Peter I House Museum
Peter's small house in Kadriorg.
In distant 1714 Peter I has got this house from the burgomaster of Revel Drenteln for 2800 roubles in silver. Today in the small house, the kitchen of Peter's time, the bed on which rested Catherine I, the chairs in the dining room had completely remained. In the office of the sovereign the two wardrobes, the table with the card of the Baltic on it, the globe, the three armchairs, the model of the corvette "Shlisselburg". On walls there are the samples of the weapons of that time, there is even a mould from the hand of the tsar. In the bedroom of the monarch, near to Peter's magnificent bed there is a modest cot of an aide-de-camp which was then the writer Pushkin's well-known ancestor Gannibal's cot.
The small house is rather modest, all conditions confirm once again the Peter's widely known asceticism. After the death of the tsar the small house and the park surrounding it have fallen into decay, and have been restored by the order of the emperor Alexander I who has visited "the old palace" in 1804. Till 1939 near the small house was the "Peter's sauna", however the authorities have considered such an "applied" construction invaluable, and the sauna has been disassmantled. During the Second World War in the small house there was a German warehouse, but, thank God, the majority of the exhibits settled had not suffered. The excursion into Peter I House museum gives a true pleasure to everybody who is interested in history of Russia.
Mäekalda 2, City Centre, Tallinn
|Phone:||(+372) 601 3136|
|Open:||01.05 - 31.08 Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00 | 01.09 - 30.04 Wed-Sun 10.00 – 16.00|
|Price:||Adult 1,92 €, Concession (students; pensioner; ITIC ) 0,96 €, Family (2 adults with their children up to age 17) 3,38 €|