The Anna Akhmatova Museum in St. Petersburg

The Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House was opened in St. Petersburg on June 24, 1989, on the centenary of the birth of the poetess.

The museum’s collection has about 50 thousand items. This number includes, among other things, books by writers of the Silver Age with autographs, editions of books by Anna Akhmatova, photographs, manuscripts (both by Akhmatova herself and her contemporaries) and much more.

The museum is located in St. Petersburg in the southern garden wing of the Sheremetev Palace, where the poetess lived. Address: Embankment of the Fontanka River, building 34. The entrance to the museum is from Liteyny Prospekt, through the arch of building 53.

The arch and the garden leading to the museum from the side of Liteyny Prospekt is used as a spontaneous space for graffiti and art installations, it is widely decorated with poems written by passers-by.

When there are too many inscriptions, museum staff makes photos of the inscriptions on the walls and paint over the inscriptions, making space for new ones.

Working hours

Tue 10:30–17:30; Wed 12:00–19:00; Thu-Sun 10:30–17:30

Address: Fontanka River, 34, St. Petersburg.

Nearest metro: Dostoevskaya, Vladimirskaya.

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