Restoration of Historical “Postal Station Manager's House”

Best Implemented Project of Temporary or Permanent Museum Exposition

About the project
The project aimed to preserve a unique site housing a museum associated with the name of Alexander Pushkin and the history of the Russian postal service. As a result, the museum has been able to expand its excursion, cultural and educational activities, which will attract more visitors in the future.

“The Postal Station Manager's House” is the first museum in Russia devoted to a literary character. Using historical documents and Alexander Pushkin’s story “The Station Manager,” the designers were able to recreate the interiors of a 19th century postal station.

All the museum exhibits are authentic. For instance, there is a logbook with Alexander Pushkin’s travel papers lying on it. On the table near the large oven, visitors can see some teaware dated back to the 1820s. There are also untouched beds of travellers staying at the station and their luggage.

Vyra, the Leningrad Region, Russia

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Liteynaya Chast'-91

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