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Pushkin House Museum on Arbat

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In 1831 Pushkin took an apartment on the first floor of this house with his young wife. This was the first and only Moscow apartment of the poet to be preserved.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Arbat st., 53 | Metro Smolenskaya, Moscow 119002, Russia
+7 495 241-92-95
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pushkin used to live in this building in 1831. Inside a lot of original furniture, books, personal belongings and paintings. Really interesting to browse.

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Strange atmosphere here. We were stared at and followed in each of the rooms by borderline hostile staff - no idea wh we got such a reaction. Virtually no information in any language othr than Russian - just a few English sentences on an information...More

1  Thank Gordon2112
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a lovely cyan building located on the old Arbat pedestrianized street. However, the museum itself is rather small and there are no English explanations at all (unless you take the English guided tour). Skip the museum and just admire the lovely building.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The blue Pushkin House Museum on Old Arbat Street is easily accessible and the exhibits on Pushkin life time can be found there. For non-Russian visitors, try to take an English language audio guide for easy understanding on what you see at site.

Reviewed April 3, 2017

While it is true as other reviewers have pointed out that Pushkin spent little time here and that of the artifacts only the writing desk and the letters actually belonged to Pushkin it is still worth a visit. It is right on old arbat and...More

1  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I went there on our last morning right when it opened. Took for once an English language audioguide.Five or six beautifully reconstructed rooms where Pushkin resided before he was killed in his duel. Good helpful audioguide, quietly dignified exhibits. It is a good idea to...More

Thank Schilplin
Reviewed November 30, 2016

During the Soviet era communal apartments were located here, so there's nothing from a real Pushkin life (he lived just 1 year here) Yes, there are some exhibits, taken from antiques stores. And note, most things are never been owned by Pushkin! These things are...More

Thank Helgussa
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Tickets: 180 rub to enter, Photo: 100 rub, Audio guide: 200 rub I got all these tickets and turned out to be the good choice. There is an English description on paper in almost every room, which probably very closely matches up with what you...More

Thank Amethyst L
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum on a, rainy Sunday afternoon. It takes you one hour minimum. The only way to enjoy your visit is to take the audio guide. There are also some folders in English in each room but the best us the audio guide....More

Thank Mona v
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Just wandering in one of the most beautiful streets in Moscow, the Old Arbat, we suddenly found ourselves in the front of this very nice building. Here, after getting married with Natalia Goncharova, Pushkin and his young wife moved in. That was a rented house...More

Thank Oleg Y
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Crowds of tourists, both local and international take
in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New
Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt
Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open
to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring
one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds
and turn to the side streets and boulevards where
calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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