This literary museum, dedicated to Russia's most celebrated poet, stands just a few yards away from Palace Square and two blocks from Nevsky Prospekt on the quiet embankment of the Moika River. The museum is centered around Alexander Pushkin's memorial apartment where he lived in 1836-37, and died after being mortally wounded in a dramatic duel. On a wave of nationwide grief for the untimely death of this major Russian literary figure, Pushkin's apartment was carefully preserved, and remains a fine example of a nobleman's residence of the 1830s. One can visit the study of the poet and writer who gave the world the stories of "Eugene Onegin" and "The Queen of Spades", and set a standard of perfection for Russian poetry and literary language.
Several galleries of the museum feature literary and historical exhibitions.