The House-Museum of

N.Rimsky-Korsakov in Tikhvin

The first N.Rimsky-Korsakov museum was opened in 1944 at Tikhvin in a one-storeyed wooden house, built nearly 200 years ago, where the future composer was born.

The House-Museum of N.Rimsky-Korsakov

The Red drawing-room.

The rooms of this house are furnished as they were at the time little Nika lived there. Many original belongings of Rimsky-Korsakov's family - an armchair, a clock, his clothes from when he was a child, portraits etc. were handed over to the museum as a gift by the composer's descendants.

This house is located amidst nature, on the riverside, opposite an ancient monastery. There Nika's mother taught him to love nature. He admired the fields, the forest, the stars, the flowers; he listened to the rustle of trees, to the birds' songs and to the ringing of bells from the monastery, to the church singing. He retained these impressions throughout his life.