Museum History

The house, where is located Sytin museum, is a building of the first quarter of the 19th century, and has historical and cultural value, as an example of Moscow profitable housing construction at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.

After the revolution of 1917, the apartment had been used as an editorial office of «Bednota» newspaper. Nowadays, the apartment is a museum named after Ivan Sytin. The apartment was allocated by the state to Ivan Sytin and his family. The main flat contains five rooms, in two of which — in a dining room and in an office, has been recreated as a memorial setting with furniture, household items, paintings and sculptures, books and photographs.

In the first room, at the entrance to the apartment, is situated a Coworking hall, which hosts temporary exhibitions and events. Another two halls show us samples of printed productions, which have been produced in mass circulation in the printing houses of the I. D. Sytin for over 50 years. Also, in these halls exhibits historical documents, showing the unique talent of Russia’s largest publisher and educator of the XIX century.

Recreated memorial space allows visitors to make a journey to the past, plunge into the atmosphere of a Moscow apartment at the beginning of the twentieth century, and get acquainted with the urban culture of that period.

Ivan Sytin Memorial Apartment


+7 495 629-85-52, +7 495 694-38-67 +7 495 629-49-20


Address: 12/2 Tverskaya Street, Moscow, 125 009

Opening hours

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)

The ticket office is located in Nikolay Ostrovsky Museum (Tverskaya, 14)