House-museum of Lev Tolstoy

L. Tolstoy estate

Dining room

House-museum of Lev Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) is one of a few wooden Moscow estates that have survived through the fire of 1812. Together with a peaceful garden and back-houses it is an oasis of the early 19th century Moscow.

The writer with his family lived here in winters and autumns for 19 years since 1882. There are more then 5000 possessions of the Tolstoy’s on display. In Tolstoy’s personal study there is his desk where about one hundred of his famous works were created at. Among them there were the novel “Resurrection”, the story “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”, “The Kreutzer Sonata“, “Father Sergius.

In several aspects it is an authentic part of Moscow well preserved in its holistic state.
The estate we converted to be a museum since 1921.

L. Tolstoy's house

View from the backyard.

Opened for visitors:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ticket office closed 30 min before the museum closing.
Days off: Monday & last Friday of each month
Entrance fee:
500 rub/adult;
300 rub/adult RF citizen;
free for kids under 16.
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