Vladimir Nabokov, a Russian-born writer and entomologist, is most famous for his English-language masterpiece, Lolita. However, it was in a house in St. Petersburg that Nabokov learned English and French alongside Russian. While Nabokov was still a teenager, the Revolution made flight from the family residence necessary. While the original effects have long since disappeared from the house, the museum organization has made a home for Nabokov-related memorabilia and exhibitions and has transformed the family's former residence into the Nabokov Museum.
Nabokov Museum Collection:
The museum occupies the first floor of the former Nabokov house. On display are personal items from the Nabokov family as well as items that belonged the mature Nabokov. Some items have been donated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri.
The Nabokov Museum collection also includes butterflies that Nabokov collected and studied. Nabokov is known not only for contributing to the world of literature, but to the world of entomology, the study of insects. Lolita was created during butterfly-hunting excursions.
Contact Info and Opening Hours for the Nabokov Museum:
The Nabokov Museum is located at 47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street, St. Petersburg, Russia. It is open from Tuesday through Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm and noon to 5:00pm on Saturdays.
Nabokov Museum Website: www.nabokovmuseum.org