Taras Schevchenko’s Annex
In the city of Yagotyn, on the territory of the park, to the right of the art gallery, you can find the "Taras Shevchenko Annex" museum. This building, together with the gallery and the park, are the remains of a once grand estate that belonged to Kyril Razumovsky and was later transferred to Mykola Repnin-Volkonsky. In his old age, Repnin-Volkonsky returned to his Yagotinsky estate, where he gladly received talented guests, such as Mykola Gogol, Yevhen Hrebinka and others.
In July 1843, Taras Shevchenko visited Yagotyn twice, and from October 1843 to January 1844 he lived in the wing of the Yagotyn manor. Here he created portraits, landscapes, worked in the library and communicated with the Repnins-Volkonskys and their guests. At the same time, he also painted the annex where he lived.
The wooden annex was destroyed during the Second World War. But in 2003 it was rebuilt and turned into a museum. In six rooms, you can view things from the Repniny-Volkonsky estate, the table at which Shevchenko worked, and paintings from the collection of the former owners, as well as works by contemporary artists.