Pskov National Museum

Pskov, Russia

The Pskov state historical, architectural and art museum, opened in 1876, is one of the oldest museums of Russia. It comprises three separate museums and a wide range of displays. The 2nd floor of the new building houses the war collection, with photos and artefacts from WWII, as well as information on more recent conflicts like Afghanistan and Chechnya. More interesting is the 1st-floor picture gallery, which has works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including paintings by Nikitin, Tropinin and Zhukovsky, as well as representations from the Russian avant garde, including a couple of Petrov-Vodkins.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1876
Category: Museums in Russia

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Larissa Lahtinen (22 months ago)
Pskov is a beautiful city. Great museum. Historic place.
татьяна иса (23 months ago)
Pskov is great at any time. On Oktyabrsky, 21, it seems, they bought dishes and souvenirs from the Pskov potter. Postcards at the post office can only be bought, inexpensive taxis around the city are 100 rubles, dinners are about 250, impressions are priceless.
Арина Заволоко (2 years ago)
Nice museum There is always something new to appear. We are waiting for new excursions
Ирина Смирнова (2 years ago)
Very interesting expositions. You can listen to guided tours. Recommend.
Ирина Смирнова (2 years ago)
Very interesting expositions. You can listen to guided tours. Recommend.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.