The Kyiv Museum of Alexander Pushkin was opened in May 1999 as a branch of the Kyiv History Museum. The opening was dedicated to the celebration of the 200th birthday of the great poet.
The museum exposition comes from the private collection of Yakiv Berdichevsky—a Kyiv collector and researcher of Pushkin’s life. While getting ready to emigrate to Germany in 1987, Berdichevsky donated his collection to Kyiv on condition that that Kyiv open a Pushkin Museum in the city.
The contents of the museum are large and diverse. The bulk of the museum’s collection are exhibits from the first half of the nineteenth century. Among the most valuable items are books with the autographs of friends and contemporaries of Pushkin, as well as the political works of famous statesmen of the period. The museum takes special pride in its lifetime editions of the poet’s works. For example, the museum has some of the original chapters of the novel Eugene Onegin. You can also find the first editions of Ruslan and Lyudmila, Southern Poems, The Bakhchisaray Fountain, and The Prisoner of the Caucasus.
The museum not only chronicles the life of the great poet, but also holds unique items that portray the political and culture life of the time period.
The museum building is itself famous, although Pushkin never stepped foot in it. The Pushkin Museum is located in the house of another world-famous writer, Mikhail Bulgakov.
The Kyiv Museum of Alexander Pushkin is part of a community of 28 Pushkin museums in the world, and is a branch of the Kyiv History Museum.
Kyiv, 9 Kudriavska, St. (metro station “Maydan Nezalezhnosti”)
10.00-18.00 (ticket office until 17.15)
Monday – closed
Last Thursday of each month — closed
First Tuesday of each month – free entrance
Tel: +380 (44) 272-42-06