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The Military Chamber (an ensemble of the Alexander Park)

Categories / Tsarskoe Selo and town of Pushkin. The digital chronological reference book/Monuments of history and culture

The Military Chamber, located in the Alexander Park near the White Tower, was built on the initiative of Nicholas II in 1913-1917 according to the design of the civil engineer S.Yu. Sidorchuk like an Old Russian fortress. It was decided to organize here the Museum of the Military History of Russia which was named the Tsar’s Military Chamber. One-storied light gallery and two small towers were given for placing the museum collections. Big size exhibits must be placed in the third big tower. It was intended that the bilighted hall for 400 seats would use as a lecture-hall and movie theatre. Portraits of the first knights of St. George’s order were placed in the museum during World War I. Examples of arms and ammunition, taken away from the enemy, were delivered from the front to the museum. Big artillery guns and even a aircraft were placed in the courtyard.
In 1918 the museum was closed and exhibits were passed into other museums. Now this building is belonged to the State Museum Reserve “Tsarskoye Selo”. It is planned to create here a museum exposition devoted to World War I.

Semenova Galina Victorovna

Nicholas II, Emperor
Sidorchuk S.Y.

Akademichesky Avenue/Pushkin, town