Varlam Shalamov Museum

In this house in 1907, Varlam Shalamov, the author of the famous "Kolyma Stories", was born and lived before his departure to Moscow in 1924.

The first floor in the south wing of the building, where the Shalamov family lived, has been turned into a memorial museum. In one of the building halls tourists can also enjoy exhibition of the Vologda regional art gallery. Since its opening, the museum has become a place of pilgrimage for those who cherish the literary heritage of Shalamov.

The exposition of the museum comprises the documents of that epoch, the author's publications, his personal belongings - a dispatch case and watches, handed over to the museum by Irina Pavlovna Sirotinskaya. Larch, delivered from Kolyma, has become the museum symbol. In 2008 the museum holdings was replenished with the only lifetime portrait of Varlam Shalamov, which is exhibited in the Vologda Regional Art Gallery. Each year, on June 18, the writer's birthday, and on January 17 on the day of remembrance, the museum hosts literary evenings.


Address: Vologda, Orlova street, 15
Phone: (8172) 72-14-07, 72-12-56
39.881666954799, 59.224807351785