V. Lenin's House Museum
V. Lenin's House Museum
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We were shown various rooms which have been preserved since Lenin lived there, including the bed where he died, his death mask plus casts of his hands (one clenched after an earlier stroke!). A bit macabre but nonetheless fascinating. The guides at the house explained everything in Russian and our guide translated it into English. Not sure if there are any tours in English if you visit independently though.
Written 10 October 2019
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Alan A
Edinburgh, UK187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The iconography is mixed, with a lot about the family which decorated and furnished the house but were then dispossessed after the Russian revolution, with tidbits about Lenin, his family and servants. Lenin's study was transferred here during the Yeltsin era, but the room in which he died seems to be well preserved, with his death-mask and casts of his hands providing a surreal connection with the man himself. His telephone room and the items in the garage somehow make him seem more of a real person, ruler of the largest country in the world.
Written 1 May 2019
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
You are taken round the house by an official guide who gives you all the official information about Lenin. He moves out of Moscow to live here after he'd been ill. There are rooms and furniture where he worked and lived, also some history about Stalin visiting him here.
Written 21 May 2017
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Janet R
Lafayette, CO612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
We went to the museum not the house. Website says it is open at 10am. We were sold tickets at the entrance to the property. When we walked into the museum, it was dark, no one greeted us and a locked iron curtain, closed off the displays. After 15 minutes of confusion we found an office and asked if we could see the museum, reply was:no tours until noon (it was 11:10). We had spent an hour getting there on public transportation!
Eventually, one of the 'guides' offered to open the iron curtain for us and give us a tour. No one spoke English and the displays were all in Russian. Luckily our son spoke enough Russian to translate for us and the guide did a good job of explaining much of the historical information, given the language barrier. It may be that the museum is by appointment only and if you only speak English you may need to reserve an English speaking guide in advance. None of these possibilities was mentioned on the website. So if you only speak English and are interested in the political history of the revolution, call ahead, you may need an interpreter. Well designed displays with many primary source documents. Almost like a library.
Written 29 May 2018
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Steen S
Moscow, Russia172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Visited Gorki Leninskiy (Го́рки Ле́нинские), which is the museum housing Lenin's office and apartment at the Kremlin after it was relocated by Yeltsin in the 1990's (awaiting restoration). The items in this building are original and many left exactly as they were when Lenin died.

The estate is also known as Lenins dacha, where he spent time with family and friends from 1918 until his death on January 21st, 1924

The estate and the buildings are not from the communist era, but rather from the 19th century (parts of it even older).

The estate is situated just outside of MKAD (outer ring road).

Very highly recommended to anyone interested in Russian/Soviet history. The park and museums can be visited during the year.
Written 22 January 2017
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