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…

Vladimir Nabokov Museum

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.



Andrei Astvatsaturov

Chief Librarian

Anna Abramova


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47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street, St Petersburg


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Telephones for booking excursions

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Excursions are organised in groups of no more than 5 people.

For excursions, prior registration is needed.

The reception of visitors is organised by sessions in groups of no more than 10 people. Sessions:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm

Wednesday, Friday: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm Saturday: 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 8pm

Saturday: 12 noon - 8pm

The last Thursday of each month is a cleaning day.

Telephone for booking admission:

+7 (812) 315-47-13 Admission tickets

Adults – 200 roubles, reduced – 100 roubles, group – 4,000 roubles, reduced group – 2,000 roubles. If you want to buy a reduced price ticket, you need to show an appropriate ID that proves that you have the right for a discount according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Payment methods

You can pay with cash via Sberbank ATM at 7/9 Universitetskaya Embankment, Mendeleevskaya Line entrance (the ATM might charge an additional fee)

St Petersburg University payment system https://pay.spbu.ru

If you cannot pay either via the payment terminal or via payment system, you can pay with a credit card and cash in the ticket office of St Petersburg University at the Faculty of Philology at 3 Philologichesky lane (open 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30 pm)

Audio guide https://izi.travel/ru/34d8-muzey-v-v-nabokova/ru

The Museum on the portal of the Ministry of Culture Artefact https://artefact.culture.ru/ru/museum/muzey-vv-nabokova-sankt-peterburg