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Pushkin Museum and Memorial Apartment
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St. Petersburg Private Tour of Pushkin Museum and Dostoevsky Museum
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Owner description: Celebrated Russian poet Alexander Pushkin died tragically in this apartment building, which is now a museum honoring his life and works.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Touching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I only knew half of Pushkin's story, and this museum - in fact, his last apartment where he actually dies - tells his story. The audio guide is well done, a bit on the dramatic side, but very touching and informative. Made me want to look up the whole story on wikipedia afterwards.

Visited June 2014
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“Another palace......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had just seen Catherines palace, and then we went to Pushkin, which was another palace that was bombed in the war, but was told was completely restored. I think it is hard for Pushkin to play second chair to Catherines, but it was a very nice place to visit. Im a history buff and really was taken by all the photos of the palace when it was lying in ruins from the war.
The restoration was admirable and they should be commended, but it left me with questions about the quality of workmanship. I guess it was impossible to re-create the incredible details of the original work, which can be seen in areas that were not harmed.Still, the task of re-creating a culture decades later must have felt unsurmountable.

Visited June 2014
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Wonderful wonderful little museum. If you know Puskin's work and his story, then you will find this place fascinating.... a real insight into his life (even though he and his family stayed for such a short time here on the Moika). The collection is rich and the audio tour very clearly presented. A little dexterity might be needed to stay in front of or behind the groups of Russian school kids and the rather loud guides, and be aware you need to purchase an additional ticket to be allowed to use your camera or camera phone. The air of sadness in some of the rooms is palpable....

Visited June 2014
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

This little museum is quite interesting -- but know before you go that Pushkin spent just a year living here before he was killed and brought back to this apartment -- so it's not a deep look at or exploration of his life. The audioguide will take you through each room, focusing on what led up to his dramatic duel and what happened on the day he died. Quite a delightful museum and worth a visit. I found it a bit difficult to find, since it's quite a few blocks down a small street and not well marked. Still it's worth visiting, esp if you want a little glimpse into the life and times of Russia's most famous and revered poet.

Visited September 2013
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“Small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This museum seemed to cater more for Russian locals although an audio guide was available we found it a little confusing to negotiate the rooms as there were group tours also in the small space. However, the story of Pushkin's death and final hours haunts the place and certainly had an impact.

Visited April 2014
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