museum devoted to the writer. Dostoevsky and his family members stayed in this apartment from 1878 till his death on 28, Jan 1881. It's also an apartment where the plot of famous novel 'The Brothes Karamazov' was written. 

The exhibition of the museum reflects the interior of the world famous writer's latest apartment. The exhibits are the private belongings of Dostoevsky and his books. Dostoevsky Memorial Museum occupies the basement and two floors of the house.

Whenever Dostoevsky rented an apartment in St Petersburg, it was located so that at least one window should have a view of a church. Dostoevsky’s apartment at 5 Kuznechny pereulok (lane) too has a view of the Our Lady of Vladimir Cathedral which stands on Vladimirskaya square. In the drawing by the modern artist, Boris G.Kostygov its chapel at the corner of the square can be seen.

In the rooms of the apartment one can feel the atmosphere of harmony and family happiness which were granted to Feodor Dostoevsky in the last years of his hard life. This simple, completely ordinary Petersburg apartment building, devoid of distinctive architectural features, has today become one of the most popular attractions in the city precisely because it was there that Dostoevsky lived and died.
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