The Anton Chekhov Literature Museum is located in the old building of the boys classical gymnasium where Chekhov once studied. It is part of the Taganrog State Literature, History, and Architecture Museum and Preserve.
The building was constructed in 1843 based on the design of architect F.K. Boffo in the style of Russian provincial classicism. Until 1975, the building housed Secondary School Number 2, which as named after Chekhov in 1954.
Chekhov himself has spent 11 years, fr om 1868 to 1879, studying in this school, the oldest educational establishment in the south of Russia. For a long time, the Taganrog gymnasium was the only secondary educational institution in the region.
The literary and commemorative exposition «Writer and Motherland» was inaugurated in stages fr om 1980 to 1985. The goal of the exposition is to study of life and work of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and the importance of the city of Taganrog in his literary estate. It is in Taganrog that he lived half of his life. This is the place where his character was formed, wh ere his interest in writing was born, and wh ere he gathered the impressions that later formed the basis of much of his work. The memory of his years in the gymnasium have been reflected in many of Chekhov's stories: «This and That», «The Tutor», «The Teacher of Literature», «A Classical Student», «Ariadne», «The Man in the Case» and others.
On January 29, 2010, to mark the 150th anniversary of Chekhov's birth, a new exposition titled «Chekhov: to his hometown and the world» was inaugurated, offering more than 1,600 new exhibits. The latest museum technologies have enabled the expansion of the museum's space, offering access to exhibits that have never been shown before.
|Phone number:||8 (8634) 61-00-13, 61-14-66|
|Address:||Rostovskaya oblast, Taganrog, Oktyabrskaya st., 9|