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Nicholas Roerich Museum
Nicholas Roerich Museum is unique for its colours and atmosphere. The Museum has ten thematic exhibit halls each devoted to one of the life path stages of the Roerichs and their sons. Nicholas Roerich's paintings hold a special place in the Museum.
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Alexander Herzen House Museum
The Alexander Herzen Memorial House tells the story of the well-known Russian writer and philosopher. It seems to plunge you into the atmosphere of the Moscow of the 19th century nobility. The author of the novel “Who Is to Blame” lived there for three years.
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Maxim Gorky Apartment Museum
The Memorial Museum of Maxim Gorky on Malaya Nikitskaya Street is one of the most beautiful house museums in Moscow, built in a unique art nouveau style. Here, you will experience the life and creative work of Maxim Gorky, a five-time Nobel Prize nominee.
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Lenin’s Mausoleum
It seems like there no other reminder of the Soviet era is more distinctive than the building of the Mausoleum. The embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin, the main organiser and leader of the 1917 October Revolution, rests here, at Kremlin Red Square.
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Nikolai Gogol House
Located in the heart of Moscow, Gogol’s House is considered to be one of the most mysterious and attractive house museums. This is where Nikolai Gogol, whose name will be forever associated with the founding of Russian horror literature genre, lived and died.
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Leo Tolstoy House Museum in Prechistenka
The museum on Prechistenka St. focuses on Tolstoy’s literary career and life, as well as the historical setting in which he lived and worked. It's one of the oldest literary museums in the capital, and this house is a fine example of Moscow civil architecture.
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Alexander Scriabin Museum
The Memorial Museum of the great composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin is situated in the centre of Moscow in one of a quiet side streets near the Stary Arbat. Scriabin spent the last three years of his life in this apartment in the old mansion.
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Alexey Tolstoy Apartment Museum
The Alexey Tolstoy Memorial Apartment is located on an historic Moscow street called Spiridonovka on the premises of the Ryabushinskys’ estate where is also the Museum of Maxim Gorky. Tolstoy lived in this house from 1941 until the day he died.
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Leo Tolstoy Estate Museum in Khamovniki
The Leo Tolstoy estate museum in Khamovniki is a historical building which used to belong to Tolstoy himself. The museum is notable for the fact that everything here is just the way it was when Tolstoy lived here in 1893-1895 as if the time has been frozen.
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Burganov House
The Burganov House is a small museum of modern sculpture, which evolved out of the studio of Alexander Burganov, a laureate of the USSR State Prize. It is a successful attempt to involve the audience in the varied and exciting world of three-dimensional art.
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LERMONTOV HOUSE MUSEUM
Mikhail Lermontov’s house in Molchanovka Street dedicated to Lermontov’s days in Moscow is a unique place. This is the only building in the capital that ‘remembers’ the poet. He moved there with his grandmother in 1829 and lived there for about three years.
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Melikhovo Estate Museum
The Chekhov State Literary and Memorial Museum in Melikhovo near Moscow is one of the most interesting house museums dedicated to A. Chekhov. This place has preserved the mansion perfectly, as well as the outbuilding, and the garden of the estate.
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Mikhail Bulgakov's House Museum Theatre
Mikhail Bulgakov's House Museum Theatre is dedicated to the times in which the great writer lived and created his works in and to help immerse visitors in the atmosphere of the epoch, the museum team offers unique walking tours of Bulgakov's Moscow.
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Sergey Konenkov Museum Workshop
The memorial studio-museum of sculptor S.T. Konenkov is one of small and little-known museums. The most valuable part of the display is undoubtedly Konenkov’s own works - this museum in Pushkin Square contains the largest collection of his works in Russia.
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The Tchaikovsky and Moscow Museum
The Tchaikovsky and Moscow Museum is located in the Cultural Centre devoted to this outstanding Russian composer. The rooms and interiors accurately convey the lifestyle of 19th-century Moscow, and his personal effects recreate the atmosphere of his artistry.
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Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
Not every tourist makes it to the Mikhail Bulgakov Museum at 10, Bolshaya Sadovaya street, although this former communal flat has had a distinguished history. It was here that Mikhail Bulgakov and his first wife spent their first four years in the capital.
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Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko Apartment Museum
In the memorial apartment of the famous theatre director and playwright V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, there are a lot of his personal belongings. Throughout the apartment prevails an atmosphere typical of that incredible era when the Moscow Art Theatre was created.
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Ilya Glazunov Art Gallery
Ilya Glazunov Art Gallery presents works by a prominent Russian painter, holder of the UNESCO medal for ‘outstanding contribution to world culture’. He interprets the history of Russia and its role in the development of human civilization in his artwork.
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Yesenin Museum
Sergei Yesenin State Museum is probably one of the smallest and least accessible house museums in Moscow. There are no large permanent exhibitions devoted to Yesenin in the capital, even though the city played an important role in the poet’s life and career.
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Tchaikovsky House-Museum in Klin
The main museum devoted to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is located in the town of Klin in Moscow Oblast, in the house where the composer spent his last years. Today, this is the oldest music memorial museum in Russia created by Tchaikovsky’s brother.
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Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum
The Alexander Pushkin Memorial apartment is the last museum in Moscow where the great master of the Russian literature lived and which he owned. It was here that Alexander Sergeevich brought his young wife Natalia Nikolaevna after their wedding in 1831.
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Boris Pasternak House Museum in Peredelkino
The poet and writer, whose creative mind produced work contrary to the Soviet authorities, was only 46 when he fell into disrepute with the government. He had to retreat to his dacha in the writer’s colony of Peredelkino, where he felt more safe.
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Andrey Beliy Memorial Apartment
Andrei Bely Memorial Apartment in Moscow is considered to be the only museum created in memory of the outstanding poet and philosopher of the Russian Silver Age. He spent 26 years of his life in an old building on the corner of the Arbat and Denezhny Lane.
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Vasnetsov House Museum
There is a truly remarkable Moscow art museum located on a quiet lane near the Garden Ring in Moscow. The museum is the house of Viktor Vasnetsov, a famous Russian artist. Viktor Vasnetsov is a past master of painting who created the Neo-Russian style.
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Sergey Korolyov House Museum
The great Soviet rocket scientist and engineer Sergei Korolev spent the last years of his life in this house, which became a museum in 1975. The extraordinary furnishings of the house, which remains authentic even in small details, are comfortingly sincere.
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Konstantin Stanislavsky House Museum
Konstantin Stanislavsky House Museum impersonates its former inhabitant perfectly. The museum tells about Stanislavsky’s energetic vividness and restless enthusiasm, his modest living, and, of course, his immense and priceless legacy for modern theatre.
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Sergei Prokofiev Museum
Sergei Prokofiev Museum in Moscow is dedicated to the outstanding Russian composer, pianist and conductor of the first half of the 20th century, Sergei Prokofiev. He spent the last six years of his life (1947 to 1953) in this communal apartment.
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Ostrovsky House Museum
Alexander Ostrovsky’s House is an integral part of the A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow. Out of all Moscow locations associated with Russian writer Alexander Ostrovsky only this house in Zamoskvorechye District has survived to this day.
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Anton Chekhov House Museum
The Anton Chekhov House Museum appeared in 1954 in the mansion, where the writer lived from 1886 to 1890. The museum will be of interest not only to admirers of Chekhov, but also to those who want to know about Moscow's way of life in the late 19th century.
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Marina Tsvetaeva House Museum
Marina Tsvetaeva House Museum is one of the most interesting house museums in Moscow. Talented Russian Silver Age poet, Marina Tsvetayeva, lived in this house with her husband Sergei Efron and her daughters during eight years of revolution and war.
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Apartment Museum
Located inside the left wing of the former Mariinsky hospital, Dostoevsky Museum occupies the apartment where writer Fyodor Dostoevsky spent the first years of his life. He considered them to be the most important period in any person’s life.
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