Anna Akhmatova Museum
Anna Akhmatova called this Sheremetev's Palace home for a few months in 1918; today it houses her museum. The decision to set up Anna Akhmatova Museum was made by Leningrad Executive Committee in 1988. They planned to open the museum by the 100th anniversary of Akhmatova’s birth: the following 1989 was celebrated by UNESCO as Akhmatova’s year. There are about 50000 exhibits in the museum collection nowadays: books written by the Silver Age writers with autographs, Akhmatova’s editions, photographs and manuscripts and other objects.