Vladimir Nabokov House Museum, St. Petersburg

Vladimir Nabokov House Museum, St. Petersburg

The Vladimir Nabokov House Museum pays homage to one of the greatest novelists, poets, and short story writers of the 20th century. The author of Lolita spent the first 18 years of his life in this house.

The first floor of the museum is reserved for the life and works of Nabokov while the upper two floors are occupied by editorial offices of the Nevskoe Vremya newspaper. The building has not survived the ravages of time and history. The only original elements that remain are the stained glass windows. The museum collection was rebuilt from donations of Nabokov’s friends and family. One of the most stunning displays is the drawings of his butterflies. In addition, visitors will see the many photographs, paintings, Nabokov’s pince-nez and Scrabble set, manuscripts, and other works.

The museum also hosts seminars, a summer school, conferences, artistic exhibitions, and Nabokov specific exhibitions. For those who wish to know all things Nabokov, there is an on-site library.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm.
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