20th Century State Literary Museum
The 20th Century State Literary Museum was established in 2007 at the former Mikhail Zoshchenko Apartment Museum, which was renamed and reorganized. The Mikhail Zoshchenko Museum was first opened 15 years prior, in 1992. Every item on display at the museum is genuine, making for a truly unique experience. The museum is a faithful recreation of the time when the writer lived in the building from January 1955 to July 1958. The museum holds the manuscript of one of the writer’s most significant works – Before Sunrise, as well as autographed editions of early stories, notebooks from 1915–1918, letters dating back across the years, and personal documents. The widow of literary critic Yury Tomashevsky gifted part of his archive to the museum. It is a unique collection of first editions by Zoshchenko and a selection of critical and literary articles.
Access by participant badge (advance registration required via the personal web office). The number of invitations is limited.