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The most ordinary rooms, windows, and staircases – what can be remarkable about apartments located in old buildings? They keep the unique spirit of the past years. Some old apartments have become famous all over the world due to the fact that prominent literary figures, artists, and famous national heroes once lived in them. Apartments-museums are a completely separate category of cultural institutions. They are not at all like museums in the usual sense of the word. The creators of such museums strive to recreate the unique atmosphere that took place under the famous residents.

Charles Dickens Museum Apartment, UK

Fans of the famous English writer Charles Dickens should definitely take a walk along Doughty Street in London. The old house is located here. Apartments of the famous writer were once in it. This is the only surviving house in the city where the writer ever lived. That is why it was decided not to demolish the old building. The museum was opened there in 1923. Members of the Dickens society managed to save the historic building. It was founded in the early 20th century.

Charles Dickens Museum Apartment, UK Mostly students of philological faculties were representatives of this club at that time. Also, several high-ranking figures from among the writers of Great Britain were members of the club. They managed to buy the historic building. The museum organized by them continues to attract the attention of tourists even today. The writer's apartment-museum was completely renovated in 2012. Its visitors can fully immerse themselves in the unique environment of the past years today.

A significant part of the items that you can see in the museum today is authentic. They really belonged to Dickens in the past. Antique furniture and old works of art were brought to the apartment to create a special atmosphere in it. Ancient manuscripts and the very first editions of the writer's books are among the most valuable exhibits of the museum. Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to look into the writer's working studio. The atmosphere of the past years was restored to it as accurately as possible. The museum's collection has expanded significantly in recent years. Several films were based on Dickens' novels. The costumes of the actors and some other accessories used in the shooting are kept in the museum today. Next - Museum-Apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov

Museum-Apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia

Museum-Apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia The amazing museum is located in Moscow. It is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. This museum is located on 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street (or Big Garden Street). The apartment where the writer lived once became the museum. Mikhail Bulgakov and his wife moved to this building in 1921. There were only communal apartments in it at this time. The writer occupied only one room. Complete article

Museum-Apartment of Gabriele DAnnunzio, Italy

Museum-Apartment of Gabriele DAnnunzio, Italy You can visit the apartment-museum of the famous playwright and poet Gabriele D’Annunzio in the Italian city of Pescara. The building where this museum is located was built in the 18th century. The future world-famous poet was born and spent his youth in it. The historic building was declared a national landmark in the early 20th century. The museum was opened there in 1963. The building was badly damaged during the Second World War. But it was fully restored by 1949. Complete article

Apartment-museum of Albert Einstein, Switzerland

Apartment-museum of Albert Einstein, Switzerland The former apartment of the world's most famous physicist and researcher Albert Einstein is located in Bern on 49 Kramgasse Street. He lived in this apartment for a very short time, only two years. He worked for the Swiss patent office during this period. The museum occupies two floors of a historic building. The old furniture of the scientist's apartment was restored as accurately as possible on the second floor. Beautiful antique furniture and photos of the scientist and his family members are among the exhibits presented in the museum. You will also see authentic interior items that once adorned his home. Complete article

Museum-apartment of Maxim Gorky, Russia

Museum-apartment of Maxim Gorky, Russia A beautiful old house is located in Nizhny Novgorod on Semashko Street. The great Russian writer Maxim Gorky lived there in 1902-1904. He lived here for 2 years. The small apartment turned into a real center of the city's cultural life during this time. The museum is located in a beautiful wooden house. It was built in 1881. It is a historical monument of Federal significance today. Many famous literary figures of the early 20th century visited this apartment. Gorky's best friend Leonid Andreev, as well as the famous writer and publicist Evgeny Chirikov, are among them. Complete article

Museum-Apartment of Victor Hugo, France

Museum-Apartment of Victor Hugo, France The most beautiful Rohan mansion is located on the Place des Vosges in Paris. It is one of the most significant architectural monuments in the city. Victor Hugo rented an apartment in this mansion between 1832 and 1848. A museum dedicated to the writer's work is located in this apartment today. The opening of this museum took place more than a hundred years ago, in 1903. It keeps an interesting thematic exhibition. Fans of the writer will be able to see personal belongings and manuscripts of Victor Hugo here. There are also the very first editions of his works here. Unusual paintings and sculptures dedicated to Hugo complete the collection. Complete article

Museum-apartment of Mozart, Austria

Museum-apartment of Mozart, Austria You can visit the museum-apartment of Mozart in Vienna. It is located at 5 Domgasse Street. The composer lived here for three years – in the period from 1784 to 1787. His apartment was on the second floor. It consisted of four rooms, as well as a kitchen and two workrooms. The composer changed more than ten apartments during his stay in Vienna. He lived the longest in this apartment. It was in this apartment that he worked on the opera "The Marriage of Figaro", as well as other outstanding works. Complete article

Anne Frank Huis, Netherlands

Anne Frank Huis, Netherlands This beautiful old building is located on the Prinsengracht embankment in Amsterdam. The Anne Frank Museum is located in it. This museum is dedicated to the ordinary Jewish girl. She was forced to hide for several years from Nazi persecution during the war. Anne Frank's family lived in the same historic building where the museum is located today. The diary of a Jewish girl made her famous all over the world. She ran it for two years. Modern producers made a film based on this diary. Complete article

Apartment-museum of Wenceslas family, Lithuania

Apartment-museum of Wenceslas family, Lithuania The most interesting museum is located in Vilnius. It is dedicated to the Lithuanian literary critic, writer, and public figure Antanas Venclova. It was opened in the apartment where the writer's family lived between 1945 and 1971. The museum owes much of its foundation to the Museum of Vilnius Writers. Its employees began forming the museum's foundation in 1973. The main part of the exhibits that you can see in the museum today was received from the writer's wife. Complete article

Museum-Apartment of Jose Marti, Cuba

Museum-Apartment of Jose Marti, Cuba You can visit the museum in the capital of Cuba. It is dedicated to the national hero, writer, and public figure Jose Marti. He died during the battle with Spanish troops in 1885. It is dedicated to a national hero. The museum is located in a beautiful 19th-century building. His mother and children lived in this house for a long time after the death of the poet. The entire house was purchased by the city authorities in 1901. The opening of the museum dedicated to Jose Marti took place much later, in 1925. Complete article
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