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Alexander Pushkin. Life and Creative Work

Literary Monographic Exhibition

In 1999, on the eve of Alexander Pushkin’s bicentenary birthday, the Literary Monographic Exhibition “Alexander Pushkin. Life and Creative Work” was opened on the second and the third floors of Volkonsky’s mansion at 12, Moika River where Pushkin’s Last Apartment is located.

The exhibition seventeen rooms present unique items of Pushkin’s epoch including the famous portrait of the poet by Vasily Tropinin (1827), his other life time portraits and that of his contemporaries, memorial objects such as Pushkin’s writing desk from the Boldino estate, Ivan Krylov’s favorite arm-chair, Mikhail Kutuzov’s camp stool, land patent letter from Empress Elizabeth to Pushkin’s great-grandfather Abram Petrovich Hannibal, and many others. One of the most amazing items of the exhibition is the Naschokin Doll House — a miniature replica of the house in Moscow which belonged to Pushkin’s friend Pavel Naschokin regarded as a monument of the noble society life of that period.

The exhibition also includes the first editions of Pushkin’s poem “Ruslan and Liudmila” and his novel “Eugene Onegin”. Pushkin’s manuscripts (copies on archival paper) enable visitors to comprehend the mystery of his creative process.

The exhibition based on the authentic materials of the late eighteenth — early nineteenth centuries features the poet as the key figure of the “Golden Age” of Russian culture.

Museum address: 12, River Moika Embakment, St. Petersburg, 191186
To get here: “Nevsky Prospect”, or “Admiralteyskaya” metro stations
Hours: Daily except Tuesday and the last Friday of each month, 10:30 am — 6:00 pm (the ticket-office closes at 5:00 pm)
Telephone: + 7 812 314 00 07

Price of entrance tickets without a guided tour:

  • Adults 70 roubles
  • Students 40 roubles
  • Children under 16 years free

Guided tours should be booked ahead.

Price of tickets to temporary exhibitions in the Green Hall:

  • Adults 60 roubles
  • Students 30 roubles
  • Children under 16 years free

Free entrance:

10 February (Pushkin Memorial Day)
18 May (International Museum Day)
6 June (Pushkin Day of Russia)