Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

The Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House pays homage to the acclaimed Russian poet of the Silver Age, author of 'Requiem', 'White Flock', 'Poem Without a Hero' and many other verses.

Born Anna Gorenko in Odessa, today's Ukraine, in 1889, Akhmatova was a prolific and talented writer who suffered greatly under the Soviet system. In 1910, she married a fellow poet Nikolai Gumilyov. Soon after their marriage, Akhmatova began to publish her own poetry. The Russian Revolution of 1917 had a major impact on Akhmatova’s life. Her first husband, Gumilyov, was executed, son – imprisoned, and her third husband died in a Siberian camp. In addition, she was constantly monitored by the security service and her work banned. Akhmatova died in 1966 in Leningrad.

Located in the southern wing of the former Sheremetev Palace, the museum recounts the day-to-day life of the author as well as honors her literary accomplishments. Many of Akhmatova’s personal belongings are available for viewing. Photographs, recordings of her voice, books, and manuscripts from the author and her friends are among the items displayed.

The museum serves as a cultural center for the community and exhibitions occur frequently. Patrons may enjoy literary readings, presentations, concerts, art festivals, and conferences on Anna Akhmatova. The museum averages 30,440 visitors per year and contains over 50,000 items in its collection.

Why You Should Visit:
Small museum with very friendly staff; gives you the feeling of what living was like in the city in the years before and during WWII.
The ambiance of each room features period music, original furnishing, paintings & manuscripts.

Tip:
Don't forget to take a tour or an audio guide (the latter is available once you get upstairs to the museum – not at the same place you buy your ticket).

Opening Hours:
Tue, Thu-Sun: 10:30am-6:30pm; Wed: 12-8pm
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