Kyiv Pushkin Museum

Kyiv Pushkin Museum 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 Russian poet. The museum exposition is based on the private collection of Kyiv collector and researcher of Pushkin’s life – Yakiv Berdichevsky. While getting ready to leave for permanent residence in Germany in 1987, Berdichevsky donated his collection to Kyiv with condition that Kyiv would open Pushkin Museum in the city. The exposition of the Museum is large and diverse. The main part of the museum’s collection are exhibits of the first half of the 19th century. Among the most valuable items — books with signatures of friends and contemporaries of Pushkin, political works of famous statesmen of those times. A special pride of the museum is the lifetime editions of the poet’s works, for example some chapters of the novel “Eugene Onegin”. You can also find in the museum first editions of “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, “Southern poems”, “The Bakhchisaray fountain” and “The prisoner of the Caucasus”. The Museum tells not only about life of the great poet, but also shows items of political and cultural life of that time. Famous is the museum building itself. It has no relation to Pushkin because the poet has never been there. Pushkin’s Museum is located in the house where another world-known writer Mikhail Bulgakov used to live. Kyiv Pushkin Museum is part of the Community of 28 Pushkin Museums of the world.


Kyiv, 9 Kudriavska, Str.  (metro station “Maydan Nezalezhnosti”)

Opening hours:

10.00-18.00 (ticket office until 17.15)
Monday – closed
Last Thursday of each month — closed


Tel: +380 (44) 272-42-06 E-mail: