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Alexander Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment

This literary museum, dedicated to Russia's most celebrated poet, stands just a few yards away from Palace Square and two blocks from Nevsky Prospekt on the quiet embankment of the Moika River. The museum is housed in Alexander Pushkin's memorial apartment where he lived between 1836 and 1837, and died after being mortally wounded in a dramatic duel. On a wave of nationwide grief for the untimely death of this major Russian literary figure, Pushkin's apartment was carefully preserved and remains a fine example of a nobleman's residence of the 1830s. Visitors can step into the museum and see the study of the great poet and writer of the famous epic novel in verse, "Eugene Onegin", and the well-known story "The Queen of Spades", both of which were later turned into operas by the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

  • The house at 12, Moyka River Embankment, home of the Alexander Pushkin Apartment-Museum in St Petersburg, Russi
    The house at 12, Moyka River Embankment, home of the Alexander Pushkin Apartment-Museum
  • Monument to poet Alexander Pushkin in the courtyard of the Apartment-Museum at 12, Moyka Embankment in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Monument to poet Alexander Pushkin in the courtyard of the Apartment-Museum
  • Sitting room at the Pushkin Apartment Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
    Sitting room at the Pushkin Apartment Museum
  • Alexander Pushkin's study in St Petersburg, Russia
    Alexander Pushkin's study
  • Exhibition entitled Pushkin. His life and art in St Petersburg, Russia
    Exhibition entitled Pushkin. His life and art
  • Manuscripts and sketches by the great poet in St Petersburg, Russia
    Manuscripts and sketches by the great poet

The museum boasts numerous literary and historical exhibitions, charting the life, work and times of arguably Russia's greatest writer.

Address:12, Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki
Metro:Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, Admiralteyskaya
Telephone:+7 (812) 311-3531, +7 (812) 314-0006
Open:Wednesday to Monday, 10:30 am to 6 pm. Last admission at 5 pm.
Closed:Tuesday and the last Friday of each month
Website:http://www.museumpushkin.ru/eng/
Admission:Adult: RUB 200.00. Children: RUB 100.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 200.00 Video: RUB 200.00. Audio-guide is available (in Russian, English, French, German and Italian).
Accessibility note:Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.
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