This exhibition hall was opened in 1991 on the 100th birthday of a famous playwright, Boris Lavrenev. It’s a part of Kherson Museum of Local Lore. This place is called a house-museum because the writer lived there. After the death of Boris Andreevich, all his personal belongings, set of canvases, and antique furniture were given to the museum as valuable items.
What to see
There are books from a personal library of Boris Lavrenev, portrait of the Emperor Peter I, an ancient piano and a number of unique paintings. There are also handwritten drafts of famous Russian and Ukrainian authors such as Mykola Kulish, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Ostap Vyshnia, and Dniprova Chayka.
There is also a collection of approximately 16,000 ancient photographs. For convenience, the pictures are categorized in the following way:
- pre-revolutionary photographs;
- World War II ;
- city landscapes.
Every year the collection grows with the additions of photographs from Ukrainian residents.
Entrance ticket price: from 15 to 30 UAH.
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How to get there
Location: 1 Teatralna Str. (corner of Ushakov Avenue).
Tourists can take any city transport that goes via Ushakov Avenue to Filip Orlyck Str.