Officially known as the F.M. Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum, this museum celebrates the life of Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was opened in 1971 in the apartment where he lived first in 1846 and again from 1878 until his death in 1881. Notably, it is also where he penned his last novel, the Brothers Karamazov. The interior has been reconstructed based on recollections of Dostoevsky’s wife and friends and includes memorabilia donated by his grandson. A literary exhibit focuses on Dostoevsky’s life and work, while exhibit halls occasionally display contemporary art. The museum library holds about 24,000 volumes and museum collection also includes a large collection of graphic and applied art and a collection of photographs.
Every November, the museum hosts a conference on Dostoevsky and World Culture. It also hosts bus and walking tours of St Petersburg focused on Dostoevsky’s works and the city.
The Dostoevsky Museum is located at 5/2 Kuznechny Pereulok. From the Vladimirskaya Metro station, exit and turn right and walk for one block, where you will find the museum on the corner of the building on your right. It is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is 160 rubles and photo and video are free. An audio guide is available for an additional 170 rubles.