History Museum of Armenia

Republic Square 4, Yerevan

4.5

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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Reviews

  • A Google User

    4
    - 23 August 2018 -

    In this parts of exhibition which was described in english it was really absorbing and comprehensive. But unfortunately such an obvious thing was only up to maybe xiv century. Than person without ability to speak armenian has an immense problem to understand anything. Especially in late modern period. Maybe they have something to hide from foreign tourists? Its hard to say

  • A Google User

    4
    - 16 August 2018 -

    Located at the heart of Republic Square, with an admission fee of 2,000 AMD for an adult. Details the history of Armenia, but visited after touring the country and seeing the sights in person. Museum was greatly reduced exhibitions as a lot of material was out on loan. Logical flow to the museum

  • kenneth wilkie

    5
    - 26 July 2018 -

    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

  • A Google User

    4
    - 20 July 2018 -

    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!

  • A Google User

    5
    - 17 July 2018 -

    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.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 09 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Si Na

    4
    - 26 March 2018 -

    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.

  • Richard Ha

    5
    - 02 February 2018 -

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

  • Tom Barak

    1
    - 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

    4
    - 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.

  • 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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