Merchant Chernoglazov’s House-Museum “House with the lilies”

Vologda Oblast

Contact information

Vologda, Chernyshevsky ul., building 17

Operating hours

By agreement

Ticket price

Tour price is 100 rubles for a group of 10 people minimum

Museum founder (owner / director)

German Petrovich Yakimov



About museum

Chernoglazov’s house was built in Vologda in the second half of the 19th century and is a monument to wooden architecture in the Art Nouveau style. At different times, it was owned by representatives of the nobility, merchants, and philistines. With the establishment of the Soviet government, the building was nationalized, and for many years the city pharmacy No. 2 was located in it. However, in the early 2000s the building finally decayed and was put up for auction. Chernoglazov’s house was acquired by G. P. Yakimov, a private investor and owner of the “Lara 24” chain of flower shops At his own expense, he ordered the development of the project and carried out a comprehensive restoration of the building. The work was carried out at such a good level that, in 2017, Chernoglazov’s house received a diploma of the All-Russian Prize Archiwood, in the field of wooden house building and “Restoration” nomination. The restoration of the house was a resonant event for the city of Vologda, and in order to satisfy the interest of Vologda residents and guests of the city, as well as in respect for the rich history of the Chernoglazov’s house, in April 2018, a small exhibition was opened telling about the fate of this monument.

The museum’s collection is represented by various objects discovered during the restoration of the house (bricks and fragments of tiles with stamps, fragments of newspapers, original wallpapers, pharmacy bottles, etc.), as well as illustrative materials. Since the main purpose of the house is a 24-hour flower shop and a school of floristry, the museum operates on an irregular basis at the request of visitors.