The History Museum of Armenia (armenian: Հայաստանի պատմության թանգարան) is a museum in Armenia with departments of Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It has a national collection of 400,000 objects and was founded in 1920. 35% of the main collection is made up of archaeology related items, 8% of the collection is made up of Ethnography related items, Numismatics related items make up 45%, and 12% of the collection is made up of documents. It is regarded as Armenia's national museum and is located on Republic Square in Yerevan. The state financially supports the museum and owns both the collection and the building. The museum carries out conservation and restoration work and publishes works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, and history. They also have published a series of reports on archaeological excavations since 1948. The museum carries out educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture as well.
On 9 September 1919, the National Assembly of Armenia founded the History Museum of Armenia. The museum opened to visitors on August 20, 1921. Its first director was Yervand Lalayan. Originally named the Ethnographic-Anthropological Museum-Library, it has been renamed several times, first to the State Central Museum of Armenia (1926), then to the Historical Museum (1935), even later to the State History Museum of Armenia (1962), more recently to the Cultural-Historical Museum (2000), and finally to the History Museum of Armenia (since 2003). The History Museum of Armenia was formed using the collections of the Armenian Ethnographical Association of the Caucasus, the Nor Nakhijevan Museum of Armenian Antiquities, the Museum of Antiquities of Ani, and the Vagharshapat Repository of Ancient Manuscripts. The original collection numbered 15,289 objects.
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Si Na | Mar 26, 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.
Tom Barak | Jan 18, 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.
Mateusz Pawłowski | May 17, 2018
There are too few descriptions in English and Russian to fully enjoy the exhibition.
Zorro Ho Zorrov Tchi | Mar 22, 2018
Excellent but people working there are certainly rather rude, especially when you try to take photos which is forbidden, in Germany and France you are allowed to take photos. By the way , when you tell to someone to not take photos tell "no photos please" not just "no photos" am telling this for your own benefit learn what correct behavior and how to communicate pnduk glukh , otherwise the museum was ok
馮耀豪 | Dec 23, 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.
Vaporize Wise | Jun 6, 2018
Exhibition about soviet time, except Karabakh, only in Armenian. And about Karabakh, and the time of the first Caucasian Republics no mention about ethnic cleansing and massacres that took place by Armenian forces. Unfortunately just a unilateral history view.
Mikko Kurvi | Jun 28, 2018
Interesting perspective to Caucasus and to Armenia in particular. If you have time, make a visit
Urszula Wrona | May 31, 2018
We do not expected so many interesting artefacts. Very informative. The archeological parts are the best.
Srecko Grabovac | Jul 17, 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.
Daniel Keeling | Jul 20, 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!
Mike Derderian | Jul 9, 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.
kenneth wilkie | Jul 26, 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
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