The Chizhevsky Memorial house museum was opened in February 2010 in Kaluga in the Chizhevskys’ residence, being one of the departments of Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics
The author of the museum concept is T.P. Polyakov, a well-known expert in museum designing whose underlying idea was to display the exposition in the form of recollections: as if Chizhevsky himself wandering through the rooms he long ago deserted is trying to remember his young days. His memory picks up different episodes and fragments linked to this or that event which used to take place there. Was it really so or have the bygone years altered the perception? Who knows?
Theme and exposition plan was designed by L.T. Engelhart and A.V. Manakin which was put into life by A.A.Tavrizov, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.
Currently the museum houses 7 exposition halls: “The arrival of the Chizhevskys in Kaluga”, the scientific-biogr
On the ground floor there is an exhibition hall with various exhibitions being displayed. Each year on the birthday of Alexander Chizhevsky and on his Commemorative day the genuine water colour paintings of the scientist (from Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics collections)are exhibited there.