"XX century" Literary Museum


The “XX century” literary museum is based on the memorial apartment of Mikhail Zoshchenko - one of the most iconic figures in Soviet satire. He wrote comic short stories exposing the quirks of Soviet daily life, which eventually led to his persecution and poverty. The exposition tells a story of the author’s life, as well as other famous literary figures who lived in this house, within the context of XX century Soviet culture - with its censorship, terror and great achievements at the same time.

The museum is particularly interesting for having preserved the authentic interior and belongings of M. Zoshchenko, who spent the last years of his life in this apartment.

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 200 RUB

4, Malaya Konyushennaya street / 9, Griboyedov Canal (entrance from Cheboksarsky lane, under the arch)

Closest metro station:
Nevsky Prospect, Gostiny Dvor

+7 (812) 571-78-19


Open hours:
Daily: 10.30 - 18.30, tickets until 18.00; Wednesday: 12.00 - 20.00, tickets until 19.30. Closed: Monday, last Friday of the month