Vologda served as a place of exile of political prisoners at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, especially during the period of Prime Minister Stolypin. Between December 1911 and February 1912 Iosef Stalin lived in a small wooden house while in exile in Vologda, which became a museum dedicated to him in 1937. After Stalin's death the museum's remit was widened to cover political exile in Vologda in general. The museum was refounded in 2007 as the Vologda Exile Museum and now details the lives of revolutionaries who were exiled here. It still includes a memorial section where the room in which Stalin lived during his exile has been preserved. The museum is run as a branch of the Vologda State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve.
|Location||33 Ulitsa Marii Ulyanova|
|Clock||10:00 - 17:00. Closed on Sundays|