Gorky Literature and Memorial Museum of Samara

Location: 155 Frunze Str., Samara.

Tel.: 007 846 332–11–22


Hours: Tuesday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Aleksey Tolstoy Residence Museum is the only literary museum in Samara located in the residence where the young Aleksey Tolstoy used to dwell. Apart from writings of Mr. Tolstoy, the literary exposition includes works of major part of profound writers of 20th century. On the territory of the longstanding residence, significant and unprecedented cultural events are arranged — from dancing parties and the well-known Night in the Museum Event to modern movies screening. Young visitors are welcome by a bronze cast statue of Buratino, a character by Aleksey Tolstoy that has gained a universal appeal worldwide. In 2016 the Museum completed its expansion project and a new building at 113 Kuybyshev Str. was opened. Now it hosts thematic exhibitions.