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The museum is a city estate of the XVIII century recreated at River Fontanka Embankment

For the amount of information this Museum occupies a special niche in the cultural life of contemporary St. Petersburg. In 2003 theMemorial Museum of G.Derzhavin and Russian Letters of His Time was opened in the central block of the house to mark the 300 anniversary of Petersburg. Since the beginning of 1790-ies and up to Derzhavin’s death (1816) of the poet’s house remained one of the cultural centers of St. Petersburg, the locus of spiritual life of the capital.

The literary exhibition «Owners of Russian Lyre. From Derzhavin to Pushkin» in the eastern wing of the house acquaints visitors with the history of Russian literature of the eighteenth century and different literary movements of that time.  On display are paintings, engravings, iconography, medals, applied art, and portraits of the most significant figures in literature, history and culture of the late eighteenth – early nineteenth century, copies of manuscripts of that time on archival paper, books, magazines, and other relics. 

Other permanent exhibitions working in the Museum are: «In the White Gloss of Porcelain» (porcelain of the late eighteenth - twentieth centuries), «Pushkin in the Memory of Generations» (works of the artists of the twentieth century), and «The National Pushkin Museum. Pages of History». They represent more than 100 years history of the National Pushkin Museum and its richest collections, demonstrating items not included into the main memorial expositions. The Derzhavin Estate Museum also has several halls for temporary exhibitions, literary and musical evenings, scholarly meetings and concert programs. In July the Museum holds the annual holiday of Russian poetry of the eighteenth century.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 118
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 713-07-17
  • Site: www.museumpushkin.ru
  • Email: vmp@museumpushkin.ru
  • Working time:
    Monday: 11:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday: Free
    Wednesday: 12:00 - 20:00
    Thursday: 11:00 - 20:00
    Friday - Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
    The last Friday of a month is a non-working day
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