The National Pushkin Museum is one of the oldest literary museums in Russia. It is the first-rate Russian museum devoted to the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
In 1997 on the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation the National Pushkin Museum was proclaimed an especially valuable object of the cultural heritage of Russia. At present, the Museum possesses a unique collection of iconographical, memorial and historical materials featuring Pushkin's epoch, as well as paintings, graphics, sculpture and pieces of applied arts by the prominent artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Not limited to Pushkin's life and creative work, the museum complex became storage of various documents on Russian history and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The unique museum complex includes:
The Pushkin Apartment Museum is a memorial museum dedicated to the last period of Alexander Pushkin’s life and creative work. It is located in one of the oldest stone mansions in St. Petersburg at 12, River Moika Embankment which used to belong to the noble Volkonsky family.
In 1946, The Nekrasov Apartment Museum opened in the apartment of the great Russian poet, critic and publisher Nickolay Nekrasov). Nekrosov lived at 36 Liteiny Avenue for 20 years from 1857 until his death in 1877.
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 Gavrila Derzhavin Estate Museum (118, River Fontanka Embankment) is a unique memorial complex recreated in 2003–2011. Besides the mansion where Derzhavin lived from 1791 up to 1816 and the Home Theatre, the poet’s city estate includes several blocks, the Orangery and the Garden.
The Pushkin Country House Museum was opened in 1958 in Pushkin town (formerly, Tsarskoye Selo). It is situated in a one-storied wooden country house whose original architectural shape has been preserved.
In 1949, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin’s birth, the Memorial Lyceum Museum was opened. It is situated in Tsarskoe Selo in the building that was formerly the Imperial Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum –one of the best boarding schools for noble boys in Russia, which was founded by Alexander I in 1811.