Mikhail Zoshchenko Apartment Museum

Hugely popular in the 1920s, but a victim of the infamous Zhdanov Doctrine - a late 1940s - early 1950 ideological witch-hunt, which left him outcast and impoverished, Mikhail Zoshchenko was the writer of comic short stories that starkly satirized the quirks and hardships of Soviet daily life.

  • Literary composition entitled 20th Century in St Petersburg, Russia
    Literary composition entitled 20th Century
  • Zoshchenko's original room in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Zoshchenko's original room
  • Zoshchenko's military awards from the First World War in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Zoshchenko's military awards from the First World War

The apartment where he lived from 1934 until his death is in a house off the Griboedov Canal Embankment that was given over to a large number of writers and cultural figures, few of whom have remained as well loved as Zoshenko. The simple museum contains what remains of the writer's artefacts and furniture, as well as an extensive collection of editions of his work.

Location:4/2, Malay Konyushennaya Ulitsa (Apartment 119)
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt / Gostiny Dvor
Telephone:+7 (812) 571-7819
Open:Daily from 10.30am to 6.30pm. Last admission is at 6pm
Closed:Mondays and the last Wednesday of each month
Admission:Adults: RUB 160.00. Children: RUB 80.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 70.00 Video: RUB 100.00
Accessibility note:Not suitable for wheelchair-bound and motion-impaired visitors (no elevator/lift)