Samad Vurgun House Museum is the first memorial museum established in Azerbaijan which Nominates the life and creative activity of the greatest Azerbaijan poet, twice state prize winner, a well-known playwright, a scientist and notable figure. The Museum is located on the third floor of the dwelling house, which had been built in the XIX century.Samad Vurgun had lived in this house till the end of his life. By the decree of Respublic Govern organizing the House-Museum's in 1974 solemnly opening had been taken place on October 6, 1975, For years the museum was enriched with some new materials and made some investigations. The collection of materials is the main activity of the museum. This work is carried on according to several themes. Mainly according to these works memoriable things of Samad Vurgun original photos, drawing works, manuscripts, investigations, presents, passing years newspapers-and magazines have enriched the funds of museum, Nowadays the number of exhibits are more than 16000. Being a branch of the museum "Poetry House" makes activity in "Yukhari Salahli" rural in Qazax district.
Museum also helps creating and extending other museums in Baku and Districts which are related to Samad Vurgun' s name.Three rooms of the museum - a study, a drawing room and a bed room are kept as they were in poet's lifetime. But in the other rooms exhibits had been established for eternaling his memory, social activity and life. The study room of Poet - cabinet. All things are simple and ordinary. A bookcase full of books, chairs, and table. There are the last manuscripts of poet, unfinished cigarette, the pen and his beloved photo which he had taken with children and wife.The little basket of his favourite violets on the table. Many of his works as "Vagif", "Farhad and Shirin", "Human being", "Aygun", many articles and reports were created at this very writing-table.The drawing-room of the poet has been kept as it was when he lived here. Samad Vurgun was openhearted person, popular poet and kind host. The piano in the room is of great interest to visitors. Uzeir Hajibekov the founder of Azerbaijan National Opera and also composers Qara Qarayev, Fikret Amirov, Said Rustamov used to perform their works on this piano. ln the drawing-room there are also Samad Vurgun's picture painted in 1944 by Mikayil Abdullayev. In the painting Samad Vurgun had been depicted in the deep kingdom of thought in his garden.There is also a clock among the valuable exhibits. After Samad Vurgun died, his wife Mrs. Khaver stopped his clock at 8:30 in the evening on 27th of May 1956. The last memorial room is his bedroom. Here also everything is kept as it was in his life time.
A lot of work is done by the Museum. "Memorable day's" are held on 21th of March and on May 27, twice a year. Popular men of science and culture, his friends, and literary youth of those years have At different times participated in measures dedicated to Samad Vurgun"s memory. Now some of the people who expressed their sincere words are also live in memories. Along with the measures dedicated to Samad Vurgun other literary events, jubilees of his friends, or historical days take place. As an example we can note the exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic held in 1988 and 150th anniversary of a well-known patron - Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev in 1989)The audience and participants are following poet's activity, listen to recordings of his voice and watch the chronicles with great interest. They make note of their sincere feelings and testimonials in the guest book.The museum activity is also estimated and is reflected in the warm words in testimonial book.The biggest appreciation had been given by Haydar Aliyev who have wrote his heartwords in testimonial book. "Celebrating 90th annersary of Samad Vurgun today I remember the October 1975. The opening date of museum of Samad Vurgun. The museum made a great deal of work in the sphere of Azeri national enlightenment, it has great achievements in the sphere of development and propaganda of culture of our nation. l am sure that Samad Vurgun' s literary heritage is immortal. And the museum will carry out its honourable mission as a center of culture of our Republic.
Samad Vurgun House Museum
Address: 4 Tarlan Aliyarbekov str. Baku, Azerbaijan
tel: (+994 12) 493-56-52
The Samad Vurgun Fund operates since 1994. President of the Fund - Aybeniz Vurgungizi.