Parajanov Museum

Dzoragyugh Street 15 16, Yerevan


Parajanov Museum is a devoted to the work and literary heritage of famous Armenian director Sergey Parajanov. This is one of the most visited museums in Yerevan. Founded in 1988 the location and the construction project was selected by Parajanov himself.  Only because of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake in Armenian the construction was delayed and the museum was opened in 1991, a year after Parajanov passed away.

The Museum displays 1,400 piece exhibits including drawings, installations, collages, dolls and hats. You will find exhibits showcasing unpublished plays, various art work Parajanov created when he was imprisoned. The museum offers guided tours in Armenian, English, Russian, French, and German. The two storey building in designed in true Caucasian style. The location is known as the “Dzoragyugh” ethnographic center in Yerevan.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Tue

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Wed

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Thu

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Fri

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Sat

    10:30 - 17:00

  • Sun

    10:30 - 17:00

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  • Suvendu Das

    - 04 August 2018 -

    The museum was founded in 1988 by the People's Assembly of Armenia. after the first exhibition of S. Parajanov's Homeland in the State Art Museum. Part of the collection was bought at 40 thousand rubles after the exhibition, and the other part was presented to Parajanov's museum. In the same year Sarkis Parajiantsants was given two adjacent structures for dwelling and museum in Dzoragyugh ethnographic district. Due to the 1988 earthquake, construction works in Armenia were suspended for a short time. That was the reason why the museum was opened only in 1991. The main collection of the museum consists of about 600 Parajanov works. drawings, sketches for movies, dolls, hats, many of which were exhibited at the People's Art Museum in Yerevan in 1988 and 1989, as well as the carpet and personal belongings of the Tiflis House, which moved to Yerevan under his will during his lifetime. During the years of its existence the museum fund has been replenished and today the number of subjects is 1500 units. Funds maintain directors' correspondence addressed to Lili Brik, A. Tarkovski, Yu. Nikulin, V. Kathanian and other cultural figures. About 700 works are included in the museum's exhibition. Two memorial rooms have been restored to some parts of Paradjanov's Tiflis house and the interior of the Kiev apartment. The author's unique reaction to life events, his plastic worldview is expressed through his creations - the assembly, smooth and spatial collages, drawings, and sketches of motion pictures. Sergei Parajanov's work has no analogues in world art. It is distinguished by its high skill, vivid imagination and ingenuity. His work gives a special charm and grace to the diversity of used objects and material. Most of them are in prison. Parajanov was expelled from the Soviet cinema for 15 years, from 1973 to 1977 and 1982 in strict regime camps and prisons. Over the past 27 years, the museum has organized 64 exhibitions in more than 30 countries, including Cannes, Thessaloniki, Moscow, Kiev, Rome, London, Los Angeles, Tehran, Beijing, Paris, Brazil, Canada, Vilnius, and elsewhere.

  • Farzan Hedayat

    - 17 July 2018 -

    One of the coolest sights in Yerevan...a must see if you are into art and cinema...DO NOT MISS IT!...

  • Babak Solbi

    - 19 June 2018 -

    Amazing place.. magical.. Full of beautiful works

  • Jason Dilraj Dsilva

    - 26 May 2018 -

    A good place to be uf you luke to jnow about history

  • Sergio Novo

    - 05 May 2018 -

    A very good research and great reunion about paradjanov 's work. The location has a very beautiful view to one part of the city and also to the mountains, you can see Ararat

  • A Kosyan

    - 01 March 2018 -

    Very unique and specific musium.

  • Mete Han Yıldırım

    - 03 February 2018 -

    Erivan was so bad city i will chose turkey next holiday

  • Armin K

    - 19 November 2017 -

    Beautiful museum in the design of a regular house. The museum accurately depicts the life of the Paradjanov.

  • Marine Marorganic

    - 02 November 2017 -

    Great museum of well known artist and talented movie producer: Sergey Paradjanov. Was not accepted during Soviet time. I was very impressed by his surreal pictures.

  • Sarah Herlant

    - 15 August 2017 -

    If you are into flee markets and grandma's junkdrawers, this is worth the detour.

  • Olivier VDB

    - 06 August 2017 -

    Strange place; it's actually the collection of collages that Parajanov did himself during the 15 years that he was banned to make movies (after his movie "the colour of pomegranates" in 1968)

  • Elena Kiseleva

    - 09 May 2017 -

    Музеи с душой - мои самые любимые. Чем-то напомнил Музей невинности в Стамбуле. Берите экскурсию или почитайте биографию Параджанова до посещения - тогда гулять по залам будет ещё интереснее.

  • Nastya Chekryzhova

    - 20 January 2017 -

    The best museum in Yerevan! Really enjoyed these strange collages. Unfortunately museum needs more ads and good pr-Programm

  • Viacheslav Degtyarenko

    - 11 November 2016 -

    Вход 700 драмов, фото себя free, экспозиций 700. Два этажа, много комнат, внутренний дворик. Все напоминает о великом мастере. Картины, эскизы, костюмы, шляпки, фото и кинохроника.

  • مهسا محق

    - 10 September 2016 -

    It was an amazing place even for me that I am not a big fan of modern art. Go there with someone who can tell you the story of the works

  • Олеся Яковлева

    - 08 March 2016 -

    Здесь происходит переосмысление окружающего мира. Все вокруг нас является материалом для художника. Но не все им становятся. Параджанову этот дар был дан свыше. Потрясающе.

  • Tatev Grig

    - 22 October 2015 -

    Such incredible collage at S. Paradjanov Museum, Yerevan!

  • Sepehr Rasouli

    - 11 September 2015 -

    Parjanov's artwork is a must see. surreal collages, absurd movies, spectacular statues, this place will put you in the weird vintage parajanov world!

  • Armenak Hovhannisyan

    - 22 May 2015 -

    Unique place! I can bravely suggest entire to visit the museum during stay in Yerevan.

  • Natalia Smolina

    - 15 January 2015 -

    Must visit in Erevan! Definitely!!!

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