The house-museum of the famous circus animal-trainer A.A. Durov was established in December 1988, in the building, erected in 1900 in the “art nouveau” style.
Since Durov returned to Russia from abroad in 1926, he bought this mansion in Taganrog. During all his tours, the house by the Azov Sea remained Durov’s only home.
The museum exposition tells about Durov’s creative activity, methods of animal training, numerous tours abroad, the worldwide acknowledgment of the famous animal trainer, his students and adherents. The museum presents authentic displays of Durov and his family personal achieve; and a unique video-tape, showing the trainer’s performance, recorded by cinematograph of the 1920th.