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The History Museum of Armenia 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.
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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.
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.
There are too few descriptions in English and Russian to fully enjoy the exhibition.
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
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.
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.
Interesting perspective to Caucasus and to Armenia in particular. If you have time, make a visit
We do not expected so many interesting artefacts. Very informative. The archeological parts are the best.
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.
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!
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.
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