Childhood home of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain becomes a museum

In Aberdeen, Washington, Kurt Cobain’s childhood home has been unanimously designated a museum by the Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. The modest house where the Nirvana singer grew up will be arranged as an exhibition, where fans can go back in time according to RollingStone’s reports.

Cobain lived in the house from 1968 to 1984, which his family sold to current owners Lee and Danielle Bacon in 2018. They bought the building and almost immediately had the plan to turn it into a museum. Due to neighborhood regulations, it can’t become a full-time museum, but by making private tours by appointment, Bacon hopes to attract enough people.

Kurt Cobain and his sister Kim at the front door of the family home.
©AP/Archive image – Kurt Cobain and his sister Kim at the front door of the family home.

“We are completely restoring the house to the vintage condition it used to look like when Kurt grew up here. It should really be a tribute to him, which is taken care of down to the last detail. In 20 years’ time, people will still have to know who he was, that’s what we’re going to teach them here,” said the owner.

Kim Cobain, Kurt’s sister, is also involved in the project. “I really enjoy contributing to this, and that my input is appreciated. Lee and Danielle really make something beautiful out of it.”

Kurt Cobain's childhood home in 2013.
© AP/Archive image – Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in 2013

The Nirvana singer ended his life in his then hometown of Seattle on April 5, 1994. A high concentration of heroin and sleeping pills was found in his blood.

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