Literary and memorial museum-apartment of Nikolai Bazhan

The Kiev Literary and Memorial Museum-Apartment of Nikolai Bazhan is an apartment turned into a museum, in which the famous Ukrainian poet, translator, and public figure Nikolai Bazhan lived for about 40 years. The museum was opened on October 26, 2004, according to the will of his wife N. Bazhan-Lauer. Bazhan’s memorial apartment is located in the same building as Pavel Tychiny’s apartment museum. The museum is a branch of National Museum of Literature of Ukraine.

The memorial part of the museum reproduces the atmosphere in which Nikolai Bazhan lived and worked. The writer’s wife kept the apartment as it was during his lifetime. Museum visitors can explore the writer’s office, living room, art and other rooms, see his personal belongings, and feel the atmosphere of those years.

The literary part of the exhibition highlights the life and creative path of Bazhan: his genealogical roots, family environment, stages of creative and civic development at the beginning of the 20th century, during the era of the totalitarian Soviet regime, during the Second World War and the post-war period. The exhibition features lifetime editions of the artist’s poems, manuscripts, his translations of works by masters of world literature, photos from films based on his scripts, documents, government awards and other things related to him. The museum widely covers the participation of Academician Bazhan in the state, scientific, cultural and civil society.

Among the most valuable exhibits is his personal library, which contains more than 8,000 books, including works by the poet, unique photographs, works of painting and decorative arts, and others. The museum exhibits a unique collection of art glass – antique, Russian and Western European, Kosovo ceramics, Mezhigorsk faience and majolica. The collection of fine arts includes paintings by Ukrainian masters Ekaterina Belokur, Ivan Trush, Vasily Krichevsky, Sergei Vasilkovsky, Yakov Gnezdovsky, Nikolai Pymonenko, Mikhail Deregus, Russian artists Ilya Repin, Vasily Polenov, Konstantin Trutovsky, works by famous Western European masters of the 17th-18th centuries, engravings XVIII and XX centuries, Central Asian miniatures of the XVIII – XIX centuries.

Where is the literary and memorial museum-apartment of Nikolai Bazhan?

Tereshchenkovskaya street, 5
Mon-Fri: 09:00–17:00, Sat: 10:00–18:00, Sun: closed