Literary Memorial Museum of I. P. Kotlyarevsky
Address: 18, Pervomaysky Ave
Tel.: +380 (5322) 7-41-60
Working hours: 9.00-17.00
Day off: Friday, Saturday
The museum was founded on the 28-th, September, 1952 in the old house, which, according to legend belonged to a famous poet and dramatist B. B. Kapnyst. Today, this museum is entered in the State list of Ukraine’s Landscapes.
There are many various visual aids - each item is placed in right chronology. All these things tell us about course of life and creative development of famous Poltava citizen who was a founder of Ukrainian literature’s new age. Ivan Kotlyarevsky is the author of Ukrainian “Eneida” and such plays as “Natalka Poltavka”, “Moskal-charodey”. In this museum one can find writer's personal things, manuscript archive which was given by Saltykov-Shchedrin Public library (St. Petersburg), paintings, and large library of writer's lifetime issued books.
Among unique exhibits there is first writer's lifetime publication of the poem “Eneida” (1798). Also, the museum exhibition brightly describes life of Ivan Kotlyarevsky, his civil and office activities as: the keeper of poor nobles’ children education House, a trustee of Poltava charitable houses, a director of the first Poltava stationary theatre.