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Pushkin House Museum (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Moyka river Embankment 12

Tel. 571 3531

Open: 10am- 6pm Wed- Mon

Closed: last Friday each month, public holidays

 

 

 

 

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Description of Pushkin House Museum

Pushkin House Museum is a private townhouse that is most famous for its resident, A.S. Pushkin. He was and still remains the arguably the most popular poet in Russia. Original apartment building was constructed in the 1720's and originally belonged to Volkonsky family. They were a closed friends of Pushkin and later rented it to him during his last years of life. Here in his house on Moyka he finished "The Captain's Daughter", "History of Peter the Great" and numerous poems. From here A.S. Pushkin went to his final duel with George Dantes in 1837 where he was killed. Pushkin returned to his home and soon he died here. Shortly after death of a poet, his house was turned into a house museum. Today its houses a great collection of personal belongings, furniture, writings and even drawings that Pushkin made himself. On 10 February admirers of A.S. Pushkin come to Pushkin House Museum to honor his memory with a minute of silence.

 

 

 


 

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