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Scriabin museum


Bolshoy Nikolopeskovsky lane, 11, Moscow
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Visit the great composer and feel the atmosphere of the Silver age.The memorial Museum of Alexander Nikolaevich Scriabin is one of the few in the world where it was possible to preserve the original atmosphere of the apartment of the beginning of the XX century. Here the composer spent three years of his life with his family. The interior remained the same as it was seen by Scriabin, stepping over the threshold of his house.


Scriabin Memorial Museum is located in the core of Moscow near Arbat Street, on Bolshoi Nikolopeskovsky Lane, building 11. One of the greatest composers of the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, pianist, poet, philosopher Alexander N. Scriabin spent the last three years of his life in this ancient mansion.

Scriabin created here a significant part of his creative heritage. He was the first to proclaim the connection between sound and light and used a special colored light key-board in his pieces. The composer's innovative ideas continue to inspire many creative personalities. Scriabin museum has become a meeting place for the unique history and modern cultural life of Moscow.

The Media Center “Scriabin's House”, launched on the basis of the museum, functions as a modern platform for experiments in the field of music, light-color-sound art, as well as a space for the development and presentation of innovative technologies located at the junction between music and new relevant practices. It hosts multimedia exhibitions, classical music concerts, master classes, creative meetings, color- music performances which promote Scriabin's ideas on the synthesis of arts.

Today, the Museum's collection contains about 30,000 items. Among them are documents, photographs,letters, posters, programs, manuscripts, autographed editions, lifetime editions of the composer's music.
The Museum has six rooms with Scriabin's interior: an entrance hall, an office, a living room, a dining room, a children's room and a bedroom. The nursery has not been preserved, and interesting archival documents are displayed in its premises.
During the excursions, visitors can hear the works of Scriabin in the author's performance.


The great Russian composer Alexander Scriabin spent the last years of his life in an old two-story house in one of the Arbat lanes. In 1912, he rented a seven-room apartment on the second floor of the city estate in the house number 11 on Bolshoy Novopeskovsky lane. The estate belonged to the famous scientist, philologist Apollo Grushka, the flower of the Moscow intelligentsia, like-minded composer constantly visited here. It was said that Scriabin loved his new home so much that he changed his habits – if before he preferred to go out, now almost every day he invited friends to his house, setting a good table for them.
In this house lived the family of Alexander Nikolaevich - his common-law wife, three children and other relatives, here he returned from a tour. In this house in 1915, he died at the age of 43.
Apollo Grushka kept the apartment with all the furniture, taking on the costs of its maintenance. After the revolution, the head of the Narkompros Lunacharsky gave the composer's widow a security certificate to ensure the inviolability of the premises.
On July 17, 1922, the Scriabin Museum opened to the public, and the first exhibition was prepared. The work of the Museum did not fade away during the war. Later, the composer's daughter from her first marriage, Maria scriabina, in collaboration with engineer Yevgeny Murzin, the Creator of the photoelectronic synthesizer, opened an electronic music Studio. Young musicians Artemyev, Volkonsky, Krejci, Schnittke and many other later famous composers worked here. The Moscow Experimental electronic music Studio lasted until the late 1970s.
In 2014, the main building of the Scriabin Museum was joined by a second three-story structure, which historically belonged to the Moscow city estate. It also belonged to Apollo Grushka and served as an apartment building. The new premises will house an exhibition and concert hall, as well as a storage facility.

Interesting Facts

Konstantin Balmont, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Nikolai Berdyaev, Sergey Bulgakov, Leonid Pasternak, Vsevolod Meyerhold visited the house in Novopeskovskiy pereulok.
By a mysterious coincidence, Scriabin died on the day of the end of the three-year lease of the apartment. He died of blood poisoning caused by a carbuncle on his lip.
The official wife of Scriabin Vera Ivanovna, whom the composer left for the sake of a young student Tatyana Shletzer, refused to give a divorce even after the birth of the couple's children. On the eve of his death, Scriabin managed to sign a petition addressed to the Emperor for the adoption of children from an unofficial marriage, and all three received the right to bear the father's surname.