Bulgakov Museum (Turbin House)

“House of the Turbins” is a literary and memorial house-museum of Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov, which was founded in 1989. The main exhibition is on the second floor. Here you can see Bulgakov’s personal belongings and learn the story of his life in Kyiv. This story is closely intertwined with his novel “The White Guard”. The name “Turbin House” was assigned to the building thanks to the writer Viktor Nekrasov, after his essay “The Turbin House” was published in the Novy Mir magazine. The house is not called by the name of the author of the novel. “White Guard”, and by the name of his heroes who “lived” here.

The building that now houses the Bulgakov Museum was built in 1889 for the wife of a local merchant. The Bulgakovs lived in this house for 13 years from 1906 to 1919 (they rented the entire second floor). The mansion has a stone basement and first floor, and the entire upper floor is wooden, lined with brick and roofed with iron. In addition to the Bulgakovs, about 60 other people lived here in 8 apartments.

More detailed information about the house-museum, as well as about the life of Mikhail Bulgakov in Kiev, can also be found in One Street Museum, which is also located on Andreevsky Spusk.

Where is the Bulgakov Museum (Turbin House) located?

Andreevsky descent, 13
(044) 425-31-88
10:00-18:00 (closed – Wednesday)