Bulgakov Apartment - Museum Private Tour

Mikhail Bulgakov is the greatest writer, whose works are read by several generations, his books have been translated into various languages of the peoples, he has tens of thousands of admirers around the world. The Bulgakov Museum commemorates the life and work of author Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov in an apartment where he lived in Moscow and in which he set portions of his novel The Master and Margarita. Graffiti, including text from the novel and drawings of its characters, have decorated the external walls and stairwells of the apartment building.

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    • English-speaking guide and driver
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      Stop At: Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum, Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 10 Entrance 6, 4th Floor, Apt. 50, Moscow 125047 Russia

      Back in the 1990s the empty Bulgakov flat was a hang-out for dissidents and hooligans, who painted graffiti and wrote poetry on the walls. Nowadays, this tradition continues and you can add your own contribution to the historic scrawlings. Inside the flat, you'll find some of the author's personal items, as well as posters and illustrations of his works.

      Before the revolution in 1917, this house built for well-off citizens in the Art Nouveau style used to house a dormitory for students of the Higher Women’s Courses. When the Bolsheviks members of a wing of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party, which, led by Lenin, seized control of the government in Russia (October 1917) and became the dominant political power came to power, the flats were involuntarily “stuffed” with all sorts of people. The writer’s family lived in one of its rooms from the autumn of 1921.

      The museum founders tried to recreate the atmosphere of Bulgakov’s life during that period – a time of poverty and obscurity as well as of expectations and his first literary successes. This flat has preserved its initial layout of the 1920s. It comprises a corridor, the White Hall, a kitchen, Bulgakov’s room, the living room, the Blue study and a space for temporary exhibitions. On display in the “Sinister Flat” are items which belonged to Bulgakov’s family, including manuscripts and photos. Similarly to most other museums, exhibits can only be fully understood when accompanied by a Bulgakov historian or museum employee’s account of events. You can get these explanations during a themed tour of the flat or on one of the night walks. The Bulgakov museum follows current cultural trends and organises interactive exhibitions so that its visitors can experience the communal flat lifestyle of the beginning of the previous century at their own pace. This exhibition is called ‘The Shadows‘.

      Duration: 4 hours

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      9/4/2019 - 10/25/2021
      Wednesday:01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
      Thursday:01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
      Friday:01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
      Saturday:01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
      Sunday:01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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    Activity ID: V-7772P302

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