Museums and Picture Galleries
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
The Mikhail Bulgakov Cultural and Educational Centre was opened in 2004. The museum is widely popular not only with Muscovites, but also with anyone interested in Bulgakovs works.
The Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov lived next door, in apartment No. 50, which is now home to the Bulgakov Fund. It is believed that the unique atmosphere and the interesting characters who lived in the communal flat became the prototype for the Odd Flat described in Bulgakovs famous novel The Master and Margarita.
The creators of yet another centre dedicated to the writer have compiled a unique electronic exposition about the life and works of Mikhail Bulgakov, which features more than 500 photos and documents, personal belongings, as well as excerpts from movies that were based on Bulgakovs work. What is more, the centre regularly hosts exhibitions of art, photos and paintings created by different artists, all of which are united by the writers books. There is a new exhibit every month, and expositions by famous artists are always followed by those of amateurs.
The walking and bus tours around Moscow which begin at the Bulgakov House and are guided by the museums staff have become quite popular. Half of the museums staff is made up of guides who have been trained in literature and culture studies. The museum also offers courses in studies of Bulgakovs works, organizes lectures and special venues for experts and lovers of Bulgakovs creative works.
Bu Theater also operates at the Bulgakov House. The actors may even greet you right on the staircase, and you will find yourself captivated by the performance to such an extent that you might even want to take part in it. The Centre has also opened Café 302-bis, and despite its small size, it is quite cozy. The museums creators thought it would be a good idea for the visitors not only to take a tour of the gallery and its exhibitions, and listen to lectures or poems and prose performed by the authors themselves, but also enjoy a cup of coffee in the cozy and mystical atmosphere of the Bulgakov House.
10 Bolshaya Sadovaya St., (1st floor)
Metro station Mayakovskaya (pass the Satire Theater, turn into the arch and walk to the left).
For information call: +7 (495) 970-0619, 775-9461.
Opening hours: 1 p.m.11 p.m., 1 p.m.1 a.m. (in the summer, on Friday, Saturday).
Entrance fee: free
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* This information and photo are based on material courtesy of: Bulgakov Museum
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