Switch language


Back to list

Melikhovo Estate

This small estate near Moscow became known in world history thanks to the writer and playwright – Anton Chekhov, for whom this estate was one of his most beloved places. His plays: “The Seagull”, “The Three Sisters” and “The Cherry Orchard” have been produced for many years in numerous theaters both in Russia and in the world.

Chekhov was the owner of the estate from 1892 through 1899. Melikhovo is one of the most vivid examples of a small provincial estate. Here, preserved in good shape, are the manor house and Chekhov's favorite wing named Tchaika (Seagull) where he finished writing his well-known play by the same name. Anton Chekhov would never forget his primary occupation, that of a doctor. He earned his degree at the school of medicine of Moscow University. He established a hospital in Melikhovo where he would treat local peasants. It is no wonder that many years later the estate still remains a principal point on the map of

Russia traditionally associated with Anton Chekhov's life and creativity. Nowadays, this quiet and picturesque place is home to the Melikhovo State Literary and Memorial Museum-Preserve of Anton Chekhov. It still plays a major role in the cultural and scholarly life of the Moscow region. The Chekhov estate often serves as a venue for creative, cultural and educational events. Aside from its primary museum function, Melikhovo pays a lot of attention to organizing recreational events for local residents and guests of the estate. On a regular basis, master-classes and children's holiday events are staged. They also hold the “Chekhov's Dachshunds” Festival. There is also a horse-riding school.

Address: Moscow Region, Chekhovky district, the village of Melikhovo

Hours of Operation: daily from 10 am – 5 pm, ticket office open till 4.45 pm. Closed – Mon and last Fri of each month (cleanup day)

Web-site: http://www.chekhovmuseum.com

Phones: +7(499) 270-7991

Directions: from the Yuzhnaya metro station by bus #365; by local train from the Kursky train station to the Chekhov station, then continue by either public bus or shuttle van #25 (direction to Nerastannoye) to the Melikhovo bus stop; by car down the M2 Simferopol highway, turn on 72nd km on the Melikhovo sign, continue for 12 more km