Alexander Pushkin House And Museum

The Alexander Pushkin House and Museum is an important cultural monument in Chisinau. It is located several blocks northeast of the central parks, housed in a cottage where Russian poet Alexandr Pushkin (1799-1837) spent three years in exile between 1820 and 1823.

It was here that he wrote The Prisoner of the Caucasus and other classics. The complex is comprised of four buildings. The one with the A.S. Pushkin museum is the oldest. Also visit the Pushkin Museum in Dolna. 

Location

Anton Pann str. 19, Chisinau, Moldova

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-16:00

Closed: Mondays

Last Friday of the month

Contact: (Tel/fax/email/web)

Tel.:(+373 22) 292 685 / (+373 22) 242 653

Entry Fee

5 – 15 MDL

 

Alexandru Donici Estate

Opened in 1976, the museum is opened in the old mansion of the Doinici family. In 1806 the writer Alexander Donici is born here. Near the house are located: the church built by the writer's father, the family graves, and the spring "Stânca", arranged by the family of Demetrius and Helena Donici.

Location

MD-3526, Donici village, Orhei, Moldova.

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Closed: Mondays

Contact

Tel.: (+373 235) 73 549

Entry Fee

5-15 MDL

 

Alexei Mateevici Museum

            The house-museum of writer and poet Alexei Mateevici is located in Zaim village, Causeni. It was founded in 1988 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet. The building where the museum is located was built by his father, Michael Mateevici, a priest, near the village church. The spacious courtyard of the museum is full of trees and flowers. Since 1990 the house holds a monument to Alexei Mateevici.

The six rooms of the museum show the spirit of the age through exhibits of paintings, sculptures, household items and documents, a library of rare books, and antique furniture. Although Mateevici died at the young age of 19 years, he left an impressive literary heritage: a set of translations and nonfiction works about the history and development of Christianity in Moldova, as well as a collection of poems that were published after his death.

Location

Zaim village, Causeni, Moldova

Accessibility

Opening hours:

9:00-17:00 on work days

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Contact

Tel.: (+373 243) 72 337

GSM: (+373 69) 837 113 / (+373 68) 144 489

Entry Fee

5-15 MDL

 

Manuc Bei Estate And Manor House

Manor Manuc-Bei in Hincesti, which now houses the Museum of History and Local History, is located about 40 km west of Chisinau.

Prince Manuk Bay (Mirzoyan), whose family owned the estate is a remarkable figure. He was a renowned diplomat, and with his assistance in his palace in Bucharest the Russian-Ottoman peace treaty in 1812 was signed, according to which Basarabia fell under the protectorate of Russia.

In addition, he laid the foundation for the production of Moldovan wines on French technology. His descendants built winery on the estate and transferred the local wine production on industrial basis. The factory still exists, though, now it is a large modern enterprise - "Vitis Hancesti" (Vitis Hincesti), which produces high-quality wines. Experts from the French Institute of Wine (Bordeaux) classified some areas of the economy "Vitis Hancesti" as appellations, and one of the vineyards - even as a chateau.

The actual house is a real castle in the French style, with a winter garden, guard towers and a park - built in the second half of XIX century based on the project of Alexander Bernardazzi, and for decades was the estate of family Mirzoyan, descendants of Manuc-Bei.

In 70-ies of XX century Manor House Museum was opened, a collection which now number more than 20,000 artifacts. The most valuable is the collection of the Moldovan national costumes and textiles. At the same time, the museum permanently holds the exhibition "Maps and Documents," "The Lords of Moldova", "Ethnography," Diorama "Iasi-Kishinev battle during the II-nd World War, as well as the exhibition devoted to the flora and fauna of the Republic of Moldova. Of particular interest is the collection of butterflies and birds exhibited in the museum.

Location

Bernardazzi str. 2, Hincesti, Moldova

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Closed: Mondays

Contact

Tel.: (+373 234) 23 607

Entry Fee

5-15 MDL

 

National Fine Arts Museum Of Moldova

Located in central Chisinau, the National Fine Arts Museum of Moldova displays impressive art collections from local and European artists. It has more than 30,000 exhibits arranged within five galleries: Medieval and creative folk, Bessarabian, contemporary Russian, Western and Eastern European, and set design and decorative-applied arts. The museum also holds a beautiful collection of Orthodox icons.

It was founded in 1939 by sculptor Alexandru Plamadeala who selected 160 works of Bessarabian and Romanian artists to establish the Picture Gallery of Chisinau, the predecessor of the fine arts museum. The Gallery's first director was Auguste Baillayre, painter аnd professor at Ecolle de Belle Arte оf Chişinău. Unfortunately, during World War II the Gallery's initial collection was lost. In 1944, the museum was reestablished. The museum building is a former middle school for girls. The building was designed by famed architect Alexander Bernardazzi.

Location

31 August 1989 str. 115, Chisinau, Moldova

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Summer:  10:00-18:00

Winter: 10:00-17:00

Closed on Mondays

Contact

Tel: (+373 22) 241 312

Fax: (+373 22) 241 730

Email: artmuseum_md@yahoo.com

Web: www.mnam.md

Entry Fee

5-15 MDL

 

National Gagauz History and Ethnographic Museum

The Gagauz National Museum of History and Ethnography was founded in Besalma village in September 1966. The museum portrays the history, culture, and daily life of the Gagauz from ancient to modern times. It has more than 6,000 artifacts, including works of renowned writers, poets, and artists from Gagauzia. Some of the most valuable items in the museum are a collection of original films produced during the Gagauzian colonization of the Bugeac steppe.

You can see these films in the small cinema within the museum. Since 1988 the museum has been named after its founder Cara D. Ciobanu, a writer and researcher of Gagauz origin who spent his life safeguarding Gagauz culture. The local museum guides are the children of the founder D. Cara-Ciobanu, who will tell you with much passion about this small nation in the south of Moldova.

Location

Lenin Str. 110, Besalma village, Comrat, Moldova

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Tuesday-Friday: 8:30-16:30

Weekends:  8:30-14:00

Closed on Mondays

Contact

Tel.: (+373 298) 53 272

Entry Fee

5-15 MDL

 

National Museum Of Ethnography And Natural History

The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History is the oldest museum in Moldova known for its rich collections of geological, paleontological, zoological, entomological, archaeological, ethnographic, and numismatic.

It was opened in October 1889 on the occasion of the first agricultural exhibition in Bessarabia, organized at the initiative of Baron A. Stuart. The museum has more than 135,000 pieces, including important exhibits about the natural history of Moldova. The museum is divided into 2 parts: the first looks at the flora and fauna of Moldova and the second to the people of Bessarabia, their customs and traditions. The museum building was built in 1905 in an oriental style by architect V. Tsigankov making it a unique building in Moldova.

Location

Mihai Kogalniceanu str. 82, Chisinau, Moldova.

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Closed on Mondays

Contact

Tel: (+373 22) 244 002 / (+373 22) 240 056

Fax: +373 (22) 238 848

Email: mihai.ursu@muzeu.md

Web: www.muzeu.md

Entry Fee

5 – 15 MLD, free for children

Activities

Thematic exhibitions

Handicrafts workshops and master classes

 

National Museum of History of Moldova

The National Museum of History of Moldova is a place dedicated to the memory of the past; it preserves, researches, and displays the most significant artifacts that have been discovered on the territory of the Republic of Moldova from prehistoric times to the present.

The museum, founded in 1983, is located in a monumental building, which is located in the center of Chisinau and is remarkable for its history and architecture. In front of the building there is a monument "She-Wolf with Romulus and Remus", which has a deep symbolic significance and gives the museum a special individuality.

The museum possesses about 350,000 items of historical, artistic, or memorial significance, which can help our contemporaries to trace the development of culture and civilization of Moldova. These cultural values are contained in the collections of archeology, numismatics, documents, photos, old and rare books, memorial items, historical and geographical maps, weapons and military uniforms, furniture, icons, and decorative art. They are presented to visitors in the permanent exhibition "History and Civilization", the thematic exhibition "Treasures of the Past", the diorama "Iaşi-Chişinău Operation", and in various temporary exhibitions.

Location

31 August 1989 Street, No. 121 A, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Accessibility

Opening hours:

Summer:  10:00-18:00

Winter: 10:00-17:00

Closed: Friday

1, 7, 8 of January, March 8, Easter, May 1, August 31

Contact: (Tel/fax/email/web)

Tel.: (+373 22) 244 325 / (+373 22) 240 426

Fax : (+373 22) 244 369

Email: museum@starnet.md

Web: http://www.nationalmuseum.md

Entry Fee

2-20 MDL

Free entry: last Saturday and Sunday of each month, May 18

Activities

Thematic exhibitions

Book presentations

Scientific conferences, symposia, and sessions

Museum pedagogy programs

Creativity workshops

Film screenings

Cultural events

Festivals or Events

InternationalMuseum Day

European Night of Museums

European Heritage Days

Open-air cinema

Musical performances

 

Ralli Manor

"Ralli Mansion", Dolna village, Straseni district. It Dates back to the early nineteenth century and it belonged to the Ralli family. It has a traditional architecture and it is known for the fact that it was often visited by the Russian poet A. S. Pushkin, between 1820-1823, during his exile in Bessarabia. In 1946, the mansion was turned into a museum, that later becamen a branch of the museum "A. S. Pushkin "from Chisinau. In the 70s of the twentieth century it is reconstructed. Most museum exhibits are brought to St. Petersburg and Chisinau.

Location

MD-6425, Dolna village, Straseni, Moldova.

Accessibility: opening hours, disabilities access

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Closed: Mondays

Contact: (Tel/fax/email/web)

Tel.: (+373 264) 58 271

Entry Fee

5-15 MDL