About the Museum complex

The Gabdulla Tukay Museum Complex includes two expositions:

- literary and artistic (Gabdulla Tukay Museum) and
- memorial and household (Sagdi House, Banya House, Tukaev Family House-Museum)
Gabdulla Tukay Museum is a special 2-storey wooden building,
Gabdulla Tukai Museum (Russia, Tatarstan, New Kyrlay)
built for the 90th anniversary of Tukay
1976-1979, architect Baki Urmanche.
Included in the list of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan dated 01.01.2002 as a newly identified object of cultural value.
In 2006, the staff of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan held a re-exhibition.
There is a literary and biographical exposition on the ground floor in four halls.
In the exposition of the first hall we see the world of childhood, the world of images and the impression of Tukay's childhood years. Here you can see the things that are mentioned in the poems and memoirs of the poet. And to create an associative connection with the world of the poet's images, works of fine art on the theme of the nature of his native land, the magic forest of famous artists such as: F.A. Aminov, S.O. Lyvin, H.M. Kazakov were also introduced.
The most valuable exhibits are: the manuscript of the poet's father – an entry in the metric book about the birth of Gabdullazhan (April, 1886), an entry in the metric book about the death of Mullah Muhammetgarif – Tukay's father. August 29, 1886. (in copies), the originals of the books of the Tatar enlightener Kayum Nasyri and the textbooks of the Shakirds of the madrasah.

In the second hall, you can get acquainted with the Ural period of Tukai's life. In this hall, visitors are interested in a typographic printing press of the late nineteenth century. In this section we will see authentic editions: books by Oriental and Russian authors from the reading circle of young Tukay; a genuine lifetime edition of Tukay's book – "New Reading", Kazan, 1910; the newspaper "Thought", the magazine "New Century", which were published with the poet's help. It was on the pages of these publications that Tukai published his first works, which brought him fame. The letters of Gabdulla Tukay from Uralsk to Aunt Sajida are also presented here. The objects belonging to Gaziza Zabirova, the sister of the poet and the Tukhvatullins' family, mentor and teacher Gabdulla Tukay, have the highest memorial value.

In the third section we will learn about the poet's life and work in the Kazan period. Here you can see the poet's entourage and lifetime publications, the newspaper "Reforma", the magazines "Lightning", "Zarnitsa", "Consciousness" and other printed publications with which Tukay worked closely. The exhibition shows a single conditional interior of the room of the Bulgar hotel, where Tukay lived, and personal belongings of Husain Yamashev, a friend of the poet. A tour of the hall gives a holistic view not only about the fate and work of Gabdulla Tukay in Kazan, but also about the life of various strata of Tatar society at the turn of the century.

The section "Tukay will live forever!" presents various publications of Gabdulla Tukay and publications about him in Tatar, Russian and many other languages of the peoples of the world and materials of fine art based on the poet's works. This hall is also designed for thematic evenings, meetings with artists, and film screenings.
On the second floor there are works of fine art dedicated to the life and work of Gabdulla Tukay.
On the second floor in two halls there are works of fine art by famous artists such as: F.A. Aminov, S.O. Lyvin, H.M. Kazakov, F.S. Khasyanova, I.K. Kolmogortsev.
The museum-estate of Sagdi Salikhov (the adoptive father of Gabdulla Tukay) is located in the village of Novy Kyrlay.
The house of Sagdi abzy (Russia, Tatarstan, New Kyrlay)
Tukay wrote about his arrival in this village: "Here's Kyrlay. Sagdi's house, it turned out, stood not far from the outskirts. After driving a little, we stopped near a low hut with a thatched roof...". (Gabdulla Tukay. What I remember about myself. 1909). Before the 90th anniversary of the birth of Gabdulla Tukay, the estate of his adoptive father Sagdi Salikhov was restored on the place where Tukay lived. Inside the house, the atmosphere of bygone times has been recreated. Such an environment will help each visitor to plunge into another century in which little Apush lived.
Ahmad Khan Bai's House (Russia, Tatarstan, Novy Kyrlay) is a real monument of folk architecture, a two-story wooden house built in 1893, decorated with carved and applied ornaments. Initially, it belonged to the rural mullah of the neighboring village of Ashit. The house consists of two floors, the servants lived on the first floor, the owners lived on the second..
Akhmat Khan Bai 's House (Russia, Tatarstan, New Kyrlay)
In 1918, Akhmat Khan bought it for a cheap price and rebuilt it in his village of Novy Kyrlay. For this beautiful house, the villagers nicknamed Akhmatkhan "Bai" ("Rich Man"). Akhmatkhan himself was a simple well-to-do peasant miller. In the 1930s, Akhmatkhan was recognized as a "fist" for having this house and was exiled to Magnitogorsk together with his whole family. After that, the board of the collective farm (later the village Council) was located in this house. Even later, this house became a dwelling for collective farm workers.

In 2011, this house was transferred to the museum complex and renovated. An exposition dedicated to the life and everyday life of wealthy peasants of the late XIX — early XX century was created by the staff of the museum complex. The decorative expressiveness of the Tatar dwelling, its exterior is in unity with the subject-household environment of the interior. Modest and comfortable furniture and other household items and ethnography create an emotionally expressive environment of the Bai House.
The house-museum of the Tukaev family (Koshlauch village, Arsky district of the Republic of Tatarstan) was created in the homeland of the great Tatar poet Tukay.
House-museum of the Tukaev family (Russia, Tatarstan, Koshlauch)
The house-museum is located in the restored estate of Mullah Mukhametgarif. The exposition presents the parental home of the future poet, his inner world order.
On the male half of the house, which has the appearance of a rural madrasah (school), special emphasis is placed on the fact that G. Tukay on the paternal and maternal lines came from mullahs. Seven generations of mullahs are known on the father's side.
The female half of the house is the mother's world, the traditional image of a rural Tatar house, where much was done by skillful female hands. The exhibition contains the personal belongings of the poet's mother. An active oven creates the mood of a home.
A large section is devoted to the life of G.Tukay, his formation as a person, citizen, poet.
Museum complex
Republic of Tatarstan, Arsk, New Kyrlay village, Tsentralnaya str., 4

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