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Armenian Genocide Museum, Yerevan

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Constructed into the side of a hill overlooking Mount Ararat, Armenian Genocide Museum commemorates the victims who have fallen during the Ottoman extermination of the Armenian people in 1915. First opened in 1995, the museum annually receives scores of visitors, both foreign and local, providing insight on the nation's dark history and with an aim to prevent similar tragedies. Visit the indoor exhibition hall covering 1,000 sq m (10,763 sq ft), and the outdoor gallery. Make Armenian Genocide Museum part of your personalized Yerevan itinerary using our Yerevan itinerary builder.
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  • Detailed information about the sad Genocide against Armenians, and there were so many facts that I did not know or read before. Well explained in English! Free admission but donations are accepted. A ...  more »
  • The Genocide Museum is one of the most vital places important to any Armenian who lives in Armenia or amy country of the world. The huge Armenian Diaspora is one of results of Genocide of Armenians re...  more »
  • I never learned about the Armenian genocide until I heard the stories from my friend. This museum is just phenomenal! It was so touching and peaceful. They've done a great job with it  more »
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  • The museum has improved greatly after the renovation.
  • A very well done museum that truly brings to life the horrific acts of genocide against the Armenian people. The museum is a must see if you are in Armenia.
  • This is (fortunately) an unforgettable experience! We went twice, once with the guide, but the tour was too fast and I wanted the time to read all the texts​ and captions that have been carefully prepared. I knew little about the Armenian Genocide aside from Turkey stubborn refusal to admit it's crime in the face of evidence! Germany admitted it's Nazi crime and has raised generation of Germans that wouldn't repeat it's past. Turkey had not learned the lessons yet! The museum has a linear narrative that starts a few decades before the events of 1915. The exhibits are mostly photographs with a few letters and books. These are nice but not quite as powerful as the exhibits at Aushwitz, or the War museum in Ho Chi Minh City. More in line with the Great Patriotic War museum in Minsk. The reason is that too few were there to document the atrocities being committed, and the Turks didn't have the meticulous record keeping of the Nazis. Much was left to be done by thugs and jealous and opportunistic populations. The photographs are mostly from visitors, missionaries, teachers, and a few official from other countries. The captions are written in light purple on a dark purple background and not always easy to read. They are available in English Russian and of course Armenian. We spend several hours and could have spend easily more but the museum was closing and we were tired. We left with red eyes from crying so much. The closing quote from Hitler: "... And who remembers the Armenians anyway...", is the powerful reason to visit this museum. In fact the current refugee crisis of Syria, shows that everyone should be visiting the museum, as those far from crisis tend to forget to easily the plight of those affected. We received as gift from our friends several books, including the book from Aurora and a reproduction of most of the photographs of the museum and this provides great additional material to study after the visit.
  • The extent of the Armenian genocide is not that well-known, and this Museum kept it rather lowkey describing the horrors in a more factual than emotional manner, which actually made the experience even more unsettling. A must visit in Yerevan.
  • The Museum of Genocide is the perfect place for commemoration and study about the crimes of Turkey. The entrance and the guide tour is free. The building complex is minimalist, very puritan - what are big words in Armenia where the greatness of buildings are important in the every day.