Ivan Pavlov Museum
One of the first Russian Nobel laureates, the famous physiologist Ivan Pavlov, called this place home for the last seventeen years of his life - apartment number 11 in the second house on the seventh line of Vasilievsky Island.
It was built under Peter I and from the outset given to the Academy of Sciences. Twenty-six bronze memorial plaques are mounted on its façade. In the two and a half centuries of its existence more than 80 Academicians have lived and worked in it, and not surprisingly have come to be known as the Academicians’ House (or Academics House).
The Pavlov Memorial Museum was founded by his widow, Serafima Vassilyevna, a few years after his death. All things belonging to Pavlov, his library and collections were carefully preserved by his wife and his daughter.