State budgetary institution of the Republic of Crimea “Museum A.S. Pushkin in Gurzuf ”opened on June 4, 1989. The exposition of the museum with rare portraits, engravings and lithographs of the Crimea of the first half of the XIX century, objects of life of the Pushkin era allows you to make a fascinating journey through the places associated with the name of the poet, tells of poetic works written under the impression of memories of the Crimea.
The house in which the museum is located, was built by Duke A.E. de Richelieu, Governor-General of the Novorossiysk Territory, in 1811. And nine years later, at the end of the summer of 1820, young Alexander Pushkin stayed there, who arrived in Gurzuf with the family of General N.N. Raevsky, the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812.
The days spent in Gurzuf with Rayevsky left a noticeable mark on the poet’s creative biography. He stayed here for only three weeks, but considered this time to be the “happiest minutes of life,” to which he often returned later in verses and letters to friends.