Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House (Fontanny Dom), St. Petersburg

(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Learn about one of Russia's most-celebrated writers at Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House (Fontanny Dom), dedicated to the poet's life, times, and works. Akhmatova herself once lived in this apartment, which is part of a larger Baroque palace complex. Visit the museum and admire its collection of over 50,000 items, including manuscripts, photos, and artwork by Akhmatova and other related figures. The museum vividly portrays the struggles Akhmatova and her contemporaries faced during the rise of the USSR and Stalinist period, when much of their work was repressed. Make Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House (Fontanny Dom) a centerpiece of your St. Petersburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our St. Petersburg travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Museum is gorgeous! Rooms and interiors as if immersed in those early years. Sound, light-everything fascinates in this apartment! But garderobshhica is really hamovata.
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  • A beautiful Museum, but because of their size, are not in the crowd is very difficult. Perhaps I need to clarify in the cashier when it's better to come.
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  • Visited the Museum of 23.03.2017. Agrees with the previous recall, that staff are not too interested in visitors to the Museum. Feeling that way and there are straining it))) we came to the Museum about 13:40. In the cashier's Office was the only guard who said wait. It turned out that the officers surprised the bouquet which is delivered by a courier. We just heard: "and here is what I buekt ordered", "Oh ... Ah.. What a beauty "," how beautiful "," look ", etc., etc. ... Nobody notices us, and we all are looking forward to ... Then kathir said that really didn't noticed our presence near the cash register. Hastily she sold us tickets and sent to the Museum. There we waited for it. GARDEROBShhICA))) there were two of us. We removed the clothes and it came together to give away in the wardrobe. Disgruntled employee says: "well, what kind of jacket I take first?". We didn't understand her problem ... Said that you can take any because we still))) It displeased continued: "stood there talking ... specially came at the same time. and give me two jackets. specifically ... Yes.. Yes..... and left nagging-nagging ". So it was with us, and disgruntled comments. A lot of incomprehensible discontent we got prior to visiting the Museum. The museum itself and seals. Liked the interactive exhibit about the life and work of Anna Akhmatova. It is interesting to dive into the world of House, views that surrounded such a talented man. Bottom line: good, and Museum staff irritate visitors)))))))
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  • Nostalgic place for great Russian poet Anna Ahmatova. Great place for fans. There is a rich program of lectures (literature and art) in Russian only.
  • A good small museum-House (8 rooms), where Anna Akhmatova spent more than 20 years of his life. In each room there is a small sheet of description so audioguide is optional. Students-free entrance. The Museum staff when issues arise, all in great detail.
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  • Of course, it's better to go with a guide. But so nice to touch history: see couch on which loved lying Mandelshtam; Chess table, where he played Mayakovsky; Plaid, who hid herself Anna Andreevna. Strikes the strength of this woman and the squalor of the walls, where she spent so many days of detention.
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  • Favorite Museum, which make wonderful staff. ️ Coffee 🐈📚 ☕? Cats? Mandelstam? The Museum is constantly live on as many as three red "half sweat": Kesha, Osia and Peach
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  • While in the bustle of the city, here you can briefly dip into silence and tranquility. Wonderful place. Exhibitions are often held in halls, performances at the Theatre Fountain House, as well as outdoor activities in the Park.
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