History Museum of Armenia

Republic Square 4, Yerevan


The History Museum of Armenia is an ethnographic-anthropological Museum-Library founded in 1919. The museum displays rich collections of artifacts of Armenia dating back to the prehistoric days. Over 400,000 pieces are showcased in the museum. The objects are in separate departments featuring Archeology, Ethnography, Numismatics, and Documents.

The musuem houses a unique collection of Bronze specimens from the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C.  There is a vast collection of historic and cultural Heritage of Urartu and a unique collection of coins of Tsopk and Artaxiad dynasty. This is the perfect location to explore architectural and sculptural finds from ancient Armenain cities of Ani and Dvin. 

The museum is located in the Republic Square in Yerevan. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 - 18:00 and on Sunday 11:00 - 17:00. The Museum is closed on Mondays, national holidays and memorial days. What’s more the entrance to the museum is free on last Saturday of each month.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    11:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    11:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    11:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    11:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    11:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    11:00 - 18:00

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  • Richard Ha

    - 02 February 2018 -

    The history of Armenia is ancient, and this museum does credit to the ancient brave people & nation of Armenia.

  • Tom Barak

    - 18 January 2018 -

    The staff here is incredibly rude and think they work in a Soviet gulag. They constantly order you from one room to the other. At the end I was going to retrieve my jacket from the cloakroom at the bottom floor. The lady a floor above very rudely shouted and wanted me to climb up the stairs to come to her. Presumably she thought I was going to a section that needed a different ticket. Trying to explain I was getting my jacket from the cloakroom didnt help because she barely knows English. So I just ignored her shouts. Have fun at the gulag.

  • 馮耀豪

    - 23 December 2017 -

    I went twice to this museum as I am interested in knowing how the Armenian nation interprets its history. The description is not particularly detailed but still satisfying. However, some parts of the display are only in Armenian and Russian, particularly the Soviet period. The interpretation is a bit biased as well, even though I like this nation very much.

  • Susti Berico

    - 01 December 2017 -

    A MUST-SEE in Yerevan! As an Italian,I am used to beauty but still remained speechless before the masterpieces showcased in this museum,what Armenians were able to create throughout the centuries is just incredible.Please make sure you visit it!!

  • Krassi Ivanova

    - 08 August 2017 -

    Plenty of interesting historical items with info in English. Also the ticket price is so low that it feels like you hit the jackpot once you enter and see everything that is hiding inside. Definitely a must when in Yerevan

  • Robert Cooke

    - 29 July 2017 -

    You can't miss the location. It's the massively impressive building beside the fountain in republic square. It's history museum and the art gallery. I chose to just visit the history museum which is 2000. Like most museums it's a bit hit and miss. I visited Ani a few weeks ago in Eastern Turkey and they had a whole exhibit in this which I really enjoyed. Some of the lighting is not great, parts are so dark you can barely see it. That could be improved. Overall it's worth popping in and checking out.

  • Rehy Otaku🐍

    - 31 August 2017 -

    It was awesome thought none of the stuff members managed to help us properly...😁even so, i loved it!❤️🖤

  • Roya Roshan

    - 22 March 2017 -

    A good place for people that want recognize armeny culture,it was wanderful

  • Boris Frolov

    - 03 January 2017 -

    Портит впечатление отсутствие подписей на русском, а у трети экспонатов нет подписи и на английском - только армянский язык. Поэтому часть экспозиции остаётся непонятной для туристов.

  • Boris Frolov

    - 03 January 2017 -

    Музей большой и подробно рассказывает о истории Армении с самого начала до сегодняшних дней. Очень много интересных экспонатов.

  • Anatoly N

    - 31 October 2016 -

    Жаль, что нам в школе так мало рассказывали про богатую армянскую историю и культуру. Музей отличный, понадобится не менее двух часов

  • Katiiii Miss

    - 10 April 2016 -

    بخشى از موزه مربوط به آلت پرستان هست و نشون ميده دربخشهايى از ايران باستان هم ظاهراً تحت تأثير مللهاى ديگه اين آيين وجود داشته و گفته ميشه گورستانى قديمى هم در گچى سو استان گلستان گواه اين ادعاست !!

  • Katiiii Miss

    - 02 April 2016 -

    مردم ارمنستان مردم بسيار تميز و مرتب و منظمى هستند اگر چه امكانات و زندگى ساده اى دارن اما در اين موزه با كمال تعجب يه سرويس بهداشتى مشترك براى زنها و مردها وجود داره بدون دستمال كاغذى و خيلى كثيف !!

  • Katiiii Miss

    - 02 April 2016 -

    يه موزه غنى و ارزشمند در چند طبقه كه ديدنش زمان طولانى ميبره ....

  • Hoora Vakili

    - 22 March 2016 -

    They don't have English translation

  • 布拉克 透论人

    - 17 March 2016 -

    Armenian history

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