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Nizhyn. Post office

29.05.2022 66

The only museum in Ukraine “Post station”.

The museum was opened in 1993 in one of the buildings of the post office complex – a monument of architecture of the eighteenth century, which has survived to this day. The paths of prominent people once passed through the Nizhyn post office. Mikhail Lomonosov, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Griboyedov, Taras Shevchenko, Vladimir Dal, Eugene Hrebinka stopped here for a rest.

Ніжин. Поштова станція
In two rooms there is an exposition: a model of the station of the XIX century, stamps, envelopes, postcards and antiques of travel life – inkwells, lamps, bells, candlesticks.

Ніжин. Поштова станція

Station supervisor’s room. On the wall hangs a map of postal routes, there is an old table, benches, chests, suitcases. Also a corner for passers-by with a samovar, tea utensils.

In this house, on October 25, 1860, a prominent Ukrainian battle artist, academician Mykola Semenovych Samokysh, was born and spent his childhood in the family of a postman. The exhibition presents a variety of materials about the life and work of the artist and his students.

In the seventeenth – eighteenth centuries. Nizhyn was one of the largest trading cities in the Left Bank of Ukraine, with a population exceeding that of Kyiv. The main postal routes to Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Poltava, and the Crimea passed through Nizhyn.

 

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