Vladimir Nabokov Museum

Vladimir Nabokov Museum is located in the house where the writer was born and raised. Among the exhibits are household items and personal belongings of Nabokov

Dear visitors! Please pay attention to our special visiting regulations due to the epidemiological situation.

A limited number of people – not more than 10 people with the distance of 1,5 – 2 metres (1 person per 20 square metres). Visitors must wear protective gloves and mask. Protective equipment can be provided at the entrance of the Museum. Also, guests will have their temperatures taken with contactless thermometer. Sanitary treatment of toilets and common areas is carried out regularly with the use of disinfectors, as well as additional disinfection of door knobs, railings and other contact surfaces. The sanitary zone has antiseptic devices and instructions on proper hand washing. Regular ventilation of premises is carried out. We apologise for the temporary inconveniences.

Since 1898, the Museum has occupied the ground floor of a three storey mansion in the early modern style that belonged to the Nabokovs. On the ground floor of the house the interiors of the dining room and the library in Louis XV style survived. The exquisite interiors of the green drawing room are currently being restored.

The Museum on 47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street is the only museum in the world dedicated to the life and works of Vladimir Nabokov.

A large part of the collection are: personal belongings of the writer; items connected with the history of the mansion and the Nabokovs; the first publications of the works of Nabokov; and a large academic library.

A unique collection of the writer’s butterflies is on display in the Museum. This collection is unmatched in the world today.

The Museum regularly holds various events (seminars, readings, panel discussions, presentations of books, meetings) as well as literary and art exhibitions.

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Andrei Astvatsaturov

Chief Librarian

Anna Abramova


+7 (812) 315–47–13