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"The House of a Station Master", a museum

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"The House of a Station Master", a museum of literature characters of A.S. Pushkin and road life of Pushkin times (the Gatchina District, Vyra Village, 32a Bolshoy Prospekt). The museum was founded on October 15, 1972. The legend connects the post station in Vyra Village with Pushkin's tale "Stantsionny smotritel" ("The Station Master"). The poet went along Belourussian Road (now Kiev Road) many times and stayed in Vyra Post Station. The main building of the station was restored in 1972 by the architect A.A. Syemochkin according the project of the architect-restorer V.V. Ekk. The All-Union Museum of A.S. Pushkin, the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communication, the Leningrad Department of the All_Russian Society of the Defence of Culture and History Monuments, the local kolkhoz named after V.I. Lenin were taken part in forming the museum. There are about 4 thousand items in the museum funds, including the big ethnographic collection. All story details have been taken and presented into the exhibition: the inner porch furnishings, the "clean" part in the house used for passengers - ladies and gentlemen, the station master Samson Vyrin's room, "Dunya's room", the part of the house for coachmen. The museum staff regularly hold temporary exhibition. On average more then 20 thousand people visit the museum. Every year the traditional festival devoted to A.S. Pushkin is held in Vyra in June.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Ekk, V.V.
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Semochkin, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Vyra Village/Bolshoy Prospekt
Topographical landmarks/Kievskoye Shosse (Kiev Highway)

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