This obscure museum is a real gem, but unfortunately goes unnoticed by most tourists. I highly recommend visiting it if you have the time! It is located on Leontevskaya Street, only a few blocks from Gostiny Dvor. This museum's set up is something like a historical society. There, you will see many unique original photos, paintings, watercolors and maps related to the town of Tsarskoe Selo, later Pushkin. A lot of this material cannot be seen anywhere else. If anyone expresses interest, I can post some of it here (I was able to photograph a lot of it).
A plaque at the entrance of the museum reads: “Tsarskoe Selo: Founded in 1710, officially established as a town in 1808. From 1918, known as Detskoe Selo [Children’s Village]. In 1937, at the 100th anniversary of the death of the great poet, it was renamed the Town of Pushkin”.
Although this museum is not the fanciest or most well known of Pushkin’s museums, it offers a lot for those who wish to learn more about the town’s history. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and can provide answers to many questions about the town.
These ladies, both Pushkin natives, work as guides (as well as guards) at the museum to supplement their pensions. When you hear them speak, you can immediately feel how much they love their town and its history.