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 itinerary planner to arrange your visit to History Museum of Armenia and other attractions in Yerevan.
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  • Located in Republic square, the central area of the city. The Museum is great and reviews the everything yet in this country. Many tens of thousands of parts and utensilagens. A portrait of ancient times to the present day. The entry price is symbolic of around 3 euros. Photos are not allowed and the staff are attentive to the offenders.
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  • history is my favorite subject so I felt rushed that I only got less than 1 hour in the museum before it closed. most of exhibits have English explanations and museum staff were helpful and friendly.  more »
  • The Guide exposes us, through the exhibits in various rooms of 3 and 2 floor, the history of the village from the stone and bronze age golden age until 1900, through the years of employment, and curtailment of territories from the Turks, Persians , Russians. Is awesome check in Hall of geographical maps it had extended their territory in Prime and how much is kept today. Threatened on all sides of the territorial perimeter, hope in the future to be compensated and regain at least the lands of the old capital. Inside you can not take pictures
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  • The collection is quite impressive and important for the Armenians as to establish a record of their local heritage and claim to their lands. Find your way around is not simple as sign are non existing. Lady custodians help guide you around. Mostly there are English descriptions, but in some places they are lacking completely.
  • Stunning collection covering 10,000 years of the region's history makes it a must-see. Don't expect all exhibits to have English translations however so consider a guide to get the most out of your visit. At busy times the air-conditioning seems to struggle, which made it very uncomfortable to walk round, dress lightly!
  • They have everything here, from the first tools we've built to the pottery we made and the weapons and so on and so fourth. Very interesting and it seems like we were a very inventive, innovative people.
  • Awesome place. However, the staff are not cool at all. They don't behave properly and always follow the visitors to control them not to take any photos or touch something! I really felt how provocative they were looking at the visitors and were following them. Some of the works need to have an English description in addition to their Armenian ones. Audio-guides should also be considered in the future.
  • I was astonished bY thE superb collEction of prehistoric aNd other Items! Regrettably I could not take.photoGraphs to remind me of the items and there was no satisfactory book of the museum's colleectiond. ? eum's collections
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