The Pushkin Country House museum
The Pushkin Country House museum in Pushkin town
The Pushkin Country House Museum was opened in 1958 in Pushkin town (formerly, Tsarskoye Selo) in a one-storied wooden country house which has preserved its original architectural shape up to our days.
It was built in 1827 (architect V. Gornostayev) and belonged to A. Kitayeva, the widow of the Senior Gentleman of the Bed Chamber. Pushkin rented eight rooms in Kitayeva’s house from May till mid September 1831 to enjoy his first summer of family life with his young wife Natalia. There Pushkin met with his friends including Nikolay Gogol and Vasily Zhukovsky, discussed literature and politics, entertained his relatives, walked in the Catherine garden and Tsarskoe Selo environs. Museum interiors, recreated according to the memories of Pushkin’s contemporaries, and materials exhibited in the rooms feature the poet’s life and work at that time.
Soon after his wedding Pushkin wrote to Pyotr Pletnyov: «I need a special study — and the rest doesn’t matter». In the mezzanine the poet’s Study was recreated where he wrote many of his masterpieces, such as «The Tale of the Tsar Saltan», Onegin’s Letter to Tatiana, and others. A special section of the exhibition is devoted to Nickolay Karamzin and Vasily Zhoukovsky — Pushkin’s senior contemporaries and literary mentors, who also lived in Tsarskoe Selo.
Museum address: 2, Puskinskaya Street, Pushkin, St. Petersburg, 196607
Telephone: +7 812 476 69 90
To get here:
By train: Suburban trains from Vitebsky railway terminal to the «Detskoye selo» station (
By shuttle bus: # 187 shuttle bus from “Moskovskaya” metro station
Hours: Daily except Monday, Tuesday and the last Friday of each month, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm (the ticket-office closes at 5:00 pm).
Price of tickets:
- Adults 150 roubles
- Students 80 roubles
- Schoolchildren 50 roubles
Free entrance on the 18th of May (International Museum Day)
Non-professional photography and video shooting of the museum interiors are allowed with a special permit. Permits can be purchased at the ticket office of the Museum
Photo and video permits — 200 roubles