History Museum of Armenia, Yerevan

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Examine a collection of 400,000 objects at History Museum of Armenia, displaying archaeological finds, ethnographic items, and historical relics. Established in 1920, the national museum preserves Armenia's cultural heritage across themed sections--numismatics, ethnography, archaeology, modern history, and restoration. Highlights include bronze items dating back to 2,000-3,000 BCE, works of art and objects hailing from many regions across Europe and Asia, and excavated finds from ancient cities. Security officials prohibit taking photographs. Use our Yerevan trip itinerary maker to visit History Museum of Armenia on your trip to Yerevan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Museum full of very interesting exhibits from prehistoric Armenia nowadays. It helps a lot to understand better this people so rich in history. The only problem is that, with the exception of the third floor (the first, in the order of visit) the other two floors have very few descriptions in English so it becomes difficult to contextualize the Armenia since the middle ages. In any case, even the top floor deserves to be seen, since Armenia part of ancient Mespotamia and cradle of civilization.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The visit to the historical Museum of Armenia, located at central Republic square in Yerevan, is not to be missed is the wealth of archaeological and historical heritage, is to get a clearer picture of this region, which in antiquity was home and crossroads of many civilizations. Beautiful are the shoe leather (dating from about 5,500 years ago), two wooden wagons still well kept and objects of daily life of the ancient world (it is surprising how little has changed the buttons and jewelry).
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  • August 13, 2017
    The museum is in Republic Square.The worlds oldest leather shoes and two ancient bronze age carts are the highlights.Sadly photos are not allowed. There are lots of staff. The Armenian Genocide displa...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Armenia has an unbelievably complex history. This museum does a good job in explaining the history. You can easily cruise through here in an hour, but to fully digest the material would take hours if not a full day. A must-see in Yerevan.
  • April 20, 2017
    This museum tells a great story of Armenian history, from ancient to modern, including the 1915 Genocide.
  • September 12, 2016
    Great museum! The excursion in English is very interesting, the guide knows a lot and tells it with enthusiasm. We spent 4 hours there but could walk there the whole day with her if she had a possibility.
  • November 19, 2016
    From stone age, you'll see the real quality of life in the ancient time! I enjoyed my visit and very informative
  • May 27, 2017
    Excellent chronology of Armenian history

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