The Bust was established on 27 May 1899, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the poet. The sculpture was made by R. R. Bach (he also was the author of the monument to Peter I in Tula) and cast at the factory of K. A. Berto in St. Petersburg. A bust of Pushkin was originally located on the territory of the public garden in front of the Drama Theatre. This place was called the English Garden in the middle of the XIXth century. A garden was renamed as Pushkin’s Garden when the monument was established. The garden on the other side of the street became known as a Gogol’s Garden. Pushkin’s garden was a favourite place of leisure of children in Tula, it became known as a garden for children.
Due to the construction of the “Central Cinema” in the 1950 Pushkin's Garden decreased greatly. The garden was removed altogether after the construction of the cinema in 1970. The bust was moved across the street into the Gogol’s public garden, which became known as Pushkin’s Garden."