Sergei Kirov Museum

Sergei Kirov Museum information

St Petersburg , Russia
Address
Street Kamennoostrovsky pr 26/28
Telephone
+7 812 346 0217
Getting there
metro Petrogradskaya
More information
www.kirovmuseum.spb.ru
Prices
admission R50
Opening hours
11am-6pm Thu-Tue
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Lonely Planet review

The Sergei Kirov Museum is in the 4th- and 5th-floor apartment where one of Stalin’s henchmen spent his last days. Kirov’s murder started a wave of deadly repression throughout Russia. Don’t miss the Party leader’s death clothes, hung out for reverence: you can see the tiny, bloodstained hole in the back of his cap where he was shot, and the torn seam on his jacket’s left breast where doctors tried to revive his heart. The comfy apartment shows how the Bolshevik elite really lived and there’s also a charming section on the daily lives of St Petersburg’s children from 1917 to 1940.