National Art Gallery

1 Aram Street, Yerevan 0010


The National Gallery is the main and the largest art museum of Armenia. It is located in the central part of the Republic Square. The Gallery house a big collection of Russian and Western European art, and the world's largest collection of Armenian art pieces. The Armenian collection includes ancient, medieval and new items; copies of the most imposing mosaics from the historical churches, paintings of the well-known Armenian Artists, handcrafts objects and more. A big part of the collection is paintings of Armenian Apostolic Church and the gold-silver covers of the ancient manuscripts.
Such world-known artists as Hovhannes Aivazovsky and Gevorg Bashinjaghian have their works in the National Gallery.
The foreign exhibitions include ancient art pieces from Egypt, Greece, Italy and China. The entrance to the museum costs about €3.

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Open Hours:

  • Tue

    11:00 - 17:30

  • Wed

    11:00 - 17:30

  • Thu

    11:00 - 17:30

  • Fri

    11:00 - 17:30

  • Sat

    11:00 - 17:30

  • Sun

    11:00 - 16:30

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  • Benjamin Admonius

    - 15 July 2018 -

    I have to echo some of the comments about the rude staff and shutting down earlier than the times listed. Despite what google maps says, the listed closing time is 16:30 and not 17:00, with a sign in the museum saying last ticket sold at 16:00. I arrived at 15:45, which I know only gives me 45 minutes, but it was my last day in Yerevan and I only wanted to see the more modern Armenian painters (plus the special exhibit of Minas) anyway, and 45 minutes is better than nothing! When I got to the desk the worker told me it was closed! I pointed to the sign saying 16:00 was the last entry and she grudgingly sold me a ticket. You would think they would be more welcoming to people excited about looking (and paying!) to view art. The galleries were stiflingly hot, but there was some interesting Armenian art. I got to the Minas special exhibit and was not allowed in because that was 1000 drams extra and was never offered the option when I bought the original 1500 dram ticket! I ran back down to the desk to get the special exhibit added on, but as it was now after 16:00 she said no. In contrast, the staff at the Modern Art Museum were lovely, and their collection, while smaller, was far richer and very thoughtfully displayed. Skip the National Gallery and head to the Modern Art Museum instead.

  • Amir Hosein

    - 04 March 2018 -

    A Fairly good collection of art, I had a good time there.

  • roopa rosario

    - 19 January 2018 -

    Mesmerizing paintings and artwork. Opens between 11-6 only

  • Tigran Sargsyan

    - 08 August 2017 -

    The huge collection of the National Gallery, ranging from Italian renaissance to modern Armenian artists, will surprise every visitor. It is virtually impossible to walk through all eight of the museum's floors in one day. So, plan your visit to either see what interests you most or break it into several days.

  • Lucy Mirzoyan

    - 01 August 2017 -

    Terrible, no air-conditioning, literally impossible to stay inside... Most of the paintings by the famous artists that we wanted to see we're removed. Rude people at the ticket desk. It's a real shame when you pay to look at paintings but you're actually paying to feel sick from the heat inside instead making the whole experience unenjoyable.

  • shaya

    - 18 June 2017 -

    Nice gallery, but the workers close much earlier than the schedule says. Got there on Sunday at 3pm thinking we have 2 h , but they started shutting down and kicking us out at 4.15😐

  • Эмма Адамян

    - 21 May 2017 -

    Gorgeous place in Yerevan. Here you can enjoy works of the armenian artists and not only. National gallery has a lot of works of Aivazovsky. I adore works of Surenyants, he was genius. You can see his work's copy in The Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral too. "Salome", "Shamiram and Ara the Beautiful", "After the Massacre". You must to see it. I recommend to take a guide for understand better. You can see and enjoy without them too, but when you know the history of pictures - it's another feeling!!

  • Marina Gorshkova

    - 04 May 2017 -

    Очень интересная экспозиция. Кстати, в галлерее второе по величине (после музея Айвазовского в Феодосии) собрание работ Айвазовского!

  • Asia Khilova

    - 14 October 2016 -

    Великолепная галерея. Шишкин, Серов, много неизвестных мне ранее картин Айвазовского и др. Русских и армянских художников. 6 этажей искусства

  • Evgeny Shuvalov

    - 15 September 2016 -

    Большое собрание картин русских и армянских художников . Многих нигде в РФ не видели. Интересно! Много необычного Айвазовского.

  • مهسا محق

    - 10 September 2016 -

    I almost know nothing of history of Armenia, what was interesting for me was the architecture of the museum building

  • Mohammed Alhitmi

    - 11 August 2016 -

    One of the best art museums in the region, but not very pleasant in the summer as most of the rooms are not air conditioned

  • Anna Réti

    - 01 February 2016 -

    Awsome paintings, it's a must visit in Yerevan.

  • Vika Garyachaya

    - 18 March 2015 -

    Советую. Для полноценного ознакомления и историей и искусством!

  • Robert Karapetyan

    - 23 February 2015 -

    Extensive art collection. Nice events occasionally.

  • Kristina Musheghyan

    - 19 December 2014 -

    Древнейшие памятники армянского народа

  • John Coolvart

    - 07 June 2014 -

    Check out the surrealist (Dali, Bellmer) sketches on floor 3!

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